Machinist reports to the manufacturing supervisor and is responsible for setting up, operating and maintaining multiple machine types in an industrial setting. The position involves advanced troubleshooting, decision-making and problem solving. Decisions influence overall project success, finances and/or the ability to meet objectives. The role works under minimal supervision and provides guidance, mentoring and training to other members. There is some contact with external suppliers or customers.
1. Complete the set up of machines with little or no supervision and perform inspections. Provide training to others in the department when necessary and provide expertise and guidance to other members on manufacturing processes.
2. Identify, document and control nonconforming material according to procedures, identify and implement corrective actions to address nonconformance and implement root cause corrective actions. Write NCR's.
3. Adhere to all safety standards, regulations and operating procedures.
4. Utilize computer programs to enter part data (e.g., serial number), log time, look up instructions and blueprints and download programs.
5. Utilize work instructions, set-up sheets and method documents to correctly set up machines and inspect machined parts.
6. Utilize various gauging equipment to ensure conformance to the engineering specifications and standards through the production run. Collaborate with appropriate organizations to develop process plans and improvements. Collaborate with engineering to determine drawing requirements, resolve errors, and develop solutions.
7. Clean and maintain measuring instruments and test equipment and inspect parts for cleanliness (e.g., routed and deburring operations). Operate precision inspection equipment and perform first piece check out, audit or double-check the work of others. Develop specialized inspection techniques and develop acceptable tools and process solutions for ambiguous manufacturing and production system issues.
8. Have the ability to create test/inspection programs for various computer controlled testers.
9. Complete and review product paperwork, verifying all paperwork is present and filled out appropriately.
10. Interpret and follow blueprints for proper production task completion. Interpret and apply datum structures, material condition tolerances, orientation tolerances and produce fixtures, tooling or parts, to solve complex manufacturing issues/problems. May perform advanced programming and troubleshooting of machinery, involving others when necessary.
11. Perform routed operations of precision close tolerance parts.
12. Complete paperwork while adhering to record retention requirements.
13. Applies Six Sigma tools and methodology for continuous improvement.
1. Communicate information to others about project status, updates, specific instructions, etc. and review item status in WISE to ensure item is logged/closed out appropriately. Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple audiences with differing knowledge levels.
2. Clean and organize the immediate work area. Able to lead and organize 5S activity.
3. May perform secondary work functions such as deburring and sub-assembly with certifications, as required.
4. Provide training to others in the department when necessary.
5. May set up Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machinery and make adjustments when necessary.
6. Monitor and maintain the condition of cutting tools and have input on the modifications for specialty tooling.
7. Notify supervisors and other personnel of production or machine problems.
8. Promote teamwork within the organization.
9. Verify the calibration of equipment and expiration dates.
10. Obtain certifications as necessary for required processes.
11. Follow all departmental safety rules and regulations.
1. Knowledge of and ability to apply inspection techniques (e.g., formalized inspection standards, inspection instructions, best practices) and use inspection tools efficiently. The ability to read and use micrometers, functional and cylindrical gauges, comparators, indicator setups, calibration stickers and scales.
2. Advanced ability to read, interpret and use the information presented in drawings, diagrams and blueprints to determine appropriate activities, tools, and next steps in the production process.
3. Ability to learn and use available business software as necessary.
4. Knowledge of part special handling guidelines and specifications. This includes researching part handling instructions using facility databases or work orders and following the handling procedures required.
5. Knowledge of nonconformance procedures and processes when parts fail inspection. This includes knowledge of systems required to log and track failed inspections and associated documentation as needed within area of responsibility.
6. Advanced knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing such as perpendicularity, parallelism, flatness. This includes the ability to interpret tolerances on prints and perform inspection techniques. This includes the ability to interpret and apply datum structures, material condition tolerances, orientation tolerances to solve complex manufacturing issues.
7. Knowledge of CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) programming/machining including the ability to read, understand, edit basic programs and/or basic knowledge of one or more of the following skills - grinding, turning, milling, drilling.
8. Knowledge of the Six Sigma processes and the ability to apply Six Sigma principles to production process for continual improvement and operational effectiveness, preferred.
9. Knowledge of how quality impacts the success of the organization including costs to customers, costs of recalls and potential costs due to negative impacts on a company's reputation. This includes taking the necessary steps to ensure quality on a consistent basis and striving for improvement.
10. The ability to use computer and web-based systems to input, access, modify, or output information or to execute programs.
11. The ability to write effectively, to read and understand work documents and to communicate information clearly to coworkers and supervisors. The position also involves the ability to provide guidance to members through instruction and personal example. The position also requires the ability to instruct others on specific activities used in a production process, and includes demonstrating and explaining activities on a job.
12. General knowledge of machines and equipment functionality, and how tools could be used on such equipment/machines. This includes the ability to learn new systems quickly, understanding how parts relate, and how they impact system functionality. This also includes process optimization or the ability to identify opportunities to improve current production processes and to implement the necessary steps for the improvements.
13. The ability to provide excellent service to internal customers.
14. The ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, and optimism for work activities. This includes the ability and willingness to take ownership of work activities, to learn
and understand company policies and procedures, to take independent action and complete job tasks without being instructed to complete them.
15. The ability to accurately provide the information requested on specific forms, reports, and logs.
16. The ability to define, diagnose, and resolve problems with advanced troubleshooting and problem solving. This also includes the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills and the ability to integrate knowledge of current resources and constraints, priorities and manufacturing processes.
17. The ability to interact cooperatively and collaboratively with others as a team.
18. The ability to perform simple arithmetic computations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages.
19. The ability to process multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously and the ability to follow work orders efficiently.
20. The ability to see details (e.g., letters, numbers, codes, color, symbols, marks, labels, signs) clearly to accomplish work tasks in a safe and efficient manner and possessing strong hand-eye coordination.
21. The abillity to communicate with Tool Design on complex tooling designs.
Education or Formal Training
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Germany: Completion of 1 Apprenticeship.
At least 5 years of related work experience.
Materials and Equipment Used
Some areas require the use of Nitric and Hydrochloric Acids.
Working Environment/ Physical Activities
Moderate physical activity requiring agility and dexterity, including walking, standing, or bending; and lifting or moving objects.
Must Be comfortable with a physically demanding position.
Must be able to work 50-60 hrs a week to keep up with demand.
Must be able to work 10 hour days 5 days a week and alternating Saturdays
Must be able to lift 40-50lbs consistently
Experience with metals (aluminums, steel, titanium, etc)
Must be able to work in the .001 Tolerance level
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