Manual Machinist
TMA Resume Bank - Chicago, IL

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The Manual Machinist uses manually operated machine tools to fabricate precision parts. The Manual Machinist utilizes information provided in job packets, engineering drawings, precision measurement skills and a high degree of machining knowledge and skill developed over years of experience to produce complicated metal fabrications with a minimum of errors, inefficiency and waste.DUTIES-Hands-on prototype and production machining.-Use Vertical Mills, Lathes, and Grinders with little to no supervision.-Set up First Article Inspection and operate with QC tolerance of +/-.0005.-Apply advanced knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, engineering drawings, metal properties, layout and machining procedures to determine the most efficient and accurate machining methods and sequence of operations to produce parts. -Set up and fabricate complex precision parts to specifications using manual machine tools such as lathes, mills, shapers or grinders. -Inspect and verify conformance to specifications on first article machined parts.-Monitor the machining process, measure parts during fabrication operations and adjust settings and operations to ensure product conformance to all applicable specifications. -Conduct preventive maintenance inspections on assigned machines and perform routine maintenance tasks on the equipment.REQUIREMENTS-Experience with manual machine tool operation.-Advanced knowledge of: mechanical principles; mathematics including algebra, geometry, calculus and trigonometry; metal properties; layout and set-up techniques; and machining procedures. -Able to read and correctly interpret advanced engineering drawings including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances. -Experience in care and maintenance of industrial machine tools. -Able to read, write, speak and understand spoken and written English with sufficient proficiency to perform position requirements accurately and safely and to comprehend and comply with the Business Management System policies and procedures -Able to interact with managers, supervisors and co-workers in a positive and cooperative manner. -Organized, attentive to detail and able to prioritize tasks to ensure meeting deadlines for completion of projects. -Work efficiently both on independent basis and as part of a team. -Maintain a personal and professional continuous improvement philosophy. -Excellent mathematics, verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills. -Able to conduct preventive maintenance inspections on machines and perform routine maintenance on the equipment. -Ability to solve problems with attention to root cause within your area of responsibility. -Ability to calculate dimensions and accurately measure and test parts to ensure conformance to specifications.-Team player, hard worker with good work ethic.

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