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Job Details

Tooling Machinist

Company name
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Sacramento, CA, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jul 10,2019

Valid Through
Oct 23,2019

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Job Description:


To perform machining tasks as directed by their supervisor utilizing the CNC Vertical Milling Center (main responsibility), Bridgeport Mill, Engine Lathe and CNC Lathe as well as other Machine Shop support equipment (i.e. grinder, belt sander, cold saw, etc.).Utilize CAM software to create NC programs for 2D prismatic parts, 4 axis, complex 3D surfacing, 3 2 positional and full 5 axis NC programs.  Ability to use Vericut to verify program.  Document the machining process by creating detailed setup sheets.  Work with machine shop to update changes.


The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Machinist.  Each level has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

Create and document all programs. 

Comprehend dimensions, tolerances and geometric tolerances.

Understand and use standard drafting practices, and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GDT) per ANSI Y 14.5

Basic programming (G codes). 

Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as right-the-first-time attitude.

Inspect using basic inspection equipment (calipers, micrometers, depth gage, etc.)

Accurately adjusts machine settings to complete tasks according to specifications.

Uses various machine shop support equipment including Saws, Belt Sanders, Grinders, Overhead Cranes and Drill Press.

Basic understanding of Machine Shop practices.

Follows safety precautions.

Ensures work area and equipment are kept clean.

Other Job Functions

Other duties as assigned 



Experience and Skills:


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Ability to adhere to workplace rules

Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel.

Must understand ANSI Y 14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.

Must be proficient in the programming software currently in use as well as MS Word and Excel.


High school education or equivalent

Minimum of 3 years experience as a machinist

Minimum of 3 years experience with CNC programing

Proven experience handling and machining various metals & composites


Associates Degree or trade program

5 years experience as a machinist

Prior experience with Vericut 7.0

Experience with MasterCAM, Siemens NX 8.5, and SolidWorks or CATIVA V5 a plus

Knowledge of Haas / Fadal / Fanuc controllers a plus


Physical Requirements:

Standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, grasping, stooping, kneeling, climbing.

Occasionally lifts and carries objects weighing up to 50lbs

May occasionally manipulate materials

Working Conditions:

May work in controlled and non-temperature controlled environments

Occasional exposure to noise, hazardous materials and/or chemicals

Works with a variety of hand tools, power tools and other related equipment

Works in confined spaces

May work extended hours or weekends


Is not required

Additional Information:

Job Level:

Mid Career (2 years)

Number of Openings:


Years of Experience:

At least 3 Years

Level of Education:

High School/GED

Starting Date :


Company info

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Website :

Company Profile
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense's Third Offset Strategy. The Company is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution based business, addressing the United States and its allies' National Security priorities. Kratos' primary focus areas are unmanned systems, satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,700 with a substantial number of the Company’s employees holding National Security Clearances. Virtually all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies.

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