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Lockheed Martin Milling Machine Operator C in Stratford, Connecticut

Description: Function:

Set up and operate semi-automatic milling machines to perform routine and/or repetitive machining operations on a variety of production parts comprised of various types and forms of materials using available tapes.

Typical Responsibilities:

Follow detailed instructions, standard practices, operation sheets, tape readout sheets and written and oral instructions to set up and perform predetermined and established production machining operations without assistance.

On more involved set ups receive assistance and instruction.

Use standard and prescribed tools, fixtures, holding devices and other attachments to set up for rough and finish machining.

Block, clamp and shim to hold and align work piece to prevent springing, distortion or breakage.

Follow prescribed procedures to prepare machines for operations.

Input operations data into control panel as required.

Insert preset tools into spindles or tool magazine.

Load, position and secure part.

Make necessary machine and tool adjustments to maintain proper depth, width and location.

Manually control feed and speed rates as necessary.

Change worn or broken cutters when necessary.

Set up and perform milling, drilling, boring, threading, undercutting, tapping, reaming and other similar standard machining operations.

Perform similar or related duties on conventional or semi-automatic milling machines as required.

Check work to assure quality standards are maintained.

Perform other related work of a comparable or lower skill level, including deburring, polishing and part marking.

Refer tape errors and unusual conditions or recurring difficulties to working leader or supervision.

Perform operator checklist as required and comply with all EH&S procedures.

As required segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices.

May be assigned to carry out tasks, not specifically listed, within the scope and skill level of this job description in support of department objectives and to develop individuals’ skills.


Basic Qualifications:

Requires knowledge of decimals and fractions and ability to work from ordinary drawings and tape read-out sheets. Use a variety of precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, vernier height gages, calipers, bevel protractor, dial indicators, etc. Also requires limited knowledge of milling methods, machine shop practices and tools. May include repetitive use of specific formulas involving only arithmetical computations. Requires short trades training equivalent to special machine shop course.


1 to 3 years



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.