Sets up and operates machines such as CNC lathes, CNC mills, twin-spindles, broaches, turret lathes, drill presses, manual milling machines, and other similar equipment to perform a full range of operations on a wide variety of materials to meet departmental production and efficiency goals. Must be proficient in measuring parts, reading blueprints and schematics, using handbooks and other related data to ensure part quality. Must be able to use precision measuring equipment to inspect for close tolerances and desired finish on completed parts. Must be able to perform multiple tasks when required. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and formulas. Must be able to compute rate, ratio, and percent using advanced shop mathematics.
- Uses knowledge of metal cutting technology and selection of feeds and speeds to perform turning, milling, chamfering, drilling, facing, tapping, threading, forming, broaching, etc.
- Maintains all coolant/oil levels and controls proper coolant mixtures in machines.
- Controls accumulation of and coordinates disposal of waste oil, coolants, and other waste materials with responsible personnel.
- Maintains good housekeeping by sweeping and mopping floors and pumping of moats around equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to conditions consistent with a machine shop environment. The employee is regularly required to stand and operate more than one machine concurrently. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate.