CNC Lathe Operator

New Berlin, WI 53146

Posted: 11/30/2023 Industry: Machining Job Number: 43343

Job Description


 CNC Lathe (Dewoo Puma)

Responsible for moderate & complex programming, fixturing, tooling, machining, in process inspection, and final completion of often geometrically complicated, and tightly toleranced details (+/- 0.0002). Work with CNC machinists, toolmakers, engineers, and supervisors to plan and execute the most cost-effective method for producing 100% accurately dimensioned, short run parts/components, with little in the way of excess/disposable parts.

(This is not a production machine tool operation position.)


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Under limited supervision, perform moderate & complex machining and Inspection of various parts, tools, and machine components in support of production

• Comprehend and work off ISO/ANSI prints, sketches, and written specifications

• Devise and create unique processes, setups, programs, and tooling

• Operate several types of machine tools and perform progressive machining operations for parts, tools, and components with close tolerances and/or high finish requirements

• Fit and, where necessary, assemble components using machinist’s hand tools and measuring instruments

• Ensure complete dimensional accuracy and quality workmanship

• Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean workstation

• Train apprentices and new hires, when required

• Complete time travelers, time slips, document required inspections, and appropriate paperwork


Education and/or Experience

• Journeyman Machinist Certificate, Technical Degree preferred

• 5+ years experience with machine shop environment, practices, procedures, and equipment

• 3+ years experience with setting up, programming, and running turret lathes/turning centers

• 1+ years experience with setting up, programming, and running mill/turns


Qualifications & Skills

• Proficiency in reading and interpretation of ISO/ANSI prints, GD&T, and mechanical drawings

• Proficient skillset in operation of manual and CNC lathe equipment

• Familiarity with use, and modification of carbide & HSS drills, reamers, taps, end mills, thread mills, and inserted OD and ID cutting tools

• Proficient knowledge of feeds & speeds with large swath of materials & insert grades/configurations

• Wide ranging knowledge of machineability for ferrous and non-ferrous materials

• Proficiency in programming using CAM/conversational systems

• Proficient knowledge of basic G & M codes

• High competency at determining accurate methods, and execution of inspection for lengths, diameters, straightness, flatness, roundness, concentricity, cylindricity, runout, true position, surface finish, etc.

• Extensive problem-solving capabilities using creative, and critical thinking skills

• Excellent ability to work effectively in a collaborative team

• Ability to organize and manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment


Additional Qualifications & Skills

• Familiarity with Mastercam and Okuma AOT as well as Fanuc and Proto Trak controls

• History of designing and manufacturing/modifying various turning tools & inserts using other machine tools (mills, grinders, EDM) to create unique tooling setups for odd geometrical challenges

• Familiarity with turret lathe claustrophobia and maintaining tight clearance between turret, tooling, work pieces, chuck, jaws, various forms of workholding, way covers, etc.

• Incredible 3-D spatial reasoning and foresight

• Outstanding troubleshooting capabilities

• Ability to think outside the box

• Self-guided thirst for knowledge and education into the ever-changing field of manufacturing

• Drive for continuous improvement

• Toolbox containing accurate and well-kept personal inspection & assembly equipment, commensurate with the trade and the reasonable expectations it demands of its professionals

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