Works under the technical leadership of a leader or higher skilled machinist. Works from work orders,
verbal instructions, shop sketches, and similar information. Uses a good knowledge of the machinist trade
to complete or detail the planning and design of prototype parts and assemblies. Demonstrates ability to
perform job with least amount of scrap or rework possible.
Performs machinery set-ups with minimum assistance, except on the most complex work and/or where
exceptionallyclose tolerances are required. Performs prototype work from detailed specifications.
Exercises considerable care of equipment, tools, parts, machines, and materials to prevent damage.
Performs additional duties as assigned. Practices on-the-job safety and housekeeping as required or
as is necessary.
Plans, lays out and fabricates, and assembles machined parts. Sets up and operates most types of general machine shop and tool room machines and equipment.
Sets up and operates most general machine shop machines such as milling machines, lathes, surface grinders,
bench grinders, shapers, planers, horizontal and vertical boring mill, and jig boring machines.
Interprets blueprints, drawings, and route sheets to ascertain nature of assigned work orders.
Computes accurate mathematical dimensions needed to manufacture parts of average complexity. Uses
precision measuring instruments.
Performs quality machining of materials such as copper, brass, tool steels, various stainless steels,
magnesium, nickel, plastics, epoxy fibers, and other materials as required.
Requires a high school education or equivalent, plus approximately four (4) years general machine shop experience.