Skip to main content
Search Jobs

Search Jobs

Working at Lockheed Martin

About

At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges.

Mission-Focused Innovation: From aerospace to outer space to cyber space, you can solve the world's most complex challenges for our customers.

Foundational Values: Our culture of performance excellence, ethics, teamwork and inclusion is embedded in everything we do.

Diverse Career Opportunities with Meaningful Work: Grow your career and skills for life. Our technology-driven learning platforms and programs enable your development and agility.

Your Health, Your Wealth, Your Life: Our flexible schedules, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work.

Empowered to Be Your Best: Use your strengths to make a difference in the lives of one another, our customers, our communities and our planet.

Here, the possibilities are endless because we offer:

  • Flexible Schedules, dependent on role
  • Levels: Student, Entry, Mid, Senior, Management
  • Locations: Nationwide & OCONUS Positions

Back to Job Navigation (About)

Qualifications

See what it takes to be a successful Lockheed Martin employee.

  • Collaborative

    There is no innovation without imagination. You bring new, different and exciting ideas to the table every day. You are committed to the success of your team.

  • Curious

    The ability to explore and drive new ideas. You think innovatively to come up with creative solutions to complex challenges.

  • Goal-oriented

    From planning and organizing to decision making, goal orientation produces impactful results. You set goals and strive to make things happen quickly and efficiently.

  • Proactive

    The ability to anticipate, plan and prepare for what lies ahead. You act rather than react to potential situations.

  • Problem Solver

    You work to tackle tough problems with complex solutions.

  • Strategic

    You observe, reflect and analyze processes to make more informed decisions.

Back to Job Navigation (Qualifications)

Quote

“Before I came to Lockheed Martin, I never thought I’d get these opportunities. The benefits available and the company’s value culture make it an incredibly supportive place to work, and I’m grateful to work somewhere that wants me to succeed. I hope to have a long career here making an impact, and I know I’ll be supported in doing that every step of the way.”

Ryan J., Enterprise Operations

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental and Vision coverage is available for employees who opt-in.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Our 401(k) plan features generous matching and company contributions.

  • Professional Development

    We support our employees through mentoring, internal & external educational programs, networking, skills enhancement and career-building programs.

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

    Our generous parental leave policies support your journey into parenthood. When you return to work, our facilities offer mother's rooms to support your transition and work/life balance.

  • Paid Time Off

    We offer PTO, paid holidays and paid time off for jury duty and military obligations.

  • Flex-time

    Depending on the position, we offer flexible work schedules.

Back to Job Navigation (Benefits)

Job Responsibilities

Machine Tool Operator, Senior

Palmdale, California

Job ID: 549982BR Date posted: Feb. 23, 2021 Locations: Palmdale, California Description:Sets up completely and operates various types of machine tools such as conventional horizontal, vertical, universal milling machines and multiple head, continuous path, numerically controlled milling machines; engine, turret and numerically controlled lathes, jig borers; horizontal boring mills; single and multiple spindle drill presses, plain and universal radial drill presses to machine parts to close tolerances, improvising and adapting tooling as required, where setup procedures, cutters, control setting, setup charts, program manuscripts and/or where machining methods and sequences are determined by interpreting operation sheets, blueprints, and other authorized information and where tooling is inadequate and it is required to adapt available tooling and/or improvise shop aids as required; exercises a knowledge of machine capability and capacity and the machinability of the material to be machined in order to minimize the amount of machining and the number of set ups as required.

Performs rework of the level of difficulty of the operations described above

Must possess certifications required by the Company. Must demonstrate skills equivalent to Blueprint II and Practical Shop Math or equivalent.

Must possess a minimum of two years of experience or equivalent in the operation of various types of drill presses and/or boring machines.

Lays out reference lines on parts and/or material as a guide in machining operations.

Operates numerically controlled machines manually as required.

Sets and adjusts speeds, feeds, and depth or cut; selects, mounts and aligns tooling, attachments and material in proper relationship.
Set up and operates manually operator duplicating machines where skilled hand feeding is required to machine parts to close tolerances.
Checks own setup, tooling and work for conformance to specifications using surface plate and/or precision measuring instruments.
Grinds own tool bits and drills as required.
Machines sample parts for inspection verification.
Performs daily machine inspection and routine maintenance to ensure machine performance.
Note: This job incorporates duties previously described in the following classifications:

4426 Jig Borer/Horizontal Boring Mill Operator, Senior
4599 Lathe/Operator, Senior
4679 Milling Machine Operator, Senior
4833 Numerically Controlled Milling Machine Operator, Senior

HourlyProductionOperations
Basic Qualifications:
Must possess a minimum of two years of experience or equivalent in the operation of various types of drill presses and/or boring machines.

Must demonstrate skills equivalent to Blueprint II and Practical Shop Math or equivalent.

Must possess certifications required by the Company.

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ANY SHIFT.
Desired Skills:
Operates numerically controlled machines manually as required.

Set up and operates manually operator duplicating machines where skilled hand feeding is required to machine parts to close tolerances.

Checks own setup, tooling and work for conformance to specifications using surface plate and/or precision measuring instruments.

Grinds own tool bits and drills as required. Other Important Information You Should Know Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Ability to Work Remotely: The work associated with this position will be performed at the designated Lockheed Martin facility. Situational telecommuting may be considered and authorized at the discretion of your leader and based upon the role.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 9x80 every other Friday offSecurity Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.Clearance Level: Secret Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Hourly/Non-ExemptBusiness Unit: AERONAUTICS COMPANYRelocation Available: YesCareer Area: Manufacturing Type: Full-Time Shift: First
Apply Now