The machinist studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, and/or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
- Measures reference points on material or work-piece as guides for subsequent machining as necessary.
- Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines as necessary to machine parts as required.
- Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut.
- Verifies conformance of finished work-piece to specifications, using measuring and inspection tools as necessary.
- Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings.
- Performs routine maintenance tasks on machines as required.
- Confers with engineers, production personnel, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Maintains a clean and organized work area and maintains all equipment, to like-new appearance, according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
- Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
- Continues to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
- Ensures that safe work practices are followed and adhered to.
- Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
The machinist does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
- Technical school or 2-3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.