CNC Machinist Sr.

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Title: CNC Machinist Sr.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.: Machine Shop
Reports to: Production Manager
Hours: Full Time M/F

Summary:

Sets up, and operates computer numerical control (CNC) three axes vertical and four axis horizontal mills with FMS to fabricate complex metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently analyzes blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, programs, work orders and/or templates to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
  • Independently selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines primarily on the Okuma horizontal mill.
  • Edits computerized machine programs to improve production and accessibility.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or computer programs as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or part program.
  • Monitors machines and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance of programming and tooling for new parts.
  • Confers with supervisors/leads, engineers, inspectors, programmers or others to resolve machining or production problems.
  • Ensures the adherence to production safety and health standards, policies and procedures by monitoring personnel, machinery and work environment.  Immediately notifies supervisor and/or Human Resources Director of any safety and health concerns and problems.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • At least 5 years of CNC machinist experience
  • Experience with Okuma mill preferred
  • Strong ability to understand complex instructions, procedures and policies and give clear technical assistance and feedback to co-workers.
  • Thorough knowledge of machine shop geometry and trigonometry.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to monitor, analyze and edit CNC programming.
  • Advanced ability to use precision measuring tools.
  • Advanced ability to evaluate the condition of all standard and special cutters, materials and tools.
  • Thorough familiarity with CNC machinery and their individual parts.
  • Independent understanding of work-orders, blueprints, tooling and department workflow.
  • Strong knowledge of quality system concepts and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of American Sign Language preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send application to jobs@seattlelh.org or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Don Helsel
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY: (206) 324-1388

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