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Pilot Production Machinist

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $56,000.00 - $72,000.00
Hourly: $28.00 - $36.00
Date: 1/23/2018
Job ID: 02562183
Job Description

This is a first-shift position (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.) for the Pilot Production Department.  It is for a veteran CNC Swiss Machinists with 10+ years of CNC experience and advanced setup, programming and operation skills.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the CNC process, determine machine and tool selections, may be required to setup the required machine and may operate the equipment to produce the required number of parts.
  • Writes CNC programs to operate computer controlled equipment.
  • Coordinate between functional depts. and communicate both verbally and via email to Sr. Manufacturing Engineers, Associate Mfg. Engineers, Design Engineers, Production, Planning, Quality / Inspection, Prototype, and management / supervision the status, resources required, and delivery dates.
  • Ensure that components move through all the processes required to complete the project.
  • Provide the necessary documentation, Tooling Data Sheets, CNC Programs, part processing info necessary to hand the item off to production.
  • Work on continuous improvement projects to optimize, troubleshoot, or develop new processes.
  • Provide coverage for production if needed (Setup and / or operate normal production).
  • Works from technical drawings, engineering sketches, and other related documentation to produce a variety of prototype parts, production tooling, assemblies and products.
  • Prepares all documentation required for Master Prototype file. Accurately maintains all records, logs, files, and software history.
  • Uses and troubleshoots CNC code software packages to produce and manipulate necessary data. Uses CAD/CAM software as needed to create CNC programs from engineering files.
  • Communicates with, and acts as a liaison between the prototype dept., engineering and others in processing changes to documents or parts.
  • Gives informal demonstrations to personnel regarding software, tooling, assemblies, parts, processes and equipment.
  • Trains others in the operation of equipment, use of software and department operating procedures as necessary.
  • Performs machine cleaning regularly.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences.
  • Selects and installs cutting tools in machine spindle.
  • Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors, such as cutting depth, speed, feed, and coolant flow.
  • Starts machine and monitors displays and machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Operates machine manually to perform non-automated functions and when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions.
  • Inspects finished work piece to specification, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to solve machining or assembly problems.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ten years of experience setting up, operating and programming CNC machines required.
  • Experience with PartMaker, Esprit and Siemens NX CNC programming software preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Full working knowledge of machining properties of medical device materials including stainless steel, titanium, cobalt chrome and PEEK. Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Full working knowledge of advanced CAD CAM programming skills.
  • Proficient with QAD Job tracking systems.
  • Advanced blueprint reading skills.
  • Proficient with measuring equipment and instruments.
  • General knowledge of tool life. Ability to streamline machining process.




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