CNC and SWISS Machine Operator

Astra Manufacturing Solutions   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on December 22, 2021
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CNC and SWISS Machine Operator


Under minimal supervision, sets up and operates CNC (computer numerical controlled) machinery (including Swiss Machines) to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts.



Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions Statement(s)

• Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
• Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
• Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.
• Check to ensure that workpieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation.
• Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
• Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
• Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
• Remove and replace dull cutting tools.
• Monitor machine operation and control panel displays and compare readings to specifications to detect malfunctions.
• Modify cutting programs to account for problems encountered during operation and save modified programs.

• Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction.
• Lift workpieces to machines manually or with hoists or cranes.
• Control coolant systems.
• Maintain machines and remove and replace broken or worn machine tools, using hand tools.
• Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions or production errors or to obtain approval to continue production.
• Set up future jobs while machines are operating.
• Input initial part dimensions into machine control panels.
• Reads and interprets blueprints.
• Properly and safely loads and unloads castings and raw materials in CNC machinery.
• Uses gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
• Work to understand and interpret G-code programming.
• Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling.
• Understands and has the ability to perform tool wear offsets.
• Performs daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on CNC machinery.
• Utilizes and abides by ISO and AS9100 requirements and safety procedures.
• Complies with all quality policies, specifications, regulations and instructions.
• Performs any other incidental duties as may be required.



Competency Statement(s)

• Self Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
• Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
• Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
• Applied Learning - Ability to participate in needed learning activities in a way that makes the most of the learning experience.
• Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
• Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.



Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Preferred

Experience: 2 plus years of experience in or education in CNC machining


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