Job: Dayshift CNC Lathe Operator

Title Dayshift CNC Lathe Operator
Categories CNC Lathes, Day Shift, Spirit Lake, IA
Department CNC Lathes

Spirit Lake, IA

Job Type: Full Time

High School diploma and/or GED

Pay Rate Up to $18.60 per hour
Job Description
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders, to machine metallic and nonmetallic workpieces according to specifications, tooling instructions, and standard charts, applying knowledge of machining methods
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions, such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines sequence of operations
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in toolholder (chuck, collet, or toolpost)
  • Lifts workpiece manually or using hoist, and positions and secures it to holding device, such as machine table, chuck, centers, or fixture, using wrenches and aids, such as shims, parallel blocks, planter gauges, and clamps
  • Moves controls to position tool and workpiece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds and depth of cut
  • Starts and observes operation and regulates tool position and action
  • Performs accurate and timely inspections required by the print/job sheet, and/or workgroup leaders, the quality assurance manager or a manufacturing manager
  • Identifies (including nonconforming dimensions) and separates all nonconforming parts
  • Produces parts at a rate which meets or exceeds accepted production standards
  • Performs secondary operations and inspections, including deburring and cleaning parts produced, as cycle time permits
  • May measure, mark and scrip workpiece to lay out for machining
  • Counts finished parts and packs them neatly into a clean container
  • Enters required data into computer
  • Keeps machine and tools clean, properly lubricated and in good operating condition
  • Practices good work habits including being productive and efficient, staying busy by seeing work, being dependable, clean and organized in work area, etc.
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