Burner-Cm Operator (All-Levels)

Date: Jun 17, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92113

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Job Posting End Date:  Until Filled

Shift:                               ALL

Security Clearance:      No Clearance




Job Summary


Sets up and operates flame cutting, and plasma cutting machines to cut metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions.  Contours and bevels as specified by blueprints, road maps, layout, work orders, or templates.  Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.


Qualifications Standards


Require previous experience or training.  Knowledge and use of hand torch, ability to use flame cutting machine, plasma cutting, and capacity to read blueprints, road maps, layouts and work orders required.  Ability to understand verbal and written instructions (in English) required.  Must have ability to lift and handle metal stock as required.  Ability to markup parts with tracking information.  Must have ability to hear warning signals and read and comprehend safety instructions, regulations and warnings.  Must be available to work any assigned shift. 


Essential Job Tasks

  1. Set up Numerical Control Burning machines and complete simple programming.
  2. Connect hoses from machines to oxygen and fuel tanks.
  3. Select torch tip, compute gas pressure, mixture and speed of cut.
  4. Adjust length of radial arm to cut arcs and circles.
  5. Use hand torch and other tools to prep edges (grinding & routering) and preheat metal for removal of surface impurities.
  6. Other jobs duties as may be assigned relevant to the trade.


Materials, Tools, Equipment, Work Aids


Works with metal parts using a flame cutting NC Machine, a hand torch and other hand tools.  Personal protective equipment required.


Physical/Mental Involvement


Repetitive or prolonged bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, standing, manual dexterity, reaching, seeing, hearing, reclining and finger dexterity.  Routinely lifts between 50 and 75 lbs.  Hearing warning signals and reading and comprehending safety instructions.  Must be able to maintain general safety awareness and avoid hazards commonly present in employee’s work area.    


Marginal Job Tasks


General housekeeping required in work areas.  May be required to attend safety, quality, and/or process improvement meetings.


Environmental Factors


Exposure to fumes, odors, dust, and gases, various climates and temperatures, and low ventilation conditions, all of which can cause discomfort and/or respiratory difficulties.   Exposure to constantly moving machines and mechanical parts and high levels of constant noise.






$30.18 - $33.53



This pay range is a reasonable estimate of the hourly range for this role. It takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to skill sets, experience, training, and education. General Dynamics NASSCO also provides a variety of benefits including medical & dental insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, flexible spending accounts/HSAs, life and disability insurance, company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO), wellness coaching, and an onsite health services. 


General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.


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