The Machinist is responsible for operating machine tools to produce precision metal parts. This position is part of the Kollmorgen team in Radford, VA. Kollmorgen is part of Altra.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily:
Program CNC lathe and CNC milling machine to perform turning, boring, facing, counterboring, grooving, drilling, tapping, and milling.
Chasing threads to different class fits, inside or outside diameters, turn tapers to the degrees, minutes and seconds.
Perform all setups on machines, some requiring the use of special fixtures and other improvised methods for holding and aligning work to avoid distortion of parts.
Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products, and determine product dimensions and tolerances.
Select, recommend, and advise type of tooling needed to perform machining operations.
Check feeds and speeds necessary to machine parts, maintain constant check to ensure adherence to close tolerance and co-related dimensions on shoulders, diameters, bore faces, slot grooves and high degree of squareness, concentricity and parallelism. Perform first-piece inspection.
Sharpen and replace ordinary tooling and replace tooling that has become dull.
Detect and report to coordinator any defective material or other unusual conditions.
Coordinate with other machinists and supervisor.
Work with QE and ME for product quality.
Communicate with buyer/planner for material needed.
Lubricate and clean equipment used.
Keep work area orderly and observe prescribed safety rules at all times.
Design fixtures, tooling, or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.
Dispose of scrap or waste material in accordance with company policies and environmental regulations.
Evaluate experimental procedures, and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production.
Altra Holdings, Inc.