Manual Machinist Job Description

Manual Machinist Job Description

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Manual machinist provides personal tooling and measuring instruments required for general machine shop use.

Manual Machinist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitor the quality of components using a wide range of equipment including CMM inspection and departmental quality documentation
Fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments
Process is easily repeatable, requiring a low amount of troubleshooting and adjustment to yield a quality product
Must understand materials, cutting tools, speeds and feeds, coolant requirements and machining techniques
Perform part set ups with the assist of air hand wrenches, operate machine independently with minimal supervision
Works from blueprints, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks
May communicate with engineers to better understand the purpose of a part assembly
Checks and inspects machining operations against specified tolerances
Setting & operating Studer cylindrical grinders and Jones & Shipman surface grinder
Interpret drawings and use initiative in manufacturing grinding fixtures

Manual Machinist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Manual Machinist

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Education for Manual Machinist

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

Skills for Manual Machinist

Desired skills for manual machinist include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Shop mathematics and formulas
Components
Shop mathematics
Machine tooling
Machining reciprocating Compression Manufacturing parts
Math
Methods and set-ups
Proper use of measuring tools/gauges and cutting tools
Turning procedures

Desired experience for manual machinist includes:

Ability to troubleshoot on manual grinders
5 – 7 years manual grinding experience preferred
Trade school certificate preferred
Own tools strongly preferred
6 months – 2 years machinist experience OR machinist certificate preferred
Requires standing 90% of shift

Manual Machinist Examples

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Manual Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of manual 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 manual machinist
  • Provide technical assistance for common equipment issues
  • Capable of training other machinists and correcting data entry errors
  • CNC - Solid understanding of multiple machine control interfaces within the local plant environment
  • Familiar with programming, editing and offset
  • Supports the QRC’s efforts at maintaining performance standards in the areas of safety, cost of scrap/rework and on time performance
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of processes necessary to complete all assigned task within the production schedule
  • Ability to communicate all manufacturing processes to peers and supervisors
  • Capable of communicating suspected equipment or tool failure in a timely manner
  • Familiar with inspection equipment, their functions and uses in order to ensure that all manufactured parts are machined within tolerance limitations
  • Maintains minimal scrap and rework on all manufactured parts
Qualifications for manual machinist
  • Requires good manual dexterity
  • Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses)
  • Must be able to set-up and operate at least two of the fabrication processes (Radial Drill, Saws and Single Spindle Drills) while achieving and maintaining established quality and efficiency standards
  • Make parts to meet the requirements of Design and Manufacturing Engineering using proper tooling, inspection equipment and through proper set-up and operation of equipment
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments
  • Applies basic skills.Performs simple fabrication processes
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Manual Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a manual machinist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for manual machinist
  • Work in an environment where teamwork is important
  • Programs CNC machines to produce machined parts that meet requirements
  • Reads and edits programs for CNC machines
  • Reads and interprets drawings, sketches, and documentation related to parts
  • Takes verbal concepts/inputs to produce parts
  • Produces tight tolerance parts in accordance with drawings, sketches, and documentation using a variety of materials (including titanium, stainless steel, bronze, and plastics)
  • Closely monitors parts produced to ensure conformance with requirements
  • Ensures compliance with Company safety and environmental requirements
  • Inspects machines and equipment in the department to ensure adequate operational performance and optimum utilization
  • May assist in seeking opportunities for reducing costs, reducing scrap and rework, and minimizing waste within the department
Qualifications for manual machinist
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows and SAP
  • Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders )
  • Two (2) years of manual machining experience and/or an Associate's Degree in Machine Technology or related field
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment as a team player
  • Support manufacturing through floor work, team work including machine
  • Operation, fitting installation and machine repair
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Manual Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a manual 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 manual machinist
  • Carry out dimensional and visual checks using appropriate measuring equipment and gauges, to ensure components meet inspection standards
  • May assist in the development and documentation of standard operating procedures and work practices for the department
  • May assist in troubleshooting and repairing department equipment and systems
  • Set up and operate engine lathes, vertical turret latches, mills, radial drill presses and related special purpose machine tools, with or without the aid of a D.R.O
  • Plan work and operation sequences that include progressive machining operations for the construction, alteration, and repair of products, jigs, fixtures, and equipment
  • Provide machining support on jig and fixture projects and development of prototypes
  • Perform development and experimental work, as assigned, and proceed from own conceptions according to design and specifications
  • Detect and report faulty operation, defective material and equipment, and other unusual conditions to proper Supervisor or Leadman
  • Proficient in the set up and running of pieces of manual equipment
  • Maintain workplace in a neat and orderly condition
Qualifications for manual machinist
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Manual Machinist in machine shop & job shop work environment—(CNC experience is not applicable)
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings and to determine and develop the work scope required in order to meet the technical specification
  • Use of the following equipment
  • Certification and training from two year machining program required
  • 2 years minimum experience as a prototype machinist
  • 2 years minimum experience as a manual machinist
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Manual Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of manual 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 manual machinist
  • Work with management and peers to support a team environment
  • Must follow all safety rules, environmental regulating procedures and utilize required safety equipment when appropriate
  • Produce precision parts to company specifications consistent with productivity standards
  • Determine tasks needed to complete machined products
  • Follows all routers and machining procedures
  • Machine parts using manual horizontal boring mills, vertical lathes, engine lathes, mills, grinders, and drill presses
  • Ability to work efficiently within fixed time windows for each machining process
  • Ability to hold tolerances within .0005"
  • Inspect parts using micrometers, gages
  • Fabricate tooling and hardware as a part of continuous improvement of the facility
Qualifications for manual machinist
  • Must be able to work overtime or weekend work to meet production and customer related goals
  • 2 years minimum experience mills and lathes
  • Experience in a wide range of materials from hardened tool steels to plastics
  • Works with minimal supervision and detailed drawings - must be able to interpret verbal or written instructions
  • Experience in Tool and Die, Jig and Fixture Design and Build , Welding and Fabrication, Sheet Metal, and the capabilities to use Drafting Software is a real plus
  • Must have at least one year of manual machinist experience
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Manual Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a manual 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 manual machinist
  • Ability to machine a variety of metals such as 300 and 400 series stainless steels, Inconel 625 and 718, carbon steel
  • 3+ years prior machining experience
  • 3+ years experience with set up and operation of manually controlled machines
  • 2+ years reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Experience using precision tools, machinery and equipment such as lathe, vertical milling machine, drill press, hydraulic press, chop saw, band saw, push and pull broaches and a variety of cutting tools and equipment
  • Technical School and/or completion of an apprenticeship program
  • Ability to lead teams and have a strong safety awareness
  • Collaborate with the manufacturing manager and other leaders of the organization
  • Ability to hold tolerances within .0005"Inspect parts using micrometers, gages
  • On a rotation basis, will be required to be on call when scheduled
Qualifications for manual machinist
  • Have Driver's License
  • Have Hand Tools
  • General Shop Environment
  • Knowledge of setting up and operating manual lathes and mills
  • Track record of being able to provide high quality work in a fast paced environment
  • Plan, layout, set-up, operate and make tool adjustments to cut and shape all types of metals and synthetics using manual (e.g., lathes, millers and grinders) numerically controlled and computerized machine shop equipment

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