Machinist A ~ 2nd Shift


Department Shop Manage Employees No
Reports to Cell Lead FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Summary (Main Purpose)

Set up and operate various CNC machines to produce close tolerance precision parts and components to produce moderate complex, high tolerance precision parts for multiple product lines.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
  • Performs all job requirements per documented procedures, routings, CNC programs, inspection instructions, tool lists, SPC instructions, and any other related documents and instructions.
  • Operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on various material work-pieces.
  • Review order, router, job traveler, inspection instructions to determine tool selection, tool holder, machine speeds, feed rates, and sequencing, finished work-piece dimensions, and numerical control sequences.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures and cutting tools using hand tools and tool length off-set equipment.
  • Transfer commands from servers or USB drive to computer numerical control modules.
  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
  • Load and unload work-pieces manually or with material handling equipment.
  • Checks accuracy of work against blueprints/specifications using advanced gaging techniques for product conformity and is able to interrupt and translate data into necessary adjustments.
  • Perform surface finish operations using sanding and deburr finishing materials, hand tools and power equipment if required.
  • Monitors work-pieces and equipment throughout the machining process to detect issues. Reports quality, process, and cycle time, etc. variances to supervisor or lead as soon as they are identified.
  • Ensures coolant and hydraulic oil levels are maintained and changed as required. Performs routine PM checks.
  • Using computer integrated manufacturing application processes job order data and completes required forms.
  • Performs inventory material handling including retrieving, moving and storage of material, tooling, and work-pieces.
  • Makes recommendations for process and cost improvements to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains an organized, clean and safe environment and maintains 5 “S” standards. Complies with safety rules including PPE and OSHA standards.
  • Participates in Lean initiatives eliminating wastes including overproduction, defects, transportation, waiting, inventory, motion and over-processing.

Required Skills and Experience (Minimum requirements in terms of educational background, work experience, licenses/certifications, or other knowledge, skills, and abilities).
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years CNC Machine Operator experience.
  • Proficient reading, writing, oral communication, and comprehension in English language.
  • Knowledge of industrial math including arithmetic and geometry.
  • Intermediate blue print reading.
  • Intermediate knowledge of metrology with the ability to perform inspection for moderate complex parts.
  • Knowledge of computer integrated manufacturing software including accessing and retrieving information using the computer. Knowledge of computer aided software and their applications.
  • Knowledge of metals, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Cooperative attitude, shares critical information, and remains professional in difficult situations.
  • Self-directed; ability to work independently.

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred or helpful)
  • CNC Machine Technology or related certification is preferred.

Demands and Conditions Analysis: Machinist A
Working Conditions

The essential functions of this job involve the following working conditions.

C = Continuously, 75%-100%
F = Frequently, 50%-74%
O = Occasionally, 10%-49%
R = Rarely, 1%-9%
N = Never, 0% of time

Environmental Physical Factors
Works alone   X Sitting     X
Works with others   X Standing X    
Customer contact   X     Walking X  
Shift Work X       Bending/stooping X  
Extended Day X   Squatting/Kneeling X  
Keeping work pace/deadlines X   Crouching/Crawling   X  
Performing repetitive tasks X     Twisting at waist X    
Noise (decibels) 91 X   Reaching above shoulders X    
Vibration X   Reaching below knees X    
Abrupt temperature changes X   Lift/carry up to 40 lbs. X    
Heat (above 85 F) X   Push/pull to 100 (force) X  
Cold (below 65 F) X   Climbing ladders   X  
Wetness X   Climbing stairs X  
Dampness X   Sweeping/mopping X    
Dryness X   Operating foot controls X  
Odors & dusts X     Manual Tasks
Work with solvents X     Grasping with one hand X    
Work acids, bases X   Grasping with both hands   X    
Work with oils X       Manipulating with one hand X    
Work with toxins X   Manipulating with two hands   X  
Poor ventilation X   Handwritten communication   X
Fumes X   Using keyboard   X
Mechanical hazards X   Using hand tools   X  
Electrical hazards   X   Twisting/wringing X      
Sensory Tasks Scrubbing/washing/polishing X    
Seeing close (reading) X Scraping X  
Seeing far (observation) X     Equipment Operation
Peripheral vision X     Driving car / light truck X
Seeing colors X     Driving heavy truck / van X
Verbal communication X Operating forklift, stackers X  
Hearing speech X   Operating hoist equipment     X
Hearing mechanical sounds X     Operating shop machinery X    
Sensing odors X     Operating power tools   X    
Sensing by touch X     Operating torch X


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This description covers the primary purpose and principal duties of the job. It is not designed to be a complete list of all the duties and responsibilities required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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