Design and develop programs. Set-up, check programs and operate CNC turning or machining centers to perform a complex series of progressive machining operations to meet precise tolerance and finish requirements. Understand program format, work from operational data defining and coding tooling, fixturing and machine arrangements. Arrange, mount and secure tooling. Mount, align and secure holding fixtures, or locate, support and secure work piece in absence of fixturing. Set stops, calibrate fixturing to appropriate reference points. Download programs. Manually cycle machine through operation sequence to check fixture and work positions, tooling, clearance, speeds, feeds, etc. Adjust machine or console to correct deviations from program specifications. Recognize, report and correct errors. Recommend tooling applications and operational sequence to assist in developing practical programming for new and unusual machining requirements. May set-up for and instruct machine operators of a lower classification, diagnose operating difficulties and make adjustments. Work from detailed and involved part drawings and specifications. Use a variety of precision measuring instruments.
Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.
Secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines.
Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.
Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
Sets up single spindle manual and automatic drill press and tapping machine for secondary operations as needed
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma; Three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. One year on-the-job training.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with other employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, including metrics, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS 1
Ability to read and interpret blueprints.Ability to use inspection equipment such as micrometers, vernier, air gauges, dial indicators, edge finders, etc. Ability to work on multiple tasks at one time. Knowledge of computers. Ability to use hand tools.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.