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Machinist

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set up, adjust and operate conventional and/or special purpose machine tools to perform diversified and difficult operations on work having close and exacting tolerances, several dimensional relationships, unusual contours and finish specifications frequently involving the improvisation of machines and tooling to accomplish results where operations require a broad knowledge of machining technology, operating skills and shop techniques together with long-term diversified experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan and determine setup procedures and operating sequences; select tooling attachments, spindle speeds, tool feed rates, workpiece securing methods, supports, etc., best suited for nature of operations, machine and size of the workpiece.
  • Position, align and secure workpiece on the bed of the machine, clamp and support work securely, using care to avoid distortion that may affect finished dimensions or secure workpiece between centers or on face plates of turning machines.
  • Set tooling in holders and calibrate tool heads to orient tools and workpiece to reference point for operations, using care to ensure settings to assure travel clearances and avoid tool deflection affecting dimensions and finishes.
  • Calibrate machine during operations for rate and amount of cut to obtain the required finish and dimensional specifications; check work to assure dimensional conformance where several related dimensions and unusual contours are required.
  • Grind or prescribe grind for special and standard tooling to compensate for material variations and cutting conditions.  Work from complex and involved sectionalized and part drawings and specifications.
  • Use a wide range of precision measuring instruments and devices to set up, operate machine and check work.
  • Makes repair parts if not commercially available.
  • Plans setup and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinist's hand tools.
  • Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources, and correction problems.
  • Participate in continuous improvement and Kaizen activity as needed.
  • Participate in Tooling Design and improvements.
  • Other maintenance duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of Technical School, Full Apprenticeship Program, or completion of an In-company, four-year training program to satisfaction of operations.
  • Three or more years of experience as a fully qualified machinist.
  • Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools or costly metals.
  • Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
  • Ability to produce precision work.
  • Visual acuity (corrected) to read directions and prints and to inspect machined parts closely to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate machinery for precision work.
  • Physical ability to do work requiring frequent stooping and bending.
  • Physical strength to lift and carry 25 pounds frequently.

Luxfer Magtech is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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