PRODUCTION MACHINIST JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS:
The Production Machinist classification utilizes applied technology skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems associated with routine operation of high volume automated, semi-automated, and operator loaded metal turning equipment.
Tasks include routine product changeovers and complete setup of machining equipment to assure achievement of quality products manufactured at the required production uptimes and first pass yields. This is all accomplished within a reasonable time frame.
Position requires proficient use of basic fault logic and machining technology knowledge to zero in on root cause of equipment failure or non-performance to requirements. These problems could range from simple resetting or replacement of tools to complex machine "wipe outs" requiring the Production Machinist person to completely re-setup/re-tool the machine as appropriate. Successful Production Machinist individuals must fully understand "if-then" and "cause-effect relationships and be able to apply that knowledge to the actual job. This skill requires an individual to have very good observation skills and the ability to remember complicated work procedures. Tasks are performed at a quick pace, typically outside the employee's control.
Good listening skills are important because many of the recommendations and critical work issues received from technicians, supervisors, and engineering personnel, are most often conveyed verbally. The correct understanding of these issues and related information is key to the Production Machinist individual's success in the job.
The successful Production Machinist person must have a practical working knowledge of reading and working from basic blueprints, layouts, and engineering drawings in the geometric dimensioning and tolerance format. These documents may utilize both English and or metric dimensions. The individual will be required to use this skill as part of their daily tasks for equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting, simple repairs, and or routine adjustments.
SPECIFIC JOB TASK REQUIREMENTS:
Function as an active team member. Includes
coordination of work assignment with other Production Machinist personnel
Communicates workflow and other key information to
oncoming or relief operator at shift overlaps and shift changes to
Reviews daily production schedules to assure
knowledge of daily requirements.
Interfaces with technical and supervision to assure
job assignment is totally understood.
Reads and follows designated checklists and work
instructions as required. Signs or initials to indicate compliance.
Maintains a safe and clean work area and environment.
Utilizes personal protective equipment and special
clothing/garb as appropriate for assigned area.
Observes all safety and environmental requirements of
the process and work area.
Trains and cross trains new Production Machinist when
Set up automatic screw machines in area assigned, and
verifies correct configuration at each shift change or product/component
Conduct recovery of machines from cold starts, and
power outages in addition to proper shutdown of machines as appropriate.
Operate automated and manual manufacturing machines
at required uptimes and first pass yields.
Monitors and replaces metal working/turning tools at
the required intervals. Notifies appropriate supervision and or technician
of abnormal tool usage.
Observes manufacturing equipment during operation to
detect machinery malfunctions. This includes monitor of setup and
in-process scrap for defects and defect trends.
Verifies manufacturing machining processes conform to
functional and customer specifications.
Prepares and records production performance data as
required by the process and supervision and prepares appropriate written
or computer based reports.
Troubleshoot automated and manual manufacturing
equipment as required to achieve required uptimes and first pass yields.
Assists maintenance repair personnel in equipment
Conduct routine minor and preventative maintenance of
machinery such as general adjustments, tooling replacement, and collet
adjustment and or replacement. This includes operator periodic
maintenance, alignments, lubrications, and other service schedule requirements.
Verifies correct materials/parts are selected based
on product to be run.
Conducts periodic audits of process and product to
verify compliance to production specifications and makes appropriate
adjustments if necessary.
Utilizes SPC and Kurt gauging to properly audit
production run characteristics and assure products are run "In
Properly identify, label, and process production
scrap and or rework produced during the workday. This may include review
of any applicable AVO and TCM documents.
Performs other work assignments as required by