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Sets up and operates manual and N/C machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, to machine plastic or metal work pieces. Will be able to work to exacting tolerances, determine speeds and feeds, and sharpen own tools.  Must be able to visualize finished product, recognize and report corrections in blueprint errors.  May also function as final inspector for finished manufactured products.  This list is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class, perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.


Responsibilities and Skills:

·       Participate in all plant safety initiatives and abide by corporate and local policies.

·       Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

·       Actively engage in lean manufacturing principles and techniques.  This includes, but is not limited to, actively participating in kaizen events when requested, continuously seeking improvement in their work area, and cooperating to ensure Cook Compression remains competitive.

·       Housekeeping and general organization of work area.

Applies feedback and provides peer-to-peer feedback to improve performance
Properly report direct and indirect labor in Shop Trak.
Works from drawings, sketches and specifications in completing various machining operations.
Performs machine set ups to obtain close tolerances, fitting and alignment of machined parts.
Obtains required inspections on first pieces of a run according to prescribed procedure and performs inspections on work-in-progress using a wide variety of measuring devices.
Ability to generate CNC programs to manufacture parts per blueprints/drawings
Completes and maintains all necessary records of time, part counts, first piece inspections, and requisition forms, etc. for each job.
Makes jigs, fixtures or other specialized non-production devices as qualified and assigned.
Acquires raw material, supplies, tools, etc. when necessary.
Assists in the training as requested.
Performs routine preventative maintenance of machines according to PM schedule.
Troubleshoots drawings, machining, tooling, programming, material, etc. and making competent decisions pertaining to job at hand.
Utilizes Geometric Dimension & Tolerance as called out on print.
Gives feedback on trends, and recommending process improvements.
Maintains and monitors machine shop equipment. Safeguards against improper use and incorrect set ups to prevent extensive damage to machine or specific sections.
Ensures proper machine set up and accurate interpretation of prints and specifications to prevent damage to material. Detects errors with frequent tolerance/quality checks.
Responsible for own level of production.
·       May perform Production Support, Machine Operator, Shipping/Receiving and Laborer duties.

·       May be assigned to any operation within the plant.

·       Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

·       Listens and gets clarification.

·       Able to read and interpret written information.

·       Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

·       Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

·       Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

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

·       Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

·       Other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Education and Experience:

·       High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum of 5 years of trade school apprenticeship or equivalent shop experience.
Technical training in shop math and blueprint reading is necessary to perform the job.








*Note: This Job Description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by the Supervisor. All requirements are subject to change and updates.

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