General Machinist

Fullerton, California - Contract To Hire - Job ID #1475

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Position summary:
Requires preparation and set up of any machines such as Engine Lathes, Turret lathes, Chucker Lathes, N/C Lathes, Vertical Mills, Horizontal Mills, Profile Mills, and N/C Mills.

Essential Functions:

  • Sets up and operates conventional lathe, knee and column mill, drill press, surface grinder, and honing machines.
  • Sets up and operates CNC Vertical Mills (3, 4 and 5 axis) and CNC Lathes (4 axis with live tooling and sub-spindle).
  • Performs various operations in cutting and shaping metal to precise dimensions within the tolerance prescribed.
  • Selects the correct speed on any machine, feeds various materials according to operations designated on the route sheet to produce a high percentage of efficiency and quality workmanship.
  • Holds close tolerances with the standards of each operation outlined on the route sheet.
  • Performs first articles.
  • Inspects dimensions and surface finish of products.
  • Provides technical support to General Machinist B.
  • Performs daily PM (check fluid levels, lubricating levels) as assigned.
  • Exercises and maintains good housekeeping and safety principles in the completion of work assignments.
  • Must become familiar with Adams Rite Aerospace designs and manufacturing processes and standards.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Role Qualifications:
Skills, Abilities, and Other Requirements: Must be familiar with machining fundamentals, tool wear, cutting, and tool usage.  Knowledge of safety practice operations, characteristics of metal, thorough understanding of machine operations for use with ferrous, bar, and extrusion in various alloys.  Intermediate knowledge in the use of optical comparator, calipers, micrometers, sine bar, indicators (height gauge), or any measuring instrument required to check parts correctly. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions as well as interpret blueprints, sketches, and engineering data to plan and layout complete sequences of operations according to the route sheets provided.  Thorough understanding of tool machines, feed/speeds, and tool geometry.  Must be able to problem solve and debbur parts.  Certified Operator or ability to receive Certified Operator status upon filling position.
Education and Experience: Minimum of five years experience in the operation of all types of Lathes, Mills, Drill Presses and Numeric Controlled Machines.

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