Clearance Level
Chesapeake, Virginia

REQ#: RQ135643

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans machining by reviewing/studying work orders, fabrication drawings, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T)
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for correct stock; verifying receipt of stock
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.  Programs CNC machine by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, calculates requirements for proper feeds, and speeds for the material being machined
  • Performs in process inspections of parts and verifies settings by measuring positions and make adjustments to meet tolerances, proof first-run part, and sample work pieces adhering to international standards. Calculates, and interprets dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, bore gages, etc.  
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; submitting repair requests
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.  Ability to characterize material machinability, tool holding, tool cutter presentation and select of appropriate coolants, or lubricants for machining
  • Must be proficient in manual machining processes such as using manual lathes, milling machines, and grinders to produce precision components
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information


Completion of an apprenticeship in machining technology or equivalent experience with an emphasis on CNC operation.

5+ years of experience in CNC operation

  • Proficient using Cad/Cam machine programming software applications
  • Capable of fabricating fixtures and special tooling
  • Solid understanding of geometric dimensions, tolerances, and symbols
  • Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement
  • Excellent Verbal Communication
  • Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Precision Measuring Instrumentation, Prototyping, Problem Solving
  • Supply Management, Tooling, Job Production Coordination, Inventory Control
  • Attention to Detail

Must be a US Citizen

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.