1. Sets up and operates automated CNC Vertical & Horizontal Machines.
2. Must have proven skill set to set up and operate Vertical 3 axis and Horizontal 4 & 5 axis machines.
3. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to understand rotation of fixtures as applied to Horizontal Machine set up.
4. Must be versed in Rotary or Indexing capability as the application applies to the Horizontal and Vertical Machines.
5. Employee will need to understand the A, B and X, Y, Z axis on all machines.
6. Optimize process to achieve maximum efficiency.
7. Save updated programs.
8. Receive daily instructions from Shop Floor Supervisor.
9. Check parts to ensure they meet blueprint specifications using proper gauges.
10. Perform daily point checks on machine and report concerns to Shop Floor Supervisor.(Noted leaks, noises, functionality)
11. Use proper feed and speed for maximum efficiency.
12. Deburr as required for work in process.
13. Train new hires or apprentices as requested.
14. Follows all safety policies and procedures.
15. Meets departmental/company goals and objectives in a timely manner. (Such as; Efficiencies, Scrap control, Time motion and Setup time reductions.)
16. Arrives to work, meetings, appointments, and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled.
17. Interpretation of drawings, sketches, and/or working to set up sheets and verbal instructions.
18. Adapting shop practice, methods, and techniques to fit each new situation and properly sequencing machining operations.
19. Performing cutting, turning, drilling, boring, reaming, tapping, and finishing operations where tolerances range from 0.030 to 0.0003 inch. This includes setup of machine and fixtures for any of the various operations while working with such materials as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, magnesium alloys, plastics, and exotic aerospace metals.
20. Use of scales, calipers, internal and external micrometers, height gauges, surface gauge, and dividers to determine that the part is being machined to the proper configuration.
21. Math Skills: Good math skills will help CNC machinists understand complex instructions, how schematics work and make sure items are designed and built correctly.
22. Problem Solving Skills: CNC machinists will need to know why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors.
23. Attention to Detail: CNC machinists will work with precision equipment. Being off by millimeters could be a critical error. Keen attention to detail is required.
24. Mechanical and Technical Skills: Machines controlled by computers will need operators who understand CAD/CAM technology.
25. Stamina: CNC machinists often work long hours doing repetitive movements.