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Lathe Operator

Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Posted: 07/10/2024 Job Number: 191 Pay Rate: $14.00/hour

Job Description


Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing turning, drilling, tapping, reaming, boring, facing, and similar machining operations on CNC controlled machines to produce a variety of parts composed of materials such as: steel, brass, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, etc.
  • Assisting with changings of feeders, pads, guide bushing to accommodate the various sizes of stock.
  • Downloading programs to the machines. Sequence of operations, cams and tooling are generally prescribed. 
  • Mounting and clamping tools in the machine.
  • Positioning cams in the machine and adjust for proper timing of operations.
  • Adapting standard cams and tools to special and short run jobs.
  • Following instructions on the cover sheet as to tool grinding requirements and turret location.
  • Detecting faulty operation or defective material and reporting these and/or any unusual conditions to foreman.
  • Inspecting the parts at frequent intervals to assure that the print specifications are being maintained.
  • Replacing or sharpening worn out tools, as necessary.
  • Removing chips from the machine and dispose in proper location. Maintain the machines as required by cleaning, oiling and greasing, etc.
  • Performing all duties in compliance with all safety and health regulations.
  • Keeping the work area clean, orderly, and safe.

Qualifications:
  • Technical diploma and/or one to two years related experience or equivalent with CNC machinery.  
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working at a CNC operator.
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