Machinist in Saint Croix Falls, WI at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/12/2020

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Machinist

Job Description

Nobles is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our growing team as a machinist. During the course of this position you will set up and operate conventional, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawing, manuals, specification, or sample part to measure dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, follows instructions of setup sheet, and sets machine to the requirements.

  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mill, lathe, grinders, and shapers in accordance with setup requirements.

  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

  • Records quality data on process output and controls process to maintain process control within requirements.

  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

  • Runs more than one machine when possible.

  • Disposes of chips and maintains coolant cleanliness for longer coolant life.

  • Performs regular maintenance and cleaning of machines and work areas as detailed on area 5S worksheet and records completion of tasks as appropriate.

  • Offers feedback and suggestions for process improvements to engineers and programmers.

  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

    Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views.

  • Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations.

  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Supports organization’s goals and values.

  • Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.

  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

    Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently requited to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to humid conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Use of measurement devices

    Read and understand blueprints

Skills & Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 3 - 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of using CAD software to design and program Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines to machine metallic and nonmetallic parts.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


1105 E Pine St
St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, 55024
United States

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