Sheet Metal Operator

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810
Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD)
Andover, MA
Operations - Sheet Metal Operator B

PMF (Precision Metal Fabrication) Operations has a need for a sheet metal operator.

This is a second shift position. Work shift is 2:30pm 11:00pm

Job Description:
Lays out, fabricates, constructs, and inspects all types of complex experimental, developmental and production sheet metal parts, complex weldments, and assemblies. Utilizes CNC and manually controlled equipment, sheet metal machinery such as manual and power-operated shears and brakes, punch presses, dies, arbor presses, drilling and tapping equipment, notchers, saws, sanders, grinders and buffing equipment, rivet-setting equipment, spotwelders, soldering equipment, vises, drills, reamers, counterbores, countersinks, fly cutters, rivet sets, punches and sheet metal hand tools, annealing and stress-relieving equipment, all hardware installation tools / equipment, precision inspection measuring equipment including CMMs and other equipment common to the trade.

  • Works from oral and written instructions, engineering sketches, prints, video and computer instructions.
  • Set-up, lays out, fabricates, constructs and assembles a wide range of complex experimental, developmental and production sheet metal parts having complicated bends, many interrelated holes and close angular tolerances.
  • Calculates complex angles, lengths, bends and odd-shaped parts using geometry, trigonometry and shop mathematics. Also, calculates weld shrinkage.
  • Sets up and operates all machines and equipment listed above and improvises any tooling, fixtures and templates as required to fabricate assigned work.
  • Performs intricate bench work such as filing, grinding and buffing in order to fit parts and obtain desired finish.
  • Performs all rework to sheet metal units received from vendors and others.
  • Interfaces with support personnel, such as work teams, fabrication and manufacturing engineers, NC programmers, quality control personnel, and diverse work force to address and solve problems associated with their field of expertise.
  • Performs general maintenance and housekeeping of workplace, tools and equipment.
  • Maintains records, moves materials and follows safety rules in performance of duties.
  • Utilizes precision measuring equipment to perform non-FAIR inspections on parts and assemblies
  • Performs other similar duties as required or directed.
  • Advances or retrieves product, material and tooling for self and others.

Required Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Plus over 1 and up to 2 years trades training in sheet metal work.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in sheet metal fabrication.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sheet metal fabrication in a production environment
  • Strong Blueprint comprehension and a working knowledge of GD&T & Inspection techniques
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to set-up and maintain sheet metal CNC equipment
  • Must be a Quality conscience individual who takes accountability for his/her work product
  • Experience with CNC Punch and Brake equipment
  • Familiarity with the operation of Coordinate Measuring Machines
  • Ability to operate multiple machining centers
  • Experience installing various type of hardware, including heli-coils
  • Able to obtain a DoD security clearance

This position will be covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Wage and work place conditions, including shift times, are subject to this agreement. Individuals hired into this position will be represented by a union.

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


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Sheet Metal Operator

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Andover, MA 01810

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