Produces machined parts by programming, setting up (selecting proper tooling, chuck jaws, machine parameters) and correctly and efficiently operating computer numerical control (CNC) machines. Must be able to maintain acceptable quality and safety standards. Must keep accurate records; maintain equipment, supplies and tools.
CNC Machinist/Programmer Job Duties:
- Determines required machining operations by understanding part functions and requirements, blueprints, engineering drawings, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, parameters; interprets geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
- Programs required CNC’s by entering instructions/codes, establishing and setting tool registers, offsets, compensation and conditional controls. Determines calculating requirements (basic math, geometry, and trigonometry) and creates and proves part drawings and programs.
- Sets-up CNC equipment by selecting and installing the correct chucks, jaws, tooling, attachments and other required accessories needed for the correct machining of multiple parts.
- Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
- Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
- Maintains specifications while drilling, cutting, turning, facing, knurling and threading machined parts. Must be able to take correct machine and manual measurements of parts and correct machining process to bring parts with-in called out specification. Must be able to detect machine malfunctions, minor machine troubleshooting and correction, reprogram controls, sharpen or replacing worn tools while adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
- Maintains safe operation of equipment and workspace. Adhere to all Company and machine safety procedures and regulations.
- Documents daily work by completing production and quality logs.
- Continuously looks for improvement opportunities to add additional value to the company by reducing costs while improving productivity and product quality.
- Other tasks as required.
Skills/Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited CNC training or apprenticeship program, 3 to 5 years CNC machining and programming experience. Excellent conceptual skills, process improvement experience, written and verbal communication skills. Must be a self starter and be able to work independently with little or no direct supervision