CNC Technician Journeyman

Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation



KIRA Aerospace

Job Title:

CNC Technician Journeyman

Job Location:

NASA – Wallops Island Flight Facility

Labor Category:

Non-Exempt – Union

Clearance Requirement:


Travel Requirement:



$34.85 per hour


Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.  

Scope of Work:  The CNC Technician Journeyman will provide fabrication support to NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program.


  • Responsible to perform non‐routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project.
  • Responsible to use schematics in such areas as drafting, designing, equipment construction, and troubleshooting.
  • Set up and operate conventional, special purpose and numerical control machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques.
  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements. Measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining
  • Start and observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out‐of‐tolerance machining and adjust machine controls or control media as required. 
  • Verify conformance of finished work piece to specifications using precision measuring instruments.
  • Exercise independence of technical support and utilize experience in making programming judgments.
  • Frequently, engineering objectives are the only guides available.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


 Minimum Requirements:  

  • 8 years of general experience with 6 years as a machinist, or a total of 10 years of general experience in a
  • production machine shop environment
  • Associate Degree in Mechanical Technology, equivalent military/trade school training or journeyman’s
  • Certification
  • Working knowledge of PCs for performance of off‐line parts programming
  • Proficiency with M and G code as well as other CNC programming languages; experience with Mastercam and Solidworks strongly preferred.
  • 5-Axis machine experience highly desired
  • The following Training and Certifications may be required within 6 months of hire:
    1. Crane Operator Certification per NASA‐STD‐8719.9 w/Change 2 and NPR 8715.3C
    2. Dye Penetrant Testing 
    3. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control per GPR 8730.6A
    4. Forklift Operator Certification per GPR 8719.1B
    5. General Safety Awareness, IT Security, Environmental Compliance, and Personnel Safety and Health
    6. Hazardous Materials Handlers (see Safety and Health Plan)
    7. High Pressure Operations per GSFC/WFF 800‐PG‐8715.0.4A
    8. Mate / Demate per NASA‐STD‐8739.4 w/Change 6
  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check.  Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.  
  • Must have practical knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards, and standard safety practices.  
  • Must possess the ability to work in a team or alone and be able to change jobs on short notice.



THTBC offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company-Paid Short Term Disability, Basic Life. & AD&D
  • Employee-Paid Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life, and AD&D for Dependents
  • Accrued Vacation and Sick Time or PTO
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Union Pension Plan


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily.  The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation.


THTBC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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