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Machinist

Summary: Machinist programs, sets up, adjusts, and operates a variety of departmental machinery to include horizontal and vertical mills, lathes, presses, and grinders to manufacture machine parts requiring close tolerances.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Read and interpret blueprint specifications and set up sheets to determine procedures and operational sequence.
  • Set up, adjust and operate machine tools.
  • Perform complex machine set ups and critical operations.
  • Position and secure work piece in machine; Position tools in relation to work piece.
  • Operate various hand tools, power hand tools, and machine tools to make finish adjustments to products.
  • Use a variety of precision measuring devices to set up and adjust work and verify conformance of work to specifications.
  • Troubleshoot operating, material and tooling problems.
  • Perform general preventive maintenance work on tools and equipment.
  • Process all necessary documentation and paperwork for processes completed.
  • Follow all clean up and housekeeping procedures.
  • Comply with all quality, safety and sanitation regulations.

Skills and Specifications:

  • Read and understand documents such as blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Write standard documentation
  • Communicate effectively with other employees of the organization.
  • Team player; must be able to work with other and bring energy every day to the Team Environment.
  • Mathematical skill; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Able to lift 30 pounds repetitively and up to a maximum of 50 pounds
  • Supply own Machinist tools as required by the company
  • Apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


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