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BAE Systems Principal CNC Applications Engineer in York, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The BAE Systems site in York, Pennsylvania is seeking a Principal Engineer: CNC Applications. In this role, the CNC Applications Engineer will provide technical leadership for the integrated fabrication of large, complex, combat vehicle structures. This includes leadership responsibility for CNC programming, machining processes and strategy, equipment maintenance/troubleshooting, machining quality, and new technology insertion.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Directs and manages CNC programmers for large structure machining efforts;

  • Collaborates with Operations, Maintenance and Machine OEMs to provide in-depth technical support for the heavy machining centers;

  • Develops efficiencies within existing processes and drives the use of industry best practices.

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant engineering discipline(s), industry best practices, business trends, and application of new technology.

  • Ensures concepts, development and machining processes support customer requirements and standards;

  • Supports the design and evaluation of machine-related tooling and fixturing;

  • Leads capital acquisition projects that support the advancement of machining capability and capacity;

  • Creates and provides training to CNC Programmers and Machine Operators;

  • Supports development of CNC programs and troubleshoots issues on machining centers.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

  • Extensive knowledge of 5-axis CNC part programming in Siemens NX CAM software;

  • Experience supporting low volume, multi-mix, complex application setup for large structure machining;

  • Experience managing a CNC multi-shift operation;

  • Applications and operation/user knowledge of CNC equipment;

  • Excellent organization, management and leadership skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels;

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience;

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications and inspection instructions to determine product conformance requirements;

  • Experience leading Root Cause/Correct Action investigations;

  • Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing;

  • Ability to train CNC programmers and operators on new machining technology;

  • Extensive knowledge in cutting tool design, selection, and application;

  • Ability to support travel of 10% to supplier and customer locations;

  • Experience using, and programming, probe routines.

Preferred Skills and Education

  • Experience in Siemens 840D control is preferred;

  • Experience with equipment manufacturers such as FIVES, G&L, and/or Ingersoll preferred;

  • OEM/Software/Programming certifications a plus;

  • Experience using Vericut software is preferred;

  • Experience using Renishaw probes is preferred.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repairjust to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Principal CNC Applications Engineer


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