EDM Technician, 2nd Shift
Cadence, Inc. - Cranston, RI

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Part I – Position Identification Information

Job Title

EDM Technician

Job Status


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Supervisor Title

Manufacturing Specialist

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Original Approval Date

Pay Band


Last Review Date

09/03/2013 Dan Piedade

Position Purpose

Safely produce quality product in a timely manner while following all related procedures and work instructions. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the set up and operation of modern CNC Equipment in EDM machining center.

Part II – Position Responsibilities





  • Performs tasks related to the safe operation of a CNC machine in a fast paced metal fabrication facility
  • Uses production software systems to track products in the production process
  • Uses quality measuring tools to verify product conformity (i.e. micrometers, calipers, optical comparator, microscope, video measuring equipment and CMM)
  • Monitors process using quality tools to ensure conformance of products, including following work instructions, prints and other documents
  • Maintains customer quality control records and charts
  • Learns process and product terminology
  • Follows scheduled maintenance plans for all equipment
  • Execute lock out/tag out procedures as required
  • Follows all safety rules
  • Understands and complies with applicable company policies (i.e. attendance, ethics, safety, etc.)
  • Maintains records as required by QMS


Problem Solving
  • Works effectively with immediate supervisor to identify and resolve productivity issues


  • Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of machines
  • Reports all maintenance problems to supervisor for prompt attention
  • Report any safety issues to supervisor
  • Works with others as required in a team based work environment

  • Ensures that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained
  • Follows daily production schedule to meet internal and external customer requirements

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Part III – Knowledge, Skills & Abilities for Position

  • High school diploma or general education (GED) preferred
  • Two years manufacturing experience and/or training preferred
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and problem solving skills utilizing them to interact with others in a positive manner
  • 3-5 years experience in EDM Machining

Other Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Self starter, able to work independently
  • Ability to speak effectively in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals
  • Ability to used a calculator with trig functions

Supervisory Skills/Experience
  • N/A

Computer Skills
  • Previous experience using manufacturing software a plus

Physical Demands

Candidates are required to regularly use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, control, etc. Requirements include close visual inspection, whether with the naked eye or aided with magnifying instruments such as a microscope. Must be able to lift up between 45 and 70 pounds on occasion. Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, climb, reach, pull, and push. This job requires standing on your feet 100% of the time.

Duties listed in this document are not all-encompassing. Percentage estimates are provided for general information and may vary significantly from period to period. Cadence reserves the right to change or add job functions/duties as necessary. Employees will be notified of changes/additions made to this job description. This document is not a binding employment contract.