KEYW Corporation

Journey Machinist

2 months ago(10/9/2017 12:19 PM)
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KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


Job Description:

Journey Machinist

Individual will independently perform non-repetitive assignments of a complex and difficult nature involving the set-up and operation of a wide variety of machine tool equipment such as milling machine, grinder and lathe. Will provide programming support for numerically controlled (NC) equipment to obtain optimum machine utilization and minimize scrap loss ensuring proper tool usage.


Experience with drill press, punch press, brake, shear, graining machines, numerical control equipment and other hand and power machines of similar complexity to produce precision parts. Works from blueprints, rough sketches, production diagrams, engineering drawings and verbal instructions to fabricate a variety of complex machined components. May support prototype development activities, working with design engineers and mechanical designers on the design feasibility of prototype machine parts and assemblies relative to form, fit and function.


Determines operating methods and sequences; lays out, sets up and fabricates precision parts, tooling and fixtures to exacting tolerances and dimensions for production, development and short-run requirements. Makes complex shop calculations using handbook formulas to layout difficult patterns and determine tooling feeds and speeds. Knows the working qualities of a wide variety of materials including aluminum, steel, copper, brass, other metals, plastics and exotics. Check height, depth and thickness using micrometer s, dial indicators, calipers, gauges and other precision-measuring instruments.


Inspects work for conformance to specifications. May set-up and make "first-article" check on difficult production runs. May prepare recommendations for improvements in methods or processes relative to improved productivity and quality. This is the fully qualified journey level.


Experience and Training: Experience and Training: Requires a well-rounded knowledge of fabrication and assembly techniques, tools and equipment, materials and shop practices as would normally be obtained from completion of a 2 year trade school or apprenticeship and 4 years additional machine shop experience. Incumbents typically possess 8-10 years of related experience.




Beneficial Skills and Qualifications desired:

CNC Milling Machine (required)

CNC Punch

TIG Welding Aluminum

Press Brake

Hardware Press



Solidworks CAD software, FeatureCam (milling) and SmartCam (punching)


Powder Coating

Silk screening



KeyW is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing fair and equal employment consideration, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


How to Apply?  Please click apply on the right.

Recruiting Point of Contact: 
Christine McGrath:



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