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Position:  CNC Lathe
Location:  Cleveland, OH
Job Id:  123
# of Openings:  1

Department:  Die Shop
 
Scope of job:  Programs and operates CNC Toolroom equipment according to specifications and tooling instructions, applying knowledge of machining methods
 
     Capabilities: 
 
        Analytical skills
        Mechanical aptitude
        Organizational skills
        People skills--ability to work as a team player
 
     Range:  Programs, sets up, and operates CNC Toolroom equipment
 
Experience level:  1 to 2 years tool room/CNC programming
 
Reports to:  Die Shop Manager
 
Education:  High school or equivalent
 
Expertise
 
     Essential:
 
        Basic metallurgy
        Blueprint reading
        Die theory
        Knowledge of manufacturing process at overview level
        Machining
        Math (including geometry and trigonometry)
        Use of precision measuring instruments and can demonstrate the ability to maintain close tolerances
 
     Desirable: 
 
        Computer background
 
Responsibilities:
 
     Machine set-up operator detail:
        Sets up and operates CNC Toolroom equipment to perform various machine functions, such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, and boring of metallic and nonmetallic workpieces, using knowledge of machine tool capabilities, machinability of materials, and shop math
        Reads plans to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences
        Checks size and grade of material before set up on the machine
        Mounts, aligns, and secures tooling, attachments, and workpiece on machine
        Selects and installs cutting tools in machine
        Retrieves pre-programmed instructions from database
        Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relation to workpiece and to regulate factors--such as cutting depth, speed, feed, and coolant flow
        Starts machine and monitors displays and machine operation to detect malfunctions
        Stops machine to change cutting tools and setup according to required machining sequence or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring instruments
        Enters commands or manually adjusts machine controls to correct malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining
        Discusses media errors with management or programming personnel to resolve problems
        Cleans and maintains machine
 
     Tool programmer detail:
        Utilizes CAD programming system as well as other tool room related computer aided software
  • Analyzes drawings and specifications to determine program input data, such as hole sizes, tool sizes, reference points, and direction of machine cutting paths, and calculates data, such as starting point coordinates (location)
            Manually enters coordinates of hole locations into program memory, when necessary
            Keys in additional instructions, such as tool size, machine feed and speed rates, and starting point coordinates, basing entries on specifications, calculations, and knowledge of machine capabilities and programming techniques
            Types commands on keyboard to generate NC electronic product
            Revises NC program to eliminate errors
            Creates and writes programs for all parts without CAD created programs and additional programs to finish part when necessary
        
         General:  
            Enters commands into control panel to retrieve preprogrammed machine data from mainframe computer
            Uses probing system to locate setup and start point of the program
            Starts machine and observes cutting operation
            Compares numerical data display with specifications on blueprint
            Assembles and presets tooling for next operation during automated cycle to reduce machine downtime
            Performs other customer driven or product driven duties as assigned by Supervisor
     
    Physical requirements:
     
       Good hearing and vision
       Manual dexterity
       Lifting:  medium (20-50 pounds occasionally) and/or 5-25 pounds frequently

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