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CNC Machinist -1st Shift



Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter.
The Manufacturing Team at Hermeus are the boots on the ground. We have a vast array of experiences ranging from welding, additive, tube bending, machining, integration, and avionics. We are a lean team who are responsible for building a vehicle that will fly. We provide crucial design feedback to our engineering team and can rapidly iterate on design and assembly.

The Opportunity and How You'll Impact Hermeus:

  • You are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of all CNC machining and programming operations
  • This role is tasked with working in close concert with machinists, leads, engineering teams, and machining operations management to increase productivity and optimize machining programs and procedures
  • You will use MasterCam and NX to program CNC parts as well as use Vericut NC files to maintain revision control on programs and setup sheets you are knowledgeable of carbide tools and adjusting speed and feed parameters for maximum tool life
  • You will make or offer suggestions on drawing changes to improve manufacturability
  • You will machine your own fixture tooling
  • You will consistently meet expectations for productivity and production goals while constantly keeping products moving and alerting management when production is inhibited
  • You will provide consistent ideas for process improvements
  • You will set up and operate multi-axis CNC machines (mills and lathes) up to and including 5-axis mills and 6-axis lathes
  • You are comfortable with all types of drilling, tapping and milling, and turning and are able to complete machining operations from blueprints, drawings, and/or verbal instructions
  • You are comfortable working with complex, tight tolerance parts and various materials

About You:

  • High school diploma, associate degree, or equivalent certificate
  • 5+ years of experience in setting up, operation, and/or programming of CNC mill or lathe machines
  • Experience programming in Mastercam or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of GD&T and tolerance stack-ups
  • Strong communication skills and ability to read and provide feedback on technical documents
  • Ability to train operators how to set and run machines
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs unassisted
  • Ability to stand for extended periods - 8 hours min
  • Ability to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Repetitive movement, bending or twisting, using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting

Desired Multipliers:

  • Experience in a startup development environment
  • Experience working in a flight development program
  • Experience working with Inconel and Titanium
  • Experience machining 3D printed parts, castings, or forgings
  • Experience transitioning parts from first article to production
We encourage you to apply even if you have skillsets and experience outside of our current needs as we're always open to connect and discuss future opportunities.