Reads blueprints and job travelers for part specifications, such as dimensions, tooling instructions, fixtures, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determination of the sequence operations.
Sets up and operates numerically controlled machines to cut, shape, or form metal work pieces to specification.
Reviews set up process sheets to determine set up procedure, machining sequence, and dimensions of finished work piece.
Uses designated programs.
Attaches fixtures to machine bed, positions tool holders, and inserts cutting tools as specified by the process sheet, using clamps, bolts, hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments per set up instructions.
Is competent in functions of designated machines.
Able to write, alter, and call programs over from the process sheets.
Able to manipulate controls to specified point to start machine process.
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Able to handle major trouble shooting problems and interpret a variety of verbal or written instructions.
Has a working understanding of basic math principles, including basic geometry and trigonometry
Understands programming codes.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
Able to take measurements to verify part conformance to the print.
Mechanical aptitude with the various types of tools used in the machining process