CNC Operator/ Machinist
The role of CNC Operator / Machinist is to produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
- Plans machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, materials, specifications, and machining parameters
- Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock
- Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements
- Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position
- 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 continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, quality assurance procedures, irregularities, and continuing needs.
- Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
Skills / Qualifications
- Conceptual skills
- Process improvement
- Functional and technical skills
- Controls and instrumentation
- Supply management
- Inventory control
- Attention to detail
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Team work
- Communication skills - verbal and written
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