SES - Science & Engineering Services •
Review drawings or instructions to understand requirements to set up and operate equipment, such as Mills and Lathes to machine parts monitoring output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects. Monitor machine while working to adjust the speeds and feeds, and identify issues. Perform routine machine maintenance. Maintain a clean and organized workspace along with physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items. Ability to use precision tools (e.g. calipers, Micrometers, Drop Gages and Gage blocks) to take accurate measurements. Assists in other work areas to perform fabrications such as deburr, assembly, clean or mask parts for finishing. Produces replacement parts and new parts in making repairs of metal parts of mechanical equipment. Work involves most of the following: interpreting written instructions and specifications, planning and laying out of work, using a variety of machinist's hand tools and precision measuring instruments, setting up and operating standard machine tools. This incumbent is responsible for the shaping of metal parts to close tolerances, making standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, tooling, feeds, and speeds of machining; knowledge of the working properties of the common metals, selecting standard materials, parts, and equipment required for this work; and fitting and assembling parts into mechanical equipment. In general, the machinist's work normally requires a rounded training in machine-shop practice, usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
HS - Required
Desired: Technical or Military School Training
2 Years related experience
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