The Machinist coordinates with the CNC machine shop manager to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to fabricate, modify or repair precision parts, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Machine parts to specifications, using CNC machine tools [such as lathes, milling machines] and other manual machine tools such as shapers or grinders
- Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations
- Manufacture, select and install fixtures, part holding, and tooling to machine parts as necessary
- Adjust machine speeds and feeds and change cutters to machine parts according to specifications
- Confirm conformance of finished work to specifications, using measuring instruments
- Test and modify existing parts programs for engineering changes or program improvements, MASTERCAM programming exposure preferred.
- Develop solutions to a wide range of complex technical problems to ensure organizational objectives and deadlines are met
- Develop and monitor department documentation, including operational instructions and/or standard procedures
- Perform some simple machine preventative maintenance functions, update preventative maintenance schedules as needed, and keep machines clean
- Minimum three years experience machining a variety of material: aluminum, plastic, carbon fiber, steel
- Understanding of machining production processes and quality requirements
- Moderate understanding of how to read technical drawings and blueprints
- Ability to perform work wearing all required personal protective equipment
- Physical activities can include standing, repetitive motion, walking, lifting, pushing or carrying heavy objects
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Competent writing, organizational, and communication skills