-Determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to specifications, and mount them to machine prior to beginning cutting.
-Discuss project specifications with engineers and supervisors to guarantee consistency between plans and products, and collaborate to modify designs when existing ones are not feasible.
-Modify machine speed, tooling and cutting style to ensure precision and accuracy of manufactured parts.
-Oversee cutting process, make adjustments throughout each job, catch mistakes as they happen and take necessary measures to eliminate errors.
-Supervise machine temperatures, ensure that machine has adequate warm-up and cool-down time between jobs and replace coolant periodically.
-Review and interpret cutting plans, enter them into control outlets before jobs and alter them to correct mistakes when necessary.
-Inspect all finished products for accuracy and uniformity to ensure product quality and uphold company reputation.
-Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement.
Job Skills & Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
At least one year of experience operating CNC machines
Comfortable using tools and maintaining machinery
Familiarity with programming and interpreting CNC software
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
Values precision and enforces quality standards
Ability to understand G-code