Machinist Job Description

Machinist Job Description

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Machinist provides technical/shop support and assistance to Machine Shop staff in the field of machine maintenance.

Machinist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective machinist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included machinist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Examines form and texture of parts to changes in the dimensional requirements of parts, inspecting and using measurement devices such as rulers, calipers, micrometers, and others
Will work on either Milling machine or Lathe as needed
Operate tool room equipment to machine prototype castings and components
Program 3 & 4 axes machines using conversational controllers and G/M codes
Fabricate prototype components and fixtures from prints, sketches or verbal instructions
Check geometric dimensions of machined features using gages and precision instruments
Review Quality data as it relates to your daily work
Analyze inspection data to take corrective actions
Maintain flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments
Track multiple details through all operations including outside services

Machinist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Machinist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NCCER, CNC, GIBBS, NSTM, CAM, CAD, GED

Education for Machinist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the machinist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Associates, Education, General Education, Machine Tool Technology, Technology, Manufacturing, Science, Computer, Machine Tool

Skills for Machinist

Desired skills for machinist include:

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Shop math
Shop mathematics

Desired experience for machinist includes:

Keep track of work requests status in computer system
Measuring tools
Flexible to work other shifts if required
Journeyman Toolmaker Certification
Experience with CAD systems used to generate tool paths
Perform required product quality inspections

Machinist Examples


Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a machinist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for machinist
  • Follow Company Office Rules, policies, safe work practices and procedures that insure compliance with local, state, and federal laws
  • Take personal ownership to work safely in every aspect, following both established and “common sense” safety rules
  • Programming 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis vertical and boring mills
  • Direct and assist setup/operator personnel with CNC machining, generate set up sheets
  • Perform miscellaneous operations involving broach machine shop experience
  • Operate different types of machine tools involving close tolerance work and intricate setups
  • Development, dismantle, assemble, diagnose and correct mechanical problems on electrical and mechanical equipment such as turbines, motors, boiler feed pumps and gearboxes
  • Build parts from samples or drawings
  • Perform balance of rotating equipment in hard bearing balance machines field balancing
  • Direct others as needed
Qualifications for machinist
  • Good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity
  • Skills including welding, brazing, oxy-acetylene cutting, operating lathes, mills and other hand/power tools, using precise measuring tools, reading blueprints and operating lift trucks
  • Working knowledge of PLC logic and other electronic controls is helpful
  • The ability to diagnose problems quickly and implement remedies that keep production operations functioning to avoid or minimize equipment downtime
  • Demonstrate initiative and decision-making acumen
  • Cooperate with coworkers and utilize teamwork as needed to meet business objectives

Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of machinist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for machinist
  • Performs in-process inspection and clerical functions
  • Complete a site Safety Orientation, and follow all applicable safety and environmental policies including lock-out tag-out of equipment and work areas for maintenance work
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices using maintenance tools hoists, cranes, hand and power tools, ladders, lifts
  • Replaces parts or rebuilds systems as necessary to maintain cost effectiveness of equipment and prevent mechanical failure
  • Maintains mechanical knowledge by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory levels, and anticipating parts and equipment needs and communicating these needs
  • Team to identify process problem areas and learning how to communicate them up and through the organization using appropriate means of communication
  • Participate in job hand-offs to fellow associates and conduct key operator communications to help properly diagnose malfunctions and to communicate progress of repairs
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, and completed all site required computer based training
  • Participates in audits, investigations, HAZOPs, PHA's and quality efforts in the areas as needed
Qualifications for machinist
  • Gear Hobbing, Shaping, Grinding, Shaving, Honing, CNC Mills, CNC Lathe
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team to complete assignments and special projects
  • Familiarity with computer software including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Position requires standing, lifting, bending and physical exertion throughout shift
  • Have a can do attitude, and the desire to learn new things
  • Good hydraulic systems understanding and troubleshooting

Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a machinist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for machinist
  • Controls downtime by alerting production employees of routine preventive maintenance techniques, how to avoid equipment stresses via operational adjustments
  • Reads blueprints and visualizes machining to be done, dimensions of parts and permissible tolerances
  • Visualizes movements of machine parts and work pieces in each operation in relation to the others
  • Installs collets, vises, fixtures, etc using appropriate tooling
  • Installs and adjusts tools and offsets to control part dimensions
  • Conducts in process dimensional checks as required by appropriate AQL level
  • Conducts first article inspections
  • Assists with de-burring, drilling, and tapping of components
  • Cleans equipment and shop floor on scheduled routine basis
  • Provide operational technical leadership for all machining operations, using drawings, machining instructions, and quality instructions
Qualifications for machinist
  • 5+ years of knowledge of CNC machining smaller die components
  • Create N/C programs for the shop floor using WORK-NC software
  • Licensed Journeyman-level Millwright / Machinist or successful completion of state certified apprenticeship program or equivalent relative craft
  • 5+ years experience in industrial machine Maintenance and repairs
  • Produce Parts from Engineering Drawings or Prints
  • ESPRIT CAD/CAM experience a plus

Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a machinist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for machinist
  • Assemble close tolerance, high-speed, automation equipment
  • Use of basic mechanical hand tools including impact wrench, magnetic drill, high torque wrench
  • Coordinate with management and engineers to ensure projects are built on time and according to design specifications
  • Proactively identify problematic manufacturing issues such as equipment concerns, processes inefficiencies, and part quality changes
  • Ensure that all operations are compliant with appropriate quality assurance
  • Provide quality control component inspections when necessary
  • Maintain safe clean work areas and comply with all safety requirements
  • Support Installation, Line Commission, and Operational Qualification of new equipment at external facilities when necessary
  • Support machine retrofits and tooling upgrades
  • Perform machine operations (including reworking parts) such as cutting, shaping, deburring, forming, drilling, and reaming parts
Qualifications for machinist
  • Must communicate clearly, understand instructions, and read instructions in English
  • Standing for long times required, repetitive arm motions, frequent lifting with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work overtime and weekends as required on short notice
  • Experience working with impellers and other pump parts is a plus
  • Experience with basic rigging is a plus
  • Support on call program

Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a machinist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for machinist
  • Follows established manufacturing methods using standard machines tools, materials, and tooling
  • Adjusts feeds, speeds, and depth of cut to machine quality parts
  • Operates hand and power tools to deburr precision and complex machine parts in accordance with semi-complicated engineering blueprints
  • Routinely maintains equipment to ensure cleanliness, accuracy, and reliability
  • Actively implements lean initiatives by identifying and providing suggestions on areas for improvement
  • Operate Manuel Lathe Machine
  • Perform first piece inspections
  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals and specifications
  • Sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece
  • Sequence of operations and setup requirements
Qualifications for machinist
  • Strong machining background with journeyman toolmaker experience
  • Basic cutting tool knowledge (knowing when to change drills, reamers, inserts)
  • Must be willing to travel and work extended hours
  • FAA Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program – This position is covered under the PWES FAA Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program
  • Hearing Conservation – This position is covered under the PWES Hearing Conservation program and the selected candidate will be a participant in this program
  • Ability to work with engineer designed reviews

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