Harris Corporation Senior Machinist - Ceramics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Senior Machinist - Ceramics 7/2/18--Engineering Specialist, --Manufacturing, --Technician, TechnicalUSA - UT - Salt Lake City




Job ID: ES20180207-25691


Senior Machinist – Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Code: ES20180207-25691

Harris has more than 60 years of material science expertise in formulating high-performance piezoelectric ceramics for applications from military sonar and acoustics to medical imaging, cancer therapy and energy harvesting. Harris is seeking a Senior Machinist in Salt Lake City to work with grinding equipment in the fabrication of ceramic components to precision tolerances. Typically requires 5-7 years of previous machine operator experience.

Job Description:

  • Under normal supervision, manufacture various ceramic products to specification.

  • Routinely inspect own work for conformance to requirements (Work is also occasionally checked by lead or supervisor for progress and accuracy.)

  • Set up work station with minimal assistance.

  • Complete appropriate paperwork including time cards, Work Order documentation and recording statistical data.

  • Utilizes calipers, micrometer scales, and other measuring devices for inspection of own work.

  • Responsible for clean-up and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Responsible for following all safety protocols.

  • May operate up to 70% of the following equipment: Lappers, ID grinder, ID slicers, OD grinder, Lathe, Blanchard grinders, Surface grinders, Fine grinder, VMC’s and Multi wire saws.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on assigned machines.

  • Conduct cross training of others in efficient operations as assigned.

  • Performs most machine setups.

  • Utilize SPC techniques to monitor and improve own quality of work.

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by supervisor and work overtime when required.

  • Transfer projects electronically and physically upon completion of grinding operations.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 5-7 years machining experience.

  • Functional knowledge of GD&T.

  • Proven experience in machine setup, programming and processing of parts.

  • Ability and experience in leading small teams or cross-functional groups to troubleshoot and optimize processes, equipment operation and unexpected product performance results.

  • Blueprint reading skills.

  • Basic knowledge of GD&T symbols and correct inspection methods.

  • Must be able to use standard metrology (calipers, micrometers, etc.)

  • Hand and eye coordination required to safely perform tasks.

  • Must be able to routinely lift 25lbs.

  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill the principal accountabilities of a Senior Machine Operator.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Vocational and/or technical training desired.

  • Previous machining experience with metals, ceramics (especially piezo ceramics).

  • Good shop math, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions

  • Strong track record of good attendance and punctuality

  • Ability to set up, run and optimize a vertical milling center (VMC).

  • The ideal candidate will be able to teach and instruct others in metrology use and care.

Working Conditions:

  • Industrial Environment: Dust, hazardous material, and temperature extremes.

  • Extensive PPE usage: Protective equipment required includes but is not limited to, safety glasses, gloves, coveralls and respirators.

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your resume for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your resume, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.


Job Profile Matching Criteria:

Expertise--Engineering Specialist, --Manufacturing, --Technician, Technical

LocationUSA - UT - Salt Lake City