Prototype Machinist-Intermediate
TEAM Industries - Bagley, MN

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Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Duties / Responsibilities:

• Analyze drawings, specifications and other shop data for standard or special tool configuration, to plan layout, to understand best plan for assembly for making recommendations
• Studies and understands specification, engineering blueprints, and other shop data and confers with Engineering and Shop personnel to make tooling that will accommodate the material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, costing, and manufacturing processes needed
• Understands cutting forces and the effect on parts and fixturing. Demonstrates this in the processing of parts with proper tool selection, tool path, tool sequencing, and fixture selections to establish and efficient process while maintaining close dimensional tolerances
• Operates and programs the following equipment: Tool room lathes and tool room mills (advanced levels), G code lathes and mills (programming skill at moderate level, good understanding of cutting compensation, work coordinate system, and basic 4th axis mill work)
• Operates the following equipment: tool and cutter grinder, cylindrical grinder, heat treat oven; also set up of the following: dividing head on the tool room mills
• Programs and sets up the CNC hob for parallel axis gears
• Sets up broaching machine for broaching internal splines at intermediate to moderate levels
• Sets up shaper machine for shaping internal or external gears or splines at intermediate to moderate levels
• Sets up roll forming machine for cold forming external splines at intermediate to moderate levels
• Understands spline data: conferring with the prints, weather broaching, shaping, or roll forming the splines
• Selects proper cutting tools, grades, geometry, feeds and speeds
• Inspects gear and spline involutes on the M & M involute inspection equipment
• Designs and fabricates basic prototype fixtures
• Assembles parts into product and verifies dimensions and alignments
• Understands and applies the concept of threads over pins
• Back figures dimensions to determine unmarked dimensions
• Understand and interpret intermediate geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
• Evaluates tooling orders received to determine whether tooling should/can be manufactured in-house or procured from outside vendor
• Calculates and records tool requirement data carefully in order to promote continual process improvement
• Tests assembled mechanisms
• Assembles parts in fixtures and installs precision components such as timing devices, hydraulics, springs, and balance mechanisms
• Keys in program instructions such as tool size, machine feed and speed rates, starting point coordinates and fixturing information
• Verifies program accuracy while observing trial runs
• Demonstrates coaching abilities in the workplace
• Demonstrate leadership and commitment to quality initiatives
• Understands programs and what the program is doing to part
• Maintains a clean and organized work area and safe shop environment
• Performs preventive maintenance to shop equipment
• Other duties may be assigned

Essential Functions:

• Ability to lift 50 pounds
• Walking or standing up to 75% of shift
• Regular attendance required

Education Requirements:

• Two-year technical degree preferred

Experience Requirements:

• Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Must posses knowledge of tolerancing, including GD&T, to have ability to explain to co-workers, operators, or others
• Must meet the requirements of the Prototype Machinist Entry Level
• Must be proficient in AutoCad to layout programming points
• Must posses knowledge of proper cutting tool selection and cutting speeds and feeds
• Must posses working knowledge of geometry and trigonomety relationships and principles
• Must be proficient in application and understanding of algebraic equations and relationships
• Must have ability to train Entry Level Prototype Machinist in the basics to include operation of: surface grinder, saws, Sunnen hone, programming of tool room lathes and tool room mills

Train Requirements:

• AutoCad
• Product View
• Microsoft Office Products
• Reference OJT Checklist

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