Function: Sets-up and operates ECM and/or other machines to manufacture parts that meet customer specifications and production standards. Develops all processes for production and development jobs on ECM and other machines. Provides effective leadership to other employees to meet company and departmental goals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Set-ups a variety of ECM machines using general shop tools (wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.) and precision measuring tools (micrometers, indicators, etc.) Designs, develops and documents set-up procedures and techniques on new jobs.
- Operates a variety of ECM machinery to manufacture parts to process router specifications. Reads and interprets information needed from blueprint to manufacture parts. Properly completes required documentation (i.e. routers, deviation tickets) with inspection information for parts run as required.
- Performs in-process and first-piece inspections using standard precision measuring equipment (i.e. indicators, micrometers) to ensure part is within specifications outlined on operation sheets.
- Maintains an accurate daily log of parts processed, significant dimensions, machining parameters, and general information pertaining to the operation performed as required.
- Performs preventive and routine maintenance to maintain machine performance.
- Performs daily housekeeping tasks to provide a safe, clean, and orderly workplace.
- Program and edit CNC and conventional equipment controls to obtain proper machining parameters and ensure efficient machine operation.
- Determines machining parameters and prepares detailed set-up and alignment procedures needed prior to introducing jobs to production. Analyzes and troubleshoots new & existing jobs to optimize performance, eliminate defects and solve production-related issues.
- Assists with the design, development, and manufacture of tools and fixtures.
- Trains new employees effectively. Continuously works with less skilled employees to optimize their job performance.
- Communicates effectively with supervisor, lead person, and peers, personnel out of the department, customers, and suppliers.
- Performs basic tool repair operations on milling machines, lathes and drills to repair or alter old or new fixtures, cathodes and alignment tools for daily production.
- Recognizes and corrects tooling issues before problems cause product deviation
- Performs related duties as assigned by management.
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
Requires high school, general education degree (GED), or vocational school graduate with courses in mechanical drawing, shop mathematics, and machining practices or equivalent experience and training. Six or more years prior machining experience (including two to three years experience in ECM) and experience with precision measuring equipment and reading plots and/or blueprints. Ability to interpret basic Geometric, Dimensioning and Tolerancing (G D & T). Close attention and care required to prevent damage to parts and machine tools. Demonstrated ability to obtain a forklift operator’s license and drive a forklift safely when applicable.
Regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Frequently required to stoop, climb, reach at or above shoulder level, and push or pull wheeled items weighing up to 400 pounds. Occasionally must squat, kneel, and lift up to 60 pounds independently or up to 100 pounds with assistance. Repetitive actions include simple grasping, firm grasping, and fine manipulation. Specific vision requirements include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus. Regular exposure to dirt, fumes, and chemicals. Required to wear hearing protection if noise exposure equals or exceeds a weighted average of 85 decibels (dBA) in a consecutive 8 hour time period.
How to Apply
Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and list "ECM Operators - 2nd/3rd Shifts" in subject line of email to identify job position applying for.