JOB SUMMARY:

To manufacture and fabricate parts, repair, rebuild, or overhaul all types of production and service equipment in the facility.  Helps with the design/development and improvement of new or existing products.  Directly works with the building and testing of prototypes.  Has internal contacts with engineering department personnel regarding ideas, drawings, and products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reads, follows and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools to ensure exact specifications of build output.
  • Uses full range of precision measuring and gaging tools to perform inspection before start of job.  
  • Ensuring the accuracy & maintenance of tools and machinery 
  • Operating other industrial machinery, including hydraulic press, grinder, borer, overhead crane, forklift, etc.
  • Able to consistently produce strong, clean welds.
  • Test output to ensure strength and tolerance of welds.
  • Performing proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories
  • Translates the requirements of detailed part drawings into measurements for production
  • Inspecting workflows to ensure that technical and quality standards are met
  • Devising a work plan to efficiently carry out daily machining
  • Performs repair, rebuilding or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions.  
  • Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures for equipment under power and OSHA requirements. 
  • Frequently works with other tradespersons such as millwrights, electricians, pipefitters, etc.
  • Makes repair parts if not commercially available nor available from company central inventory stores.
  • Plans setup and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinist’s handtools.
  • Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources and correcting problem.
  • Plans and directs the construction of prototypes to meet customer and internal requirements.
  • Develops and directs the testing of new-product prototypes to verify product reliability.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists the engineering department in regard to product redesign to resolve product or production difficulties.
  • Assists in the design and development of special testing machines.
  • Performs other duties when required or requested.
  • Works with other technicians to help complete bigger and more complex jobs
  • On second and third shifts and weekends may also act as stores attendant, providing machine parts and obtaining material requisition slip.
  • Cleans up sweepings of machine tool operation scrap and places in trash bin.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of formal apprenticeship program or completion of in-company, four-year training program to satisfaction of plant training committee.
  • Works with power driven equipment; overhaul and repair work may involve assignments in overhead structures or work beneath machinery. Frequent stooping and bending required.
  • Works with costly metals where possibility of damage or spoilage is high.
  • Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools. 
  • High mental and visual effort required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1. Must be familiar with a variety of manufacturing processes, materials selection, and product testing in addition to sketching, layout, and drafting work.

2. At least three (3) years’ on-the-job experience as a technician and fabricator.