TE Connectivity

Location: El Cajon, California

Job Type: Full time


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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Machinist Team's responsibilities include, assignment planning, layout, set up, operating and making tool adjustments for various types of manual, numerically controlled and computerized machine shop equipment. They work from blueprints, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks, which may include the cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions, communicating directly with engineers to understand the purpose of a part assembly. Every team member is responsible for maintaining housekeeping and organization of the work area as well as following TE Connectivity's EH&S policies and procedures.

  • Read process sheets, blueprints, and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up, and operation requirements.

  • Mount workpiece between centers, in chuck or the faceplate.

  • Select and install tooling in tool posts, turrets or indexing heads, and automatic tool change magazine, in sequence specified on process sheet.

  • Observe numerical displays on control panel and compare with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates, and speeds of machining cuts. Program editing, as needed.

  • Turn dials and switches to override control and correct machine performance.

  • Inspect first run piece and spot check succeeding pieces for conformance to specifications.

  • Study job packet and organize materials for next run during automatic controlled cycles to shorten changeover time.

  • Set up and operate another machine tool during controlled machining cycles

  • Be cognizant of Company’s ISO 9001-2008 QMS Policy and procedures; their relevance and importance in daily activities and strive to continually contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives.

  • All other duties as assigned.

What your background should look like:


  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Minimum of five (5) years (Okuma preferred) experience/work history and/or training

  • Technical experience background preferred (familiarity with process sheets, machine blueprints, sketches of parts, dimensional specifications, and operation requirements)

  • CNC machine shop scheduling experience preferred.

  • Metal parts inspection experience preferred.

  • Excellent math skills required

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs. is a must

  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks

  • Willing to work within a team to meet production needs in the machine shop and other related areas

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Flexibility to work extended hours as required.

Tools & Equipment Used / Materials Handled

  • CNC lathes (Okuma) and mills (Fadal)

  • CNC Computer

  • Metal Bars/Parts

  • Inspection tools, cutting tools, small hand tools (wrench, etc.)

  • Calculator / General Office Equipment.


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.

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