Under direct supervision, assists with the set-up, operation, and adjustment of conventional or automatic machines such as Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machines. Works from drawings and written instructions to create replacement and new parts in making repairs to metal parts as well as for experimental apparatus or prototype equipment. Reads CNC programs. Requires basic knowledge of various metals and of measurements used in machining processes.
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDES:
Measuring devices such as calipers, micrometers, and tape measures
Lifting devices such as overhead cranes and hoists
Engineering drawings and prints
The Machinist normally works a 40 hour work week. Some overtime may be required to meet production demands.
Post high school with emphasis on machinist trade
2 years as a machinist
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Ability to work in auto cad
Ability to write CNC programs
Ability to set up and operate manual lathes and other machines according to precise tolerances
Advanced troubleshooting skills
Basic maintenance skills
Ability to work with little or no supervision