Job Description

Essential Duties:

  • Load, Unload, Start, and Stop Machines.
  • Monitor the feeds and speeds of machines during the machining process.
  • Pay attention to machines during operation in order to detect dull cutting tools and excessive vibration.
  • Measure dimensions of finished work-pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
  • Calculate and set machine movements according to drawing specs.
  • Adjust machine feeds and speeds, change cutting tools, and/or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if the machine malfunctions.
  • Set-up fixtures, tools, and programs for the operation of machines for repeat jobs.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate a Makino horizontal 4-axis machine.
  • Ability to watch gauges, dials, and other key indicators to make sure machines are working properly and work-pieces meet quality standards.
  • Ability to use basic mathematics to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools, including their uses and maintenance.
  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions.
  • Ability to control the operations of machining equipment and systems.
  • Basic knowledge of Trigonometry.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, 3-5 years experience.
  • 5S and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Inspection Techniques for Machinists.
  • SPC Charts and Tools.
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Machine applications and tooling fixtures. Adjusting boring heads.