General Position Summary:
Under general direction of the Manufacturing Group Manager, the Swiss CNC Leadsman will guide, train and oversee the machinists on a daily basis. Highly skilled in programming, setting up, editing, and operating Swiss CNC machines; maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.
· Studies blueprints, sketches, drawing manuals, specifications or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerance of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements.
· Works with Research & Development on special projects.
· Effectively and efficiently program, set-up, and operate Automatic or CNC Swiss/Citizen Machinery producing components that meet requested tight tolerances.
· Programs mills and lathes by using CAM software(Esprit, Mastercam), 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.
· Sets-up Mori Seiki multi axis turning centers with dual spindle and live tooling, Citizen Swiss turning centers with dual spindle and live tooling, vertical machining center with fanuc control by installing and adjusting live tooling, chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
· Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining. Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
· Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments accessories, and materials on machines such as mill lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers.
· Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth or angle of cut, and other factors which affect the machining process.
· Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out of tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media is required.
· Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and threading operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
· Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
· Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
· Maintains continuity by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs. Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
· Assigns tasks as frequently as needed to reach quality and production goals.
· Trains, mentors, and develops lower level machinists as assigned. Identifies training and development needs, and develops strategies to accomplish these goals.
· Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
· Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
· Adheres to all Company policies and procedures.
· Keeps work area clean and uncluttered. Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations, notifying safety representative or supervision of unsafe conditions.
· Is knowledgeable of and follows Lockout/Tag out safety procedures, as well as all OSHA rules and regulations relating to the machine shop.
· May perform other duties as assigned.
Specific Job Skills:
· Advanced troubleshooting skills and techniques on multiple types of machines
· Full command of various machining processes including milling and turning
· In depth knowledge of materials and programing using G&M Code on CNC Machinery
· Ability to perform complex setup with no supervision
· Able to apply advanced mathematical concepts in reading and using the measurement gauges and blueprints to inspect for part conformity
· Able to interpret GDT, excellent print reading and prototyping skills
· Knowledge of CAD and CAM software and applying it to CNC lathes and mills with up to 11 axis’s
· Able to perform tasks with a high level of accuracy
· Able to machine small parts to tight tolerances.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Highly capable trainer and mentor
· High level of organizational skills and ability to multi-task
Requires a two year Associate’s degree in manufacturing or machine technology or successful completion of a related apprentice program. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
10 years similar experience with 5 years at lead or journeyman level - includes CNC machining, assembly of electronic-mechanical products, tooling, production processes, and quality control experience.