The most important thing we build is trust

Date Posted
09 Oct 2017


The Machinist III will plan, set-up, operate and make tool adjustments to cut and shape all types of metals and synthetics using manual (e.g. lathes, millers and grinders), EZ Track computerized machine shop equipment. Works from blueprints, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks. May communicate with engineers to better understand the purpose of a part assembly. Checks and inspects machining operations against specified tolerances. May identify and repair minor machine malfunctions.


• Works independently from complex blueprints and written or verbal ideas in order to fabricate, alter or repair complex and costly parts where required tolerances are often unusually close and complex, and are extremely difficult to acquire and maintain. 
• Checks and adjusts machinery and tooling as necessary in order to maintain critical dimensions. 
• Reads and interprets complex blueprints and/or works from written and verbal instructions to manufacture parts to tolerances which are difficult to acquire and maintain using a wide variety of materials. 
• Plans sequence of machining operations incorporating a detailed knowledge of each machine and its capabilities in order to determine the most cost effective and efficient manner in which to manufacture parts
• Performs highly diversified machining operations requiring progressive steps to drill, turn and cut metal to specifications. 
• Utilizes trigonometric formulas in order to calculate complex and/or compound angles and dimensions. 
• Fabricates own tolling and fixtures as needed. 
• May file and/or deburr individual or small lot production pieces as necessary to meet required specifications. 
• Checks own work by setting up and operating precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, gauge blocks and height stand, etc. 
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as required. 


• High School diploma (or equivalent) 
• 4 years’ experience as a machinist
• 4 years’ experience working on Bridgeport milling machines
• 4 years Lathe experience
• Excellent math skills including trigonometry and geometry
• Must be able to prove US Citizenship


• 5-10 years’ experience machining
• 5-10 years working on milling and lathe machines
• Prior experience working with sheet metal
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Experience in a defense contractor, aerospace, or military environment.

Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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