Website Plas-Tech Tooling

Production Machinist

Join our team as a 2nd shift Production Machinist! This position offers a standard 4-day work week with a shift premium in pay in addition to all the other great benefits that Plas-Tech Tooling has to offer.

Job Description Summary
This position is responsible for the manufacture of metal and plastic machined products. A general knowledge of the machining process and use is needed to insure products are manufactured appropriately and they meet design specifications. The Production Machinist analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. Additionally they will tend fabricating machines, such as cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, forming machines, spinning machines, punch and CNC equipment that shape, cut and bend sheets, tubes, and structures. This position may also be assigned additional duties by Senior Management.

Job Requirements:
3.1 Education
3.1.1 Required: High School degree or equivalent. Years of relevant experience may also be considered.
3.1.2 Preferred: Completion of a two-year program, Technical Degree or equivalent in Tool and Die Making.
3.2 Experience
3.2.1 Required: New employee training/orientation in Production Machinist Department.
3.2.2 Preferred: One (1) year experience as a Production Machinists and/or previous manufacturing and/or machine operator experience.

3.3 Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
3.3.1 Working knowledge of manufacturing, production, mechanical and engineering concepts and applications.
3.3.2 Must possess ability to effectively communicate through verbal and written means with other Production Machinists and Tool Makers.
3.3.3 Requires investigative and analytical skills, ability to make judgment calls and the ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise in the production process.
3.4 Physical Requirements
3.4.1 Body Positions: Physical requirements include sitting (10%), standing (80%) and walking (10%). The standing includes but is not limited to programming and operating CNC/other machinery. Walking is necessary to move from one location to another throughout the building.
3.4.2 Body Movements: Must be able to walk without assistance to safely move throughout the work environment. Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and carry over 50 pounds and utilize judgment for lifting items over 50 pounds as mechanical lifts are available for use. Must be able to reach and operate a programming counsel on CNC machines. Hand and finger dexterity must be sufficient to operate computer keyboards and manipulate small parts and tools.
3.4.3 Body Senses: Must possess sense of sight to interpret drawings and diagrams on a computer screen. Eyesight must be sufficient for moving from a computer screen to a drawing, diagrams and reading text as necessary. Must be able to hear for safety in the machine shop.
3.5 Mental Requirements
3.5.1 Mathematical: Must possess skills sufficient to perform calculations and recognize mistakes on diagrams.
3.5.2 Language: Must be able to read, write and speak English sufficiently to interpret diagrams and communicate with Tool Makers and Production Machinists.
3.5.3 Mechanical: Must possess a working knowledge of manufacturing, production principles, and engineering concepts/applications to sufficiently operate CNC and other machines.
3.5.4 Spatial Awareness: Requires the ability to read/understand blueprints, diagrams and other documents used in the manufacture of products at Plas-Tech Tooling, Inc. They must be able to recognize mistakes in designs, set ups and tooling that may lead to production errors and make necessary changes to reduce excessive utilization of labor, materials and/or delays in production.

Essential Functions
5.1 Manufacture metal and plastic workpieces as specified by customers of Plas-Tech Tooling Inc.
5.2 Apply programming to CNC and other machinery used in the production area.
5.3 Must be able to write, edit and save CNC Programs at the machine and save to the file on the server using the Quality Management Procedure.

Duties and Tasks
6.1 Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate workpieces.
6.2 Manufactures products from drawings and specifications and supplied by Plas-Tech Tooling customers.
6.3 Studies dimensions, plans layout and determines assembly method, set up for machining and sequence of operations.
6.4 Measures, marks and scribes metal/plastic stock for machining.
6.5 Measures workpiece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
6.6 Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, shaper and grinder to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
6.7 Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule or template.
6.8 Pushes buttons or depresses pedal to activate machine.
6.9 Verifies dimensions, alignments and clearances.
6.10 Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures and recommends change out as items are worn or not working properly.
6.11 Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust or scale from workpiece.
6.12 Performs maintenance such as oiling machines, dies and workpieces.
6.13 Completes machine set up, stacks, marks, packs, and transports finished workpieces.
6.14 Maintains clean and organized work station environment.
6.15 Utilizes motorized and manual lifts to move raw materials and finished product throughout work environment.
6.16 Performs any reasonable duties as assigned by senior management.


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