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CNC Lathe Operator

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Posted: 04/26/2019 Employment Type: Contract to Direct Category: Machinists Job Number: 81418


To maintain and operate Multi Axis CNC LATHE Machines daily. Set up the CNC LATHE machines to run the different operations/jobs and ensure that a quality product is produced in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

  •   Read and interpret blueprints to comprehend work orders.
  •   Plan machining activities keeping in mind the work orders and engineering plans.
  •   Refer to specifications, orthographic drawings and reference planes to understand the project effectively.
  •   Work with geometric dimensions and tolerances to plan machining activities.
  •   Enter instructions and upload programs via Predator software. Set tooling/tail stocks/steady rest for CNC Lathes including indicating reference points and runout to ensure smooth running of the machined operation.
  •   Must be able to setup and operate machine from work instructions
  •   Safely load and unload castings and raw materials into the machinery. Using overhead cranes as required.
  •   Meet tolerance environments of the machine by setting gauges and measuring instruments appropriately
  •   Perform preventative and regular maintenance on machines, equipment and tools used in all processes.
  •   Follow the machining process from the very beginning to the end to ensure quality of parts.
  •   Isolate any piece that may not conform to the standards of the work order and report to Quality department for further evaluation.
  •   Troubleshoot machining problems during processes to ensure efficacy of procedure.
  •   Ensure Operator Preventative maintenance is performed prior to machine use daily. Way Lube, Hydraulic Fluid and Coolant as required.
  •   Create appropriate labor and time reports by following instructions provided by superiors.
  •   Provide tooling and fixturing improvement solutions as needed during each machining procedure.
  •   Complete all reports and other paperwork associated with machining projects in process. 1st Article/SPC/Work Order Buy off.

  •   Mechanically inclined
  •   Should have knowledge of support machines, inspection equipment and computer experience.
  •   Able to make good decisions and work independently when needed.

  •   High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  •   Experience with gages, mics and other measuring instruments.
  •   5+ year of manufacturing experience in aerospace or equivalent education and experience
  •   Able to read blueprints and follow verbal and written instructions.

  •   Machining certificate (preferred)
2n Shift (2:00 - 10:30) with regular OT, including weekends
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