Openings >> Machinist
Location:Watkinsville, Ga.
This position will be for the Watkinsville area. 
  • 7-10 year minimum experience
  • Fast paced environment with need to reach deadlines
  • 24-7 emergency machine shop, so the hours must be flexible
Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment.   They may transfer from one task to another as directed.   Generally these employees may specialize in certain or a few different machining techniques and have a narrower base of knowledge.   They are required to assist with maintaining tools and equipment and will perform various cleanup and housekeeping activities.   They are to observe and follow all safety rules and procedures set forth by Industrial Mechanical, Inc. and OSHA.  

Tasks that Machinists are required to perform included, but are not limited to:
  • Able to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.
  • Able to fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments or machine tools.
  • Set up and operate machine tools as follows:
    • Drilling Machines: bench, floor, radial, and horizontal
    • Milling Machines: horizontal, vertical, and boring mills
    • Turning Machines: engine lathe, turret lathe, vertical turret lathe, vertical boring mill
    • Grinding Machines: surface, cylindrical, center-less, universal
  • Operate measuring tools as follows:
    • Comparison tools, such as adjustable parallels and plain calipers
    • Direct reading tools, such as rules, scales, and Vernier calipers
    • Micrometer tolls based on screw threads
    • Indicator tolls based on clockwork gear movements
    • Electronic measuring tools based on transducers.
  • Operate cutting tools as follows:
    • Milling Cutters: face mills, shell mills, end-mills, and form cutters
    • Drills
    • Reamers
    • Taps
    • Countersinks
    • Counterbores
    • Core Drills
    • Grinding Wheels
    • Turning Tools
    • Form Tools
    • Threading Tools
  • Ability to determine feed, speeds, and select tooling for a variety of materials including plastics, carbon steel and alloys.
  • Accurately apply intermediate mathematical skill, including geometry, trigonometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and conversion of fractions and decimals.
  • Program CNC mills and lathes, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements; proving part programs.
  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling, and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Ensure that machined samples are de-burred and all sharp edges removed.
  • Ability to work with very small tolerance, usually within 0.010” or 0.25 mm and sometimes as low as 0.0001”.
  • Read blueprints, sketches, reference planes, and orthographic drawings to determine product dimensions and tolerances and to determine work procedures.
  • Ability to read a parts list and determine if all required parts are present.
  • Verifies conformance of work piece to specifications, using square, ruler, and measuring tape.
  • Ability to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy using logical step-by-step procedures in work.   Plan, solve problems, and make decisions based on quantifiable information.
  • Provide mentoring to both Machinist Helpers and Machinist Trainees. 
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