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Machinist Skillbridge Opportunity - Military Veterans

at Amentum

This Machinist position is intended for Transitioning Service Members, SkillBridge candidates (who will be transitioning from active military duty this year, 2023/2024) are strongly encouraged to apply. Amentum is an Industry Partner of the Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge Program. The position will be in located at the Amentum site in Ljamsville MD.

As a Machinist you will:

  • Fabricate parts for prototype equipment, working from complicated engineering drawings, sketches and 3D models, written or verbal instructions with the capability of holding strict tolerances
  • Interpret sketches and 3D models for a variety of machined parts and assist other shop employees and engineers in the assembly of prototype parts, equipment and test fixtures
  • Use hand tools such as drills, sanders, and grinders
  • Interpret written instructions and specifications
  • Plan and layout of work; using a variety of machinist hand tools and precision measuring instruments
  • Set up and operate machine tools both manually and numerically controlled
  • Machine metal parts of various compositions (metal, plastic, etc.) to close tolerances
  • Make standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds of machining
  • Select standard materials, parts, and equipment required
Minimum Requirements
    • Vocational/technical training beyond high school and at least 1 year of job-related experience or equivalent
    • Ability to interpret and generate CNC code using CAM software for complex geometry
    • Expertise in the setup, tooling selection, and operation of CNC and manual milling machines, lathes and other machine shop auxiliary machinery
    • Ability to interpret CAD models and drawings for estimation of labor and materials to produce complex assemblies
    • US citizenship
Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with Gibbs brand CAM software
    • Familiarity with machine shop fabrication processes and machines (mills, lathes, CAM software, drills, EDM, fiberglass layup, mold design)
    • Team player, willing to work together to get the job done right.
    • Good time management and ability to prioritize tasking based upon provided schedules
    • Ability to estimate time required to complete tasking
    • Willingness to attend customer meetings and visit sites throughout the continental United States to take firsthand measurements for later incorporation into project work
    • Monitor quality control processes to ensure completed parts meet all specifications
    • Ability to obtain a secret security clearance

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

Ijamsville, MD


Amentum brings industry-best expertise, processes, and technology to ensure the availability and reliability of our Government and commercial clients’ vital facilities and equipment. We apply our culture of excellence to operate, maintain, and manage your global assets and complex supply chains to meet modern challenges at home and abroad. You get the confidence that comes from a partner with on a century-long heritage of unrelenting dedication to our clients’ missions across the DoD, civilian agencies, and the IC.

We are looking for skilled Veterans interested in continuing your career in aviation, global logistics, IT and Network support, and also unmanned systems. 

We currently have positions open nationwide and globally to include: Kuwait, Iraq, and other overseas locations!

Amentum’s skilled workforce lives with outcomes rather than just works on them. Our employees hold the most sought-after certifications in the industry, including Program Management Professional (PMP), IT/Cyber, ITIL, and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Our teams who maintain and modify vehicles, aircraft, and weapons systems work within disciplined environments certified to AS9001D, ISO 9001:2015, AS9110B, and AS9100C standards.

Whether it’s managing facilities supporting the IC’s classified missions, operating UAVs that protect our soldiers, or maintaining military equipment at remote bases abroad, Amentum has the experience, passion, and commitment to meet your critical needs.

What happens after I apply? 

First, you will want to ensure your RecruitMilitary profile is up to date, and you also have the most up to date resume to provide. Once you apply for the role you will be re-directed to complete your employment application on Amentum's career site. Once you complete that application a recruiter will review your skills and qualifications and reach out to you about the role as appropriate. 



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