Be able to verify conformance of machined work to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, micrometers, or fixed or telescoping gauges. Study machining instructions, job orders, or blueprints to determine dimensional or finish specifications, sequences of operations, setups, or tooling requirements. May also change worn cutting tools, using wrenches. Select and set cutting speeds, feed rates, depths of cuts, and cutting tools, according to machining instructions or knowledge of metal properties, and install tools in spindles.
· Promote a positive attitude, understand and promote company mission and values. Must be able to work independently and accept accountability.
· Must have excellent, effective verbal and written communication skills, share information with others prior to decisions and after decisions in a timely manner. Listen effectively and accept constructive criticism.
· Ability to take independent action solving problems, seek out new responsibilities, act on opportunities, generate new ideas and manage risk of new ideas, work to promote self-development.
· Must have a common sense/practical approach, ability to make thoughtful and timely decisions, get clarity of issue or objective by getting input in the decision-making process and show consideration for the impact of the decisions.
· Show openness to new ideas, ability to adapt to change and assume new responsibilities. Must be able to handle pressure and uncertainty, adjust work plans to meet changing company and customer needs.
· Setup jobs on the machine, including: loading and securely fixturing the work pieces onto the work table, adjust programs using zero and reference points, tool registers, offsets, and compensation.
· Calculate speeds and feeds to optimize the machining process.
· Load/unload tools and use a pre-setter, if applicable.
· Understand and make adjustments to hold geometric dimensions and tolerances.
· Experience with machining large parts.
· Read blueprints to program and run work pieces.
· Ability to edit CNC programs as required to ensure parts are made to print requirements.
· Use math, geometry, and trigonometry to complete job responsibilities.
· Interface directly with internal customers or departments to deliver an estimate of completion and tooling requirements of individual machine projects.
· Lifts workpiece either manually or with crane or hoist onto machine table or directs crane operator to put workpiece on machine table.
· Positions and secures workpiece to table or angle plate, using clamps, shims and parallel blocks. Verifies position with such instruments as dial indicators, gauge blocks, and height gauges.
· Verifies dimensions of machined workpiece with such measuring instruments as micrometers, telescoping gauges, Vernier calipers, and dial indicator.
· Works with CNC programmers and other team members to optimize and standardize CNC programs.