START YOUR APPLICATION Position Purpose Set-up and operate a variety of CNC Machines for manufacturing metallic and nonmetallic precision parts, applying the knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures. Create CNC programs for machining operations for part repair and manufacturing. This position also requires trouble shooting machining problems. Duties & Responsibilities Create CNC programs and the machining process for the manufacture of new and repaired parts that meet drawing requirements. Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of the finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements. Provide oversight to the machine operators for proper machine set-up, operations and troubleshooting of the programs. Prepare layout, (measure, mark, scribe) dimension and reference points on material or work piece. Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on milling machines and lathes, and other machining equipment. Set up machining equipment. (Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut). Perform continuous process improvement. Create and verify models for use in programming. Clean and organize the work area. Scope & Accountabilities Most work is accomplished, and issues resolved, with minimum supervisory direction. Employee both (a) carries out work with minimal supervisory direction (i.e., the supervisor sets only goals, priorities, and deadlines) and (b) modifies or extends written guidelines that do not cover all situations and problems. Supervisor provides direction on methods only for unprecedented work. Both the work cell operations and the problems encountered are complex, especially in the area of troubleshooting. In addition to the technical aspects of the job, work at this level has the added complexity of working with the department supervisor on administrative tasks, resolution of the most complex department technical issues, process improvements, and efficiency improvements. Work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting data. Employee must interpret data and refine methods to complete assignments. High impact on other parts of the organization and the end customer, the work of the programmer is crucial to the efficiency and effectiveness of fleet operations, and customer satisfaction. Contacts are primarily routine and structured with various people within the organization, employees of other establishments, or the general public. Contacts are to coordinate work, advise on collaborative work, and or solve recurring types of problems in situations where others are usually cooperative. Decision Authority: Work is guided by organizational policies and established strategies. Normally involves regular guidance and periodic review of goals and plans. Internal Stakeholders are: Most contacts are within the department and other employees in the company. Also, he/she has a high level of interaction with the department supervisor. Engineer Cell Leader Mechanic, Inspector, Technicians, etc External Stakeholders are: Supplier Customer FAA Inspector, Auditors, etc. Competencies Safety and Work Environment Effective Communication Teamwork Adaptability to Change Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED required; Associates Degree in Manufacturing preferred. 8 years or more machining and programming experience plus three years MasterCam Programming experience preferred including advanced 4 & 5-axis programming. Excellent written and oral comprehension and communication skills. Good written and oral comprehension skills. Good oral communication skills. Advanced computer skills and proficient in the use of all Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to plan manufacturing processes from start to finish including designing of complex holding fixtures for castings and forgings. Ability to set-up and operate conventional lathes, mills. Ability to use precision measuring equipment, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks. Ability to read and interpreting blueprints and a thorough understanding of GD&T.
Associated topics: automated machinery, cnc fabricating, cnc machining, composite laminator, computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, computer numeric control, computer aided manufacturing, fabrication, programming