Production Machine Operator

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, fresh thinking and possibilities are forged in times of change and you will be on the front lines as we trailblaze new approaches, push the boundaries of innovation and chart a course to a tomorrow you can be proud to have a hand in creating.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense produces a broad portfolio of advanced technologies, including air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, and command and control systems delivering end-to-end solutions to detect, track and engage threats. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the business generated $16 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2019 and has 30,000 employees globally. Raytheon Missiles & Defense is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

*Starting Wage: $17.78*

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Sets up and operates conventional and CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machines on proved-in complex precision production parts that are produced from materials varying from standard to exotic.
  • Must maintain quality of set ups using skills that require a comprehensive knowledge of tools, tool geometry, feeds, speeds, and blue print/ planning.
  • Utilizing project and SIE (Standard Inspection Equipment) to ensure quality assurance while performing machining operations.
  • Performs the removal of burrs and sharp edges on any metallic and nonmetallic fabricated parts.
  • Must maintain acceptable finishes and hold part tolerances as specified by blueprint/planning requirements using a variety of manual and power equipment.
  • Sets up and operates a variety of rotary, vibrating and tumbling equipment, along with grit blasting.
  • Sets up and operates all relevant material prep equipment and accessories utilizing proper speeds and feeds to perform necessary shearing and cutting.
  • Unit requires working with and using any available magnification or visual enhancement equipment (i.e. Standard microscopes, eye loops, optic visors) on a variety of small parts.
Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Two years recent experience within the last 4 years operating CNC and conventional machines.
  • Works from verbal and written operation instructions such as, work orders, CNC data sheets, and blueprints.
  • Ability to use inspection equipment, such as micrometers, dial calipers, thread gauges, plug gauges, and air gauges.
  • Performs necessary machine and tooling offset changes to maintain setup.
  • Evaluates tool wear and changes tools such as mills, inserts, drills, and reamers.
  • Must be able to make minor edits to the CNC program such as tool stations and spindle direction.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED).
  • Must be able to work any designated shift to include overnight.
  • Must pass practical test within 90 days of hiring into this position.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Access (ATF) clearance.
What We Offer:

Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Additional Details:

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:


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Production Machine Operator

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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