Lockheed Martin Tool Maker, Senior in Palmdale, California

Plans, determines methods, sequence of operations, makes layouts, fabricates, assembles and proves complex tools and dies and constructs all types of sizes of major jigs, fixtures, tool masters, master tooling gauges and related tooling, where critical reference points, surfaces, locators and tooling holes must be established and coordinated among 3 or more nonparallel planes or 2 or more radial profiles, exercise knowledge of jig and fixture building, tool and die making, machine shop theory & practice,prepares breakdown of jigs and fixtures, tool masters or master tooling gauges into components,determines methods and sequences of fabrication and assembly, performs the final setup and assembly of components, details and accessories and follows such tools through to completion and sell-off. Fabricate, and prove optical and mechanical accessories to adapt and modify optical instruments and similar equipment used in building and checking major tooling. Performs mod and rework. Demonstrates a complete understanding of the principles and use of applicable optical equipment and computer aided measuring equipment such as laser trackers. Fabricates tools without benefit of tool designs, working to standard tool manufacturing practice and procedure. Works to exacting tolerances. Makes layouts or sketches and writes detail orders for machining, welding processing and other operations as required. Supplies lacking design details, and/or suggests changes in design or in material, pertinent to functional practicability, ease, or economy of manufacture. Improvises shop aids to facilitate work assignments. Makes setups for plastic jig facings, and performs finish grinding, trimming. Makes tools and dies without the aid of tool designs. Sets up and operates power machine tools and accessories for the machining of tools and dies. Standing: Requires full time standing with limited resting periods and to walk distances. Sit for extended periods if required. Heights: Able to work at heights. Able to climb stairs or ladders as required. Able to work off of step stools, scissor lifts, lift platforms and aircraft structure without handrails. Overhead work: Able to work overhead as required. Weight restriction: Able to Lift/push/pull/carry a minimum of 25 lbs. Body positioning: Able to twist/bend (neck or waist) and stoop. Able to work in awkward positions as required. Able to squat/kneel/crawl/reach as required. Work content: Able to use/hold/manipulate small tools and parts with hands. Simple grasping, power grasping and fine manipulation is required. Able to use vibrating tools and perform torqueing operations. Able to use power equipment. Repetitive tasks will be performed. Able to use computer keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods of time. Vision/Hearing: High level Hand/Eye coordination required. Corrective lenses may be used. Eye protection required in many instances. Color differentiation may be required. Must be able to hear at level required for positions. Environmental: Able to work around noise, chemicals, fumes and dust. Capable of using respirators and other personal protective equipment including hearing protection if required. Able to work outside if needed. Attendance: Regular attendance required based on set work schedule. Able to work any shift. Vehicles/Power moving equipment: Able to operate as required. Able to work around heavy equipment or machinery. The physical demands described above do not contain a comprehensive listing of all physical requirements for all positions. The physical demands of each position will vary based on business needs so the physical demands described above are subject to change and employees therefore will also be expected to perform all physical requirements necessary for their positions. This job description may be changed to include new or different physical demands or change existing ones as management deems necessary.

Basic Qualifications Four years of experience working with tool and die or jig and fixture.

Experience with form block and/or template making or equivalent.

Experience with hand tools and Shop Machinery.

Experience with Blueprint reading.

Experience with metrology (i.e. Laser tracker, measuring devices)

Desired skills

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Job Location(s): Palmdale California