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Job Description


  • Measure dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates and fixtures.
  • Remove and replace dull-cutting tools.
  • Stop machines to remove finished work pieces, according to required sequences.
  • Check to ensure that work pieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation.
  • Monitor machine operation and control panel displays, and compare readings to specifications in order to detect malfunctions.
  • Control coolant systems.
  • Maintain machines and remove / replace broken or worn machine tools, using hand tools.
  • Stack or load finished items or place items on conveyor systems.
  • Clean machines, tooling and parts using solvents or solutions and rags.
  • Mount, install, align and secure tools, attachments, fixtures and work pieces on machine using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Listen to machines during operation in order to detect sounds such as those made by dull-cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
  • Adjust feed and speed, change cutting tools or adjust machine controls.
  • Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions and production errors, and to obtain approval to continue production.
  • Set up future jobs while machines are operating.
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