Mill Machinist Job Description

Mill Machinist Job Description

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Mill machinist provides direct support in performing machine shop operations such as sawing, turning, milling, grinding and heat treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials.

Mill Machinist Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Working knowledge of rotary tables/tilting rotary tables, cutter types, speeds and feeds
Maintain a Safe and organized work area at all time, monitor machines and equipment condition including lubrication system, report maintenance issues to supervision
Operate a manual milling machine
Bore and key drive sleeves, inserts and quadrants per machining work order and machinist standards
Machine DD’s and square bores per machining work order and machinist standards
Thread ACME drive sleeves per “Threading Capabilities” list, machining work order and machining standards
Drill and thread UNC mounting holes
Turn down 2” nuts
Quality control of machined parts
Machine jigs and fixtures as needed

Mill Machinist Qualifications

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

Education for Mill Machinist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Mill Machinist

Desired skills for mill machinist include:

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Cutting tool feeds
Tool life for aerospace hard turning
Basic machine operation “Button Pusher
Manufacturing processes related to aerospace industry
Cutter types

Desired experience for mill machinist includes:

Ability to perform basic math calculations, proportions, percentages, fractions, circumference in the course of assigned job scope
Must have basic understanding of machine function and G-Code language
Must be able to interpret B/P’s, Mfg
Must have strong mechanical aptitude/comprehension
Must be capable of in-process inspection
Aerospace hardware manufacturing experience is preferred

Mill Machinist Examples


Mill Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a mill 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 mill machinist
  • Run production in accordance with written work instructions
  • Instruct operators
  • Collect, measure and enter dimensional data using SPC
  • Identify non-conforming material and notify Supervision immediately
  • Document production output as directed by Supervision
  • Change offsets as required to maintain process capability
  • Produce first part and submit to inspection
  • Must demonstrate an advanced skill level (indicate part, turn OD's, and qualify ID and OD) on at least four machines
  • Use shop floor inspection equipment (mics, calipers, depth mics)
  • Understand and access simple command functions on control (cycle start, feed hold, coolant, rapid reduce
Qualifications for mill machinist
  • Haas Machining experience
  • Ability to read drawings and use measuring tools to verify results
  • 5+ years manual & CNC Mill experience
  • Hermle, Centroid, Matsuura and Haas experience preferred
  • Intermediate knowledge and application of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments
  • Intermediate knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts and other accessories used on various machines

Mill Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of mill machinist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for mill machinist
  • Overtime generally required
  • Ability to read and understand detailed blueprints
  • Comprehensive understanding of both the inch and metric measuring systems
  • Strong knowledge in machine tooling applications (eg
  • Must meet all requirements of Machinist Level I position as listed in the Job description
  • Perform complex functions related to machine tools
  • Candidate must be able to perform a variety of complex tasks and demonstrate a superior working knowledge related to machining
  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of M- codes & G-codes, and must have a full understanding of tool offsets and compensations
  • Must be able to drill, ream, tap, bore, back spot face, mill, and slot on complex hardware and sub-assemblies
  • Possess a working knowledge of trigonometry as applied to machined parts (lay-out centerlines, reference points)
Qualifications for mill machinist
  • Experience on a 3 axis CNC machining center
  • 5 axis CNC machining center experience is a plus
  • Must have the ability to read blueprints and produce precision parts within .001”
  • Complete work order documentation & 100% inspection
  • Prove out new programs/ Problem Solving
  • Must be able to handle multiple task and maintain priorities

Mill Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mill 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 mill machinist
  • Perform off-line and in-process machine setups
  • Proof out NC programs and first article work
  • Have proficient use of hand tools, precision measurement instruments to check work in progress and final product for dimensional conformance including surface finishes
  • Have basic NC programming skills with Fanuc controllers
  • Moderate physical exertion is required for this job
  • Able to follow work instructions, manage time efficiently, and work well with others
  • Operate CNC Mill/Turn machines to produce parts, all of which must meet the dimensional specifications of the mechanical engineered drawing
  • Perform CNC Mille operations or any other task assigned in a “Team” environment to produce a quality part that meets all print requirements
  • Work in a machine shop environment
  • Program and operate a CNC machine
Qualifications for mill machinist
  • Also known as a ticketed Journeyman Machinist
  • Candidate must be able to program, edit, set up, and run Mazak or similar machinery
  • Mazatrol programming
  • Fanuc control – must understand programing
  • Able to perform own setups
  • Journeyman machinist - Understanding of both manual and CNC machines

Mill Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a mill machinist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for mill machinist
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and should maintain these areas at the highest degree possible and report any maintenance issues
  • Operate a manual lathe
  • Frequent use of measuring tools to check tolerances
  • All that is included in level Machinist 2, plus the following
  • Must be able to complete complex set ups on various types CNC machines, highly efficient in CNC Swiss and milturn machines, having successfully cross trained on different types of CNC equipment
  • Must be capable of assisting the supervisor or lead person with day to day operation tasks from the department
  • Run multiple machines concurrently as needed
  • Become a certified operator, Inspect and accept parts
  • Must be able to assist in training others
  • Verify PO's are bought off & approved
Qualifications for mill machinist
  • Previous experience on a multi axis CNC lathe or mill would be beneficial
  • Seeking candidates with 3-5 years of experience and experience making larger parts
  • Candidates that will be successful will be those that can multitask and keep parts moving on both machine, know how to take advantage of down time with machines
  • 3+ years experience in Mill/Turn & Lathe machining
  • Ability to inspect parts and make machining adjustments as required to achieve production requirements
  • General knowledge and/or experience working with manual type machinery

Mill Machinist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a mill machinist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for mill machinist
  • Sets-up and operates CNC Mill for fabrication of metallic and Non-metallic parts that hold to the high quality machine standards required within the organization
  • Inspect parts to determine dimension and tolerances of finish work pieces
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance Machining, and adjusts machine controls as necessary
  • Must be able to select, align, and use cutting tools, attachments, fixtures and on machine
  • Set-up and machine weldments per print efficiently and accurately
  • Complete any necessary inspection worksheets
  • Maintain minimal (preferably none) re-work or scrap
  • Responsible for setting up and operating a CNC Router machine
  • Mazak 5 - Axis machine
  • Set up and prove out programs
Qualifications for mill machinist
  • Constantly operates machinery
  • Requires extensive experience in CNC mill programming, setup and operation, minimum of 7 years related experience
  • Work/Industry Experience 3+ years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Will be expected to run other lathes and to assist in other shop functions during “free time” caused by long machining cycles
  • Strong command of blueprint reading including an understanding of engineering drawings and specifications
  • Highly accurate with good organizational skills

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