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PDS Tech Inc Milling Machine Machinist in Palmdale, California

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Milling Machine Machinist, in Palmdale, CA.


  • The Milling Machine Machinist sets up and operates plain or universal, horizontal, or vertical milling machines to perform machining operations such as compound angles and contours; boring compound angular holes; doing helical and spiral milling; serrating; and gear, spline, and keyway cutting to exacting tolerances.

  • Selects, mounts, and aligns various specialized machine attachments and standard or improvised tooling; plans sequence of operations, number of cuts required, and method of setup; determines, sets, and adjusts speeds, feeds, and depth of cut; interprets blueprints, sketches, and engineering specifications; uses a variety of machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments; makes standard shop computations; and measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points to lay out stock for machining.

  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED.

  • Able to pass physical.

  • Basic understanding of shop tools.

  • Computer literate.

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret or Top Secret Clearance as well as Program Special access within a reasonable period of time, as determined by the company to meet its business needs.

  • Ability to work 1st shift "5am-3:30pm" or 2nd shift "4:12pm-2:42am" and any work schedule (times may vary).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to use precision tools to take accurate measurements.

  • Production/ Manufacturing experience.

  • Automation/ Robotics experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret.

  • 2D drawings/sketches, and 3D CAD models.

  • Current active DOD Secret or Top Secret clearance preferred.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.