CNC Machinist - 2nd Shift

REDD - Research & Exploratory Development Department

Are you looking for a Machining position, in a state of the art manufacturing center, that allows you to pursue a variety of challenges?


If so we're looking for you to join our creative team, in our dynamic and impactful work enviroment, where staff share knowledge and career growth is encouraged. We accomplish many extraordinary and impactful tasks, including fabricating hardware that traveles to distant planets from Pluto to our own star. We also support many important DOD and research programs.

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated second shift CNC Machinist to join our team, in support R&D programs ranging from of National Security Space to Undersea hardware programs.


As a CNC machinist, you will help us manufacture the next generation spacecraft, undersea hardware, shipboard test systems and communication components. Being part of our team you will have the opportunity to perform programming, setup and machining of precision components. You’ll join a multi-disciplinary fabrication team of highly skilled craftsman that support programs varying from R&D prototype to flight hardware that meets AS9100 standards. 
The work schedule for this position is from 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM, Monday through Friday (Second Shift). Second shift staff receives a 10% shift differential.

As a CNC Machinist...

  • Your primary role will be to setup, program, and operation of CNC and conventional machines for end-to-end manufacturing with minimal supervision.


  • Perform in-process inspection using precision measuring instruments (i.e., I.D and O.D. Micrometers, calipers) ensuring customer's hardware requirements are met.


  • Communicate and engage with customers to achieve end objectives.


  • Achieve and maintain proficiency with all applicable quality processes associated with assigned work.


  • Monitor and record duration and completion of work performed in Work Management system in accordance with business and Quality procedures.




You'll meet our minimum qualifications for the job...


  • High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Exposure with MasterCam programming software.


  • Have 3+ years experience with setup, programming and operating a CNC Mill.


  • Exposure to Multi Axis machining is a plus.


  • Proficient computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Office and Web-based applications.


  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.



Why Work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at



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