A CNC Lathe Operator sets up and operates numerically controlled machines to perform operations such as turning, boring, facing, and threading parts such as dies, housings, backers, press tooling, and other applicable products.
- Receives incoming print and does jobs in order based upon delivery dates, rush priority, or at leader's or supervisor's request.
- Selects steel of adequate size and checks all measurements to see that steel will conform to print specs.
- Inspects standard setup of machine to see that it is adequate to run part. Makes necessary changes regarding setup.
- Loads steel into machine and tightens into jaws.
- Depending on the type of steel to be turned, the program is either brought up from memory, transferred from the office, or entered in according to the book located at the lathe.
- Dry runs program and checks that all appropriate dimensions will be met when turning is completed.
- Program is run and job is turned. When finished, job dimensions are checked against print requirements. (Various amounts of stock are left on, depending upon tool).
- The job is stamped with company name and number, TTE number, and shipping date. Job is then moved to the next station in work process.
- Documents the time spent (scans time) for each order on a daily time ticket for tracking and cost analysis.
- Other duties include housekeeping to ensure a safe and productive working atmosphere and others specified by supervision.
Status: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt (40 Hrs./week; additional hours as needed to support organization and individual goals).
Evaluation Period: 90 Days, During Progression.
Location: Thumb Tool & Engineering.
Reports To: Lathe Department Supervisor.