Sets up machine tools and operates vertical machining centers and/or turning centers that mill, drill, or turn parts to product specifications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reviews and plans set up based on work order or specification sheets.
Computes cycle times and obtains programs, fixtures, and materials required for the job.
Adjusts machines in accordance with instructions on set up sheets.
Sets and adjusts machine feeds and speeds, changes cutters to machine parts. Makes minor adjustments when automatic programming is faulty or if machine malfunctions. Reviews set up, makes required notes and check with supervisor if help is needed.
Machines first piece; if not correct, reviews piece with set up lead or supervisor, gets part through Quality Control, and completes job or assigns job to a Machining Operator.
Performs more difficult machining operations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain 6S and equipment maintenance in work area.
Any additional duties assigned by management.
MACHINES AND TOOLS
CNC machines, CNC lathes, Screw machines.
Ability to read blueprints and perform shop math.
Ability to perform inspection of work using standard inspection tools (i.e. micrometers, calipers, etc.).
CNC programming courses, preferably an Associate degree in machine technology
Minimum 1 year machining plastics or non-metallics work experience.
Lifting requirements usually 50 pounds, occasionally up to 75 pounds. Standing and walking 100% of the work time during an 8 hour workday.
Noisy and dusty work environment. Protective glasses are required.