|Title:||CNC Lathe Machinist|
CNC LATHE MACHINIST
Reports to: Machining Manager
To set up and operate Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Lathe machining centers to machine metallic and nonmetallic parts.
- Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
- Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock.
- Generates CNC programs by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
- Set-up of CNC lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
- Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
- Knowledge and use of lifting devices, overhead cranes, and fork-lift trucks.
- Verifies settings and produces quality parts by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards and Ahaus standards.
- Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
- Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
- Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
- Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
- Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
- Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Conceptual Skills, Process Improvement, Verbal Communication, Functional and Technical Skills, Controls and Instrumentation, Tooling, Coordination, Attention to Detail, Judgment
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Seeking a highly trained and skilled individual
- Vocational education and/or Associate's Degree preferred
- 5-10 years of experience in a non-production environment preferred
- The following areas of expertise are required to be an effective Machinist:
- Machine tool operation
- CNC programming
- Math skills, including knowledge of dimensional tolerances and GD&T
- Precision measurement instruments
- Reading and interpreting blueprints
- General Computer skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Machinists may be subject to the following:
- High noise levels from machinery
- Fumes, dust, vapors, mist
- Coolants, oils, cutting fluids, and other chemicals