CNC Machinist I - 2nd Shift in Coxsackie, NY at Ducommun

Date Posted: 3/23/2020

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CNC Machinist I - 2nd Shift

Job Description

Job Summary & Essential Functions:  The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position.

Sets up and operates conventional, special purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts. 

•       Studies and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

•       Demonstrates ability to find detail part on the engineering drawing.

•       Determines correct blank size from the engineering drawing.

•       Measures mylars accurately to determine dimensions for machining steps.

•       Interprets all part characteristics from the drawing and determine fabrication steps.

•       Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and references points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.

•       Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes.

•       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.

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

•       Demonstrates basic surface grinding skills.

•       Demonstrates intermediate turning skills.

•     Demonstrates intermediate vertical milling operations (Bridgeport).

•       Sets up and runs all jobs that come through the cell without supervision.

•       Determines when a cutting tool needs replacement or sharpening.

•       Is familiar with cutting speeds for different materials.

•       Operates drill press proficiently.

•       Operates HAAS CNC VMC without supervision.

•       Determines correct cutting fluids for different materials.

•       Determines correct SFPM for band sawing speeds.

•       Is able to review job and to determine machining sequence and cutting tools.

•       Determines correct speeds and feeds for the material being machined.

•       Performs end mill and drill sharpening.

•       Operates horizontal band saw.

•       Demonstrates intermediate turning, drilling, reaming, and tapping skills.

•       Performs hand trimming operations as required.

•       Is able to layout hand trimming operations as required.

•       Is able to setup jobs and proof setup for another operator.

•       Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

•       Proficient in the use of precision measuring tools including but not limited to the following: 6" scale, vernier, outside micrometer, height gage, pin gage, telescope gages, dial test indicator, inside micrometers, surface finish comparator, protractor, and Pi tape.

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

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

•       Is able to read and edit NC code to address programming issues.

•       Understand Principles of Lean Manufacturing.

•       Understands, practices and advocates the 6S workplace culture and initiatives.

•       Able to initiate a Continuous Improvement To Do List idea.

•       Actively and effectively writes Standard Operations Instructions.

•       Is able to open CATIA models and interrogate for dimensions.

•       Is able to open, navigate, read, create and edit Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word files.

•       Uses BAAN wedge barcode to scan jobs in and out of setup and run.

•       Reviews complete parts status in BAAN.

•       Opens, reviews and understand BAAN dispatch list.

•       Makes any adjustments necessary to maintain quality parts within control limits for SPC.

•       Reads and understands internal procedures and policies.

•       Understands and follows through on both verbal and written instructions.

•       Team oriented with a continuous improvement and quality outlook.

•       Understands basic machine tool / shop safety.

•       Uses forklift to safely move pallets and tooling.

•       Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

•       Must be willing and able to work overtime as necessary.

•       Acceptable attendance is an essential function of the position.

•       Performs other duties as assigned or required by the position.

Skills & Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Technical / trade school strongly preferred; or a minimum of 3-5 years related experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude required.
  • Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, proportions; knowledge of basic algebra.  Knowledge of geometry and trigonometry is a plus.
  • Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions, software programs and basic familiarity with BAAN.

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


171 Stacey Road
Coxsackie, New York, 12051
United States

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