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BAE Systems Technical Specialist I Machine Shop Estimator in Boulder, Colorado

Job Description



We have a machine shop estimating opportunity available in our Space and Mission Systems manufacturing facility located in Boulder, Colorado. We machine prototype spaceflight hardware and ground support equipment daily. You ll collaborate daily with a talented team of journeyman machinist. Lathes, Multi-axis milling and Wire EDM knowledge required for this position. Have the confidence to work with our engineering team for design for manufacturability. Participate in make/buy decisions with our production control team for effective workflow on the shop floor.

Space & Mission Systems pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We deliver cutting-edge space solutions, more accurate weather forecasts, and insightful observations of our planet and universe. We provide actionable data and intelligence that protects our Nation. We help our customers succeed in their missions by solving their toughest challenges. Together we make a critical difference.

The Operations Strategic Capabilities Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution from strategic capital investments, industrial operations and an efficient supply chain, to state-of-the-art manufacturing and test operations and top-notch facilities management.

What You ll Do:

  • Maintain a regular 5-day work week schedule. Examples: 6:00-2:30, 7:00-3:30.

  • Constant awareness of WRF (Work Request Form) que.

  • Review and prioritize quotes daily based on need dates and program expedites.

  • Possess the ability to visualize a build working with CAD models using current Mastercam releases.

  • Collaborate directly with machinists for estimates and potential fixturing needs.

  • Determine material size requirements for the WRF to proceed to material procurement.

  • Engage in make/buy decisions with scheduling for manageable work center assignments.

  • Maintain excellent communication with all organizations directly related to the manufacturing floor.

  • Misc. assignments might include material staging support, reassign WO work center selection based on machinist input, and attend pre-engineering development meetings as examples.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled machine shop.

Hourly Rate: $34.13 - $46.15


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent plus 12 years or more related experience or a related 2-year technical degree and 10 years or more related experience.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor s or Master s, may substitute for two years of related experience. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Knowledge of metal fabrication, welding, and plating processes. This includes strong familiarity with metals including Aluminum, Invar, Titanium, and Plastics.

  • Solid GD&T understanding on engineering drawings.

  • Computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Must be self-managed and driven to achieve quality on time deliveries of product.

  • Must be able to effectively participate in a team environment with members from all disciplines.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Labor estimating in a CNC machine shop environment.

  • Experience with Velocity ERP.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $71000 - $96000

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Technical Specialist I Machine Shop Estimator


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