- Determine best machining strategy to complete workpiece including setups, tooling and downstream department use.
- Performs job setup as per WI-CNC-01 (CNC Job Set-up) and WI-CNC-05 (Verifying Thickness & Parallelism of Blocks) work instructions.
- Programs machine using Power Mill software for required operations including roughing, semi-finishing, finishing and manual machining.
- Selects and mounts proper cutting tools in the machine spindle.
- Sends program to CNC machine.
- Operates CNC Machining Center using controls to adjust feeds and speeds in order to achieve maximum operating efficiencies and quality of workmanship.
- Plans order of operations of machining to maximize spindle uptime including running through breaks and lunch periods. The operator is to complete the operator-dependent operations on the day shift and leave longer running operations for the afternoon shift where possible.
- Checks and verifies machining operation at each step of the process using various measuring instruments such as scales, micrometers, telescoping gauges, calipers, fixed gauges, and dial indicators.
- Performs regular inspection of the assigned machine and completes inspection sheets provided for such.
- Reports ineffective/broken tooling, tooling required to order, and machine problems to immediate supervisor.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
- Minimum education level preferred is Grade 12 or equivalent. The successful completion of a Machining or Mould Making course through a recognized College or another learning institute, coupled with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in programming, setting up, and operating of CNC Machining Centers is preferable.
- Must have strong mathematical skills; ability to read and interpret blueprints and CAD data; good attendance record: good analytical skills; physical ability to handle all tools and equipment as necessary; familiarity with Fanuc, Heidenhain, Selca and Allen Bradley controls; be able to work overtime as required; and be able to operate overhead crane & hoist systems safely.
- Should have a thorough understanding of “G” and “M” codes which allow the machine to operate.