Operates multiple manufacturing machines to perform series of machining operations such as turning, boring, tapping, facing, milling, reaming, forming, knurling, burnishing, broaching, threading, drilling, vibrating, arbor pressing, straightening and identification stamping to produce the highest quality metal and plastic parts; analyzes specifications; analyzes tooling problems and wear; applies knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities may include the following (others may be assigned):
- Studies drawings to verify conformance of machined workpiece to specifications, by using measuring instruments such as fixed gages, calipers, micrometers, indicators, optical comparators, and surface finish instruments, surface plates, height gages and other measuring instruments..
- Studies inspection routings to perform SPC analysis (charting) and data collection, correlating routings to drawings, and actual part conformance to customer specifications.
- Understands process routings to achieve production rates, order or job quantity, information relating to job identity/operations/quantity/special tooling, and correlation of routings and drawings to operations.
- Performs review and analysis of machine operations when parts do not meet drawing specifications and makes adjustments that correct operations.
- Performs scheduled preventive maintenance to the machines.
- Daily verifies measuring equipment is in proper working order/condition.
- Adjusts lines to direct flow of coolant against tooling and work piece.
- Replaces worn tools as required.
- Studies and follows quality checks and method sheets to ensure parts are manufactured/assembled per customer and WPC specifications.
- Moves and loads barstock into automatic loaders and adjusts bars for proper feedings. Visually inspects stock for defects and finish as required by specifications. May also prepare specified amount of plastic material using hoppers or vacuum-feed equipment to the injection mold machines. Cleans material hoppers from previous job and prepares for next job using alternate materials ensuring contamination of materials does not happen.
- Monitors depth of cuts and condition of cutting tools; positions and secures tool heads using hand tools for multiple operations contained in multiple machines (several heads/units per machine).
- Monitors cutting speeds and tool feed rates, according to knowledge of metal properties, shop mathematics and machine set-up sheet. Selects and installs work-holding fixtures such as collets or specially shaped holding devices and positions and secures tool heads using hand tools to perform machine set-ups, as required.
- Makes routine process adjustments such as offsets and tool changes to produce various metal and plastic products. Places parts in appropriate containers and cleans parts as required.
- May be required to maintain proper condition of mold dies during the molding process by clearing or removing parts after molding, spraying mold release lubricants onto dies. Cleans residues from the die to prevent buildup or flash, lubricates dowel pins, sprays ejector pins and completes repair request as required so proper repair work will be accomplished.
- Compares numerical data displays with specifications on job set-up sheet.
- Positions and secures tools/inserts in tool holders at each station and makes tool adjustments to maintain print specifications.
- Performs selected secondary operations, such as straightening, grinding, deburring, denibbing, milling, broaching, chamfering, knurling, stamping, sanding, polishing, ball sizing, buffing and other special operations as required by the job.
- Performs required actions to unscheduled/abnormal conditions and returns machines/equipment to normal operating conditions.
- Verifies conformance of workpiece to specifications after initial machining operations by stopping machine operations then using fixed gages, calipers and micrometers.
- Submits Continuous Improvement ideas.
- Performs routine daily clean-up operations on the machines and in the work area keeping area organized and tools put away clean for the next shift.
- Attends production/performance review and continuous improvement meetings when required.
- Supports WPC’s ISO/TS-16949 efforts by compliance with quality policies and procedures. After proper training, conducts internal compliance audits when requested.
- High school diploma or GED
- Completion of a pre-employment drug test with negative results.
- Successfully complete pre-employment Basic Skills testing.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use of hands and fingers to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.