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Machinist, Level III (Supervisor for 2nd Shift)

Traverse City, MI


Posted on January 14, 2019

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About Machinist, Level III (Supervisor for 2nd Shift)

This is a second shift position and includes a $2/hr shift perium on top of an already competitive base wage. 

Job Summary

Produces high quality machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating manual and computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.  The job also includes on occasion the assembly of Faraday Rotators through the use of various fixtures and machines.


Essential Functions

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T)
  • Programs machine tools by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock
  • Sets-up machine tools by installing and adjusting chucks, proper tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards
  • Programs vision/ probe measuring machine to measure and check parts
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Loads and programs feed mechanisms
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments


Other Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints to properly and safely assemble faraday isolators
  • Train and mentor interns and other machinists level I and II
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications
  • Other duties as assigned


Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Minimum 10 years operating CNC machines
  • Minimum 5 years CAD/CAM experience
  • Experience with CNC lathes and wire EDMs preferred
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including possible evenings and weekends


Job Competencies

  • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches and written specifications
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Knowledge of prototype work
  • Understands different metals and the different tools and methods used to work them
  • Ability to communicate well with all team members
  • Ability to instruct, train and mentor other team members


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