General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Sr Machinist SD Tech 2

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time
Manufacturing and Production


We are currently hiring for an experienced Machinist to work at our GD-OTS facility in Otay Mesa. 

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Forms and shapes basic material
  • May operate CNC based machinery, lathes, drill presses, mills, routers, grinding machines, duplicating, and profile machines, brakes and shears
  • May operate light-duty bench or floor machine tools and equipment such as small lathes, power mills, extruding machines, drills or punch presses, power brakes, shears or saws
  • Works from basic drawings, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks, which may include the cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions
  • Sets up machines and makes adjustments, and performs maintenance on machines
  • Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances
  • Monitors and verifies quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures
  • Interfaces with employees and managers within the department
  • Works under general supervision and instructions given for routine work, and detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments
  • Must comply with all safety requirements such as but limited to PPE, chemical handling and safety related trainings.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to read and follow instructions including Engineering and CAD drawings
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of the application of geometric tolerance symbols.
  • Comfortable working with measurement equipment i.e. calipers, ID/OD, micrometers, bore gauges, dial indicators, etc.
  • Ability to work with tolerances down to 0.0005"
  • Clear interpersonal skills to cooperate and work effectively with others
  • Clear communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Clear organizational skills
  • Able to use mechanical hand and simple power tools
  • Must be available to work 2nd shift (4:30pm-2:00am)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent and Machinist Certification or 5 years minimum relevant experience


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