Responsibilities Machinists are responsible for the entire process of making parts for Shop customers. This includes communicating with the customer to understand their needs, determining the most efficient process to make the part, developing models for the parts (if required), programming and machining to produce a finished product.
MACHINE AND FABRICATE (65% of Hours)
Performs the set-up and operation of a variety of machine tools
Fabricate part using manual and CNC machine tools, and manual sheet metal tools.
Fabricate parts from a variety of metals and engineering plastics.
CAD/CAM/DESIGN (15% of Hours)
Work from paper sketches, drawings or CAD models to develop geometry necessary to program machine tools.
Program toolpaths required to complete parts.
Design and develop necessary fixtures required to hold parts for machining or welding.
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE (10% of Hours)
Repair a variety of laboratory, teaching, diagnostic, clinical, or research apparatus and instruments.
Maintenance of shop equipment and organization of shop areas.
Repair or refurbishment of items brought in by Facilities Management.
QUALITY CONTROL (5% of Hours)
Perform in process inspections of own work using various inspection tools and gauges.
Ensure parts and assemblies are made completely and correctly before providing to customer.
OTHER TASKS AS ASSIGNED (5% of Hours)
Complete all other tasks as assigned.
Work Environment While working in the shop, it is required that proper personal protective equipment (PPE) will be used such as safety glasses, hearing protection, welding helmets, and appropriate footwear/ clothing for working with machine tools. Much of the work is completed while standing. Must have basic machinist tools as well as common hand tools. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and carry short distances.
High school graduation, completion of a vocational training program, or equivalent combination of related academic and work experience
Skill in using computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software for programming machining toolpaths (Mastercam 2018 preferred)
Experience using Solidworks computer aided design (CAD) software
Experience setting up and operating 3-axis vertical CNC machining centers, 2-axis CNC lathes, and manual machine tools
Reading and understanding basic part drawings, hand drawn sketches, and written work instructions
Using basic measurement tools such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc.
Effectively communicate verbally and in writing when interacting with a diverse range of customers
Inspect own work for accuracy and completeness
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Able to work independently as well as part of a team
Experience working on a variety of tasks, some concurrently, and handle short work interruptions by customers or students
Strong problem solving skills
Desire to continually improve personal performance, shop processes and shop environment
Associates Degree or Diploma in Machine Tool Technology, CNC Toolmaking or Equivalent Program
2 Years’ Experience Working in a Machine Shop
Basic welding knowledge and skills
Knowledge of basic sheet metal work
Internal Number: 335876
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