Performs various grinding processes on tight tolerance bores, OD”s, and surface grinding in addition to occasionally running other machine tools such as mills and lathes, both manual and CNC. The machinist is responsible for the quality of their work and is experienced at inspection and familiar with other quality assurance techniques.
Read and follow daily work schedule and prioritize work.
Gathers all documentation needed to perform the job. Verifies that the revision levels are current and match.
Operates cylindrical and surface grinders, mills, and lathes.
Pulls and prepares raw material to be ready for next job. Cleans and deburrs the material as needed to remove sharp edges and allow for placement in vises or fixtures.
Operates drill presses, honing machines, hydraulic presses, etc. to perform secondary operations.
Performs mechanical inspection to verify parts meet engineering specifications.
Performs routine preventative maintenance on various machine shop tools.
Performs light assembly as needed.
Assists all cell team members as needed to ensure that team goals are met.
Performs all CNC machine tool setups with assistance from CNC Journey Level Machinists when needed.
Reports minor edits of the CNC programs and communicates issues back to programming.
Initiates process improvements including fixture design, tooling upgrades and works with other support team members to follow through on implementation.
Operates other manual machine tools as necessary.
Performs any secondary operations as necessary to complete the process in its entirety.
Confers with team leads, engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems.
Performs all routine machine tool setups.
Performs all quality and measurement functions as related to the machining of components.
Handles stress in a professional manner, demonstrates the ability to get along with others, demonstrates successful attendance and punctuality, and works overtime / extra hours as required to meet business needs.
Works well in a team, demonstrates good communication skills, asks questions and escalates concerns professionally.
Portrays good leadership skills to more junior machinists
May travel occasionally, primarily in the local area.
Other duties as required.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 3-7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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 talk and hear. The employee is also regularly required to stand, walk, crouch, bend, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 100 pounds (assistance available), and regularly required to operate and maneuver heavy components with material handling devices. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.