Experimental Machinist

Irvine, CA 92614

Posted: 06/20/2018 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineer Job Number: 79828
Position Summary: Under supervision the Experimental Machinist “ B” will use formal and informal blue prints, fabricate prototype components and assemblies. Set-Up and operate CNC laths, as well as set-up and operate manual lathes and mills. Needs to know operation of standard machine shop equipment and have the ability to read and interpret manufacturing drawings. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:  Perform sets up and operate a wide variety of machine shop equipment.  Performs basic set up of equipment, according to work instructions.  Must follow company mandated safety procedures and practices.  Produces parts in accordance with production rates and quality standards.  Ability to utilize proper tool selection while working with a variety of exotic steels and alloys such as A286, Inconel 718, 4340, Titanium.  Must have ability to use standard machine shop practices, and machining methods for an assigned job.  Securely assembles cutting tools in tool holders and positions tool holders in machine spindles and turrets as required, inserts cutting tools in specified machine magazines accurately.  Familiar with CNC (G-code), Manual Data Input (MDI), the Cartesian Coordinate system, and able to manipulate machine controls in order to teach relative machine tooling positions in machine tool library.  Measures work piece for conformance to specifications.  Document measurements to inspection plan.  Familiar with basic Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods and documentation.  Under supervision, conduct product testing on a routine basis.
Required Skills and Experience:
 3 years minimum related CNC lathe, mills and set-up with 3 – 4 years in a design prototype environment.
 Knowledge of machines sequence of operation and application of that knowledge in set-up tool selection.
 Basic CNC Programming.
 Must have knowledge of shop practices and procedures, ability to read and interpreter Y14.5 blueprint and ability to use hand tools and measuring instruments.
 Attention to detail and an attitude of 100% compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.
 High energy level and ability to work flexible hours.
 Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
 Able to set up and operate computer numerical control lathe, mills.
Machine Set Up –.Demonstrate the ability to set up CNC machines without assistance, including: basic loading program; selecting and installing cutting tools; selecting and setting appropriate feeds and speeds; checking and maintaining machine coolant; selecting and installing special attachments. Identify machine malfunctions and inform supervisor of any errors.
Mathematical Skill – Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical operations to validate, analyze variance, and correlation techniques.
Blueprint Reading & Interpretation Demonstrate the ability to reliably read and interpret the following: drawing terms; call outs; symbols and/or descriptions; types of lines; front view; side view; top view; section view; types of radii; tolerances (min. and max.); external/internal thread; surface finish; fastener-related specifications.
Basic Visual & Dimensional Inspection – Demonstrate the ability to inspect parts reliably using the following tools: caliper (dial and digital); micrometer (stand, blade, and disk); dial drop indicator; test indicator; comparator; pin gage; gage block set; any functional gages applicable to the operator. Ability to use hand tools and measuring instruments.
Workmanship – Demonstrate the ability to identify and take appropriate action to prevent, correct, or reject the following conditions on die and tools parts: cracks; nicks, scratches and dents.
Communication – Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with team members to achieve cooperation and assistance needed to resolve problems and attain maximum productivity.

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