Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine or manual machine.
Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
Measures, examines, or tests completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications using precision instruments such as micrometers.
Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations set by the facility.
Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, and troubleshooting malfunctions.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements for the CNC Machinist:
1+ years' working with conventional machines
Proficient in properties of metals and using shop machines, milling equipment and grinders for manufacturing precision metal parts
High School Diploma or GED required, certificate from Machining trade school preferred.
Understanding of mathematics for measurement
Ability to read and interpret blueprints
Ability to identify raw materials and familiarity with product process and quality control issues
Understand and follow oral and written instructions
Able to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted
Able to work independently
Must meet requirements for background and drug screening policies.