Performs various combinations of machining operations such as turning, facing, boring, threading, drilling, reaming, tapping, contouring, etc.
Enters revisions of programmed dimensions, feed rates, spindle speeds, etc. On machine console. May run multiple machines at a work center, while lifting, pulling and pushing manufactured products at the established rate of production.
Operate and understand measuring instruments, such as height gages, micrometers, and calipers. Operator will understand how to preset tools using such equipment as optical tool setter, gauges or fixtures. In addition, Operator will calibrate and adjust the tool-setting equipment when necessary.
Operator places automatic tool-changer magazine or machine tool holders according to programmed operation sequence
Operator makes the determination of the part being secure on the fixture in the machine.
Activates control panel switches and keyboard buttons to control the machine console to go through various stages such as warm-up, align, cycle and stop the machine
Records revised dimensions, feed-rates, spindle speeds on the machine console to change programmed data. The operator will figure the tool compensation values due to tool wear and then compensate for the wear of the tool. In addition, the operator will adjust for material differences and restore the memory as needed.
The operator will oversee the entire machining operation involving the tasks of identifying and correcting machining problems such as improper depth, size or location of holes and broken or worn tools. Also, the operator maintains the tooling for the machine and makes certain that the tool changing is completed in an appropriate manner
During the various stages of the machining process, the operator will clean and lubricate the drilled holes, check critical part dimensions, and at the end of the machining cycles utilizes gauges and other measuring devices. Upon completion of the machining operations, the operator will extract parts from the fixture.
Operators must be able to demonstrate the ability to complete the following tasks: prepare machining equipment to machine parts to close tolerances; understand tool layouts and related documents in order to set tools and compensate for tool wear; perform basic math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and converting fractions to decimals; calculate positive and negative numeric values in order to set tools; and locate machining points and compute radii.
Operator will have his/her work area clean at all times. On occasion, the operator may be assigned to conduct general cleaning in their department area
Operator will be accountable for pre and/or post operation and safety checks of equipment.
Operator will be compliant to verify that he or she has followed the written instructions. The instructions may be the appropriate operation sheets or quality assurance directives.
For the sake of keeping the operation moving, the operator may be required the movement of his/her own material to or from an adjoining department using a work saver piece of equipment.
Operator may be expected to perform administrative tasks relating to the job and classification
Operator will be asked to perform in a safe manner a few non-skilled tasks such as minor lubrication, touch-up paint, application of rust proofing, deburring and administrative tasks.
Position Requirements: Experience Required:
2-5 years as a CNC Qualified Operator
2 year or 4 year technical degree in machining preferred