Produces machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
CNC Operator I
- 0-1 Years of CNC experience
- Operate saws, basic grinding, lapping, cleaning, deburring or other simple, routine operations.
- Follow written and verbal procedures as assigned.
- Read and interpret work order routings, prints, sketches, and tool sheets, as required.
- Must be able to recognize and understand machine functions as required.
- Knowledge of working with a variety of materials is required.
- Inspect work using micrometer; bore gage, Vernier, calipers, or other measuring precision instruments.
- Set up and operate a variety of manual machines to perform simple to basic operations.
- Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies, reports unsafe conditions to supervisor.
- Make proper router & time report entries.
- Keep machine(s) / work area clean and orderly.
- Perform other duties as required.
CNC Operator II
- 1-3 Years of Experience
- Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and venire calipers.
- Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
- Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.
- Set up, adjust, and operate all the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
- Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
- Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
- Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products and determine product dimensions and tolerances.
- Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
- Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock in order to display placement of cuts.
- Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
- Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated and cooled.
- Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
- Position and fasten work pieces.
- Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
- Install repaired parts into equipment or install new equipment.
- Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment in order to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
- Program computers and electronic instruments such as numerically controlled machine tools.
- Set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
- Confer with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information.
- Dismantle machines or equipment, using hand tools and power tools, in order to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed.
- Assist to establish work procedures for fabricating new structural products, using a variety of metalworking machines.
- Assist to support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.
- Confer with numerical control programmers in order to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly, and that output will meet specifications.
- Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.
- Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production.
- Assist in design fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.
- Prepare working sketches for the illustration of product appearance.
- Assist in testing experimental models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.
CNC Operator III (Posses all of Tier 2 requirements and requirements listed below)
- 3-5 Years of Experience
- Establish work procedures for fabricating new structural products, using a variety of metalworking machines.
- Support metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics.
- Design fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.
- Prepare working sketches for the illustration of product appearance.
- Install experimental parts and assemblies such as hydraulic systems, electrical wiring, lubricants, and batteries into machines and mechanisms.
- Test experimental models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.
• Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
• Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
• Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
• Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
• Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
• Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
• Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
• Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
• Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
• Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Preferred
Experience: 1-year related experience
Computer Skills: None specifically required
Certificates & Licenses: CNC Operations certificates preferred but not required
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
- Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
- Sense of Smell
- Sense of Touch
- Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Protective eyewear, gloves, mask) and other PPE as required by the job duties, task assignment and/or company guidelines.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.