Set up, adjust and operate a variety of manual and N/C machine tools to perform progressive machining operations on a diversified line of close tolerance work requiring a high degree of skill and technique.
Usually large and expensive work or smaller work of complicated nature having critical and exacting requirements as to tolerance and finish.
Lay out and check work.
Select speeds and feeds
Determine operational sequences and tooling arrangements.
Grind and adapt tooling and machine attachments for special work requirements.
Diagnose and rectify tooling problems and machine malfunctions.
May set up machines for operation by others.
Use a wide variety of precision measuring instruments.
Requires a journeyman apprenticeship or equivalent training plus considerable experience to perform work.
Ability to operate all machines in Machine Shop, on any shift, on a fill-in basis.
Considered a thought leader on a subject
Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Inspired to perform well by the knowledge that your job is safe
Requires the use of considerable judgment to plan and perform unusual and difficult work where only general methods are available, and the making of broad decisions involving considerable initiative and ingenuity.
Requires the use of advanced shop mathematics together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas, all varieties of precision measuring instruments, and/or the use of broad training in a recognized trade or craft equivalent to a complete apprenticeship.