CNC Lathe Machinist, Days

Essential Functions

  • Ensure work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Follow established processes, quality and safety standards with continuous improvement initiative of existing and continuous parts.
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments, such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools; lathes, milling machines, shapers, and grinders.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate machines to perform precision machining operations.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
  • Confer with CNC lathe programmers to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly and that output will meet specifications.
  • Diagnose machine tool malfunctions, determining adjustments or repairs.
  • Dispose of scrap or waste material in accordance with company policies and environmental regulations.
  • Separate scrap waste and related materials for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
  • Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.
  • Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties, and mathematics.
  • Dismantle machines or equipment, using hand tools or power tools to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed.
  • Test experimental models under simulated operating conditions, for purposes such as development, standardization, or feasibility of design.
  • Establish work procedures for fabricating new structural products, using a variety of metalworking machines.

Job Specifications

  • H.S. diploma or GED required, preferred associates, vocational school and/or on the job experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in CNC lathe operation and programming
  • Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines (lathe, grinders, mills, etc.)
  • Must have a positive attitude with a demonstrated ability to troubleshoot
  • Ability to read, interpret drawings/blueprints and follow routers
  • Knowledge of metal properties and other material
  • Participate in safety training and shop meetings.
  • Outstanding mathematical skills and analytical abilities
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, punctual and regular attendance

Physical Specifications

  • Continuous use of dexterity, manual/hand control and touch of objects
  • Regular and continuous use of repetitive motion
  • Continually standing for long periods and on hard surfaces
  • Intermittent time spending bending or twisting the body
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • Frequent exposure to various metal scraps and materials
  • Visual abilities; close/distant, color, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
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