CNC Lathe Machinist

| February 16, 2017


Sets up and operates one or more single or multiple spindle horizontal lathes to perform series of machining operations such as turning, boring, threading, and facing, on metal work-pieces such as castings, forgings and bar stock by performing the following duties.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Reads blueprint, job order, tooling instructions, or standard charts to determine product specifications, work holding arrangement, cutting speeds, feed rates, and cutting tools to be used.


Attaches specified chuck or chuck jaws to headstock.


Uses CNC machine control to set spindle speeds, feed rates and machine movements to produce parts per provided designed mold components for specified operations.


Lifts work-piece manually or using hoist, and positions and secures it in chuck.


Turns handwheels to position tools in relation to work-piece.


Turns valve handle and directs flow of coolant against tools and work-piece.


Starts machine, and moves controls to adjust positions and movements of tools during machine operation.


Verifies conformance of turned work-pieces to specifications.


Decides on station and timing of each operation to assure efficient use of tools and time.


Sets up automatic device to feed work-pieces to machine.


Computes such data as dimensions, rotation speeds, and feed rates.


Performs required data collection and record maintenance.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Tight tolerance work, +/- 0.0002”



Requires machine shop training in mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties and layout and machining procedures. CAD and CAM experience is a plus.  Mold building experience is a plus.