Machinist I - Weekend Day Shift

Proto Labs Brooklyn Park , MN 55443

Posted 2 months ago

Position Overview:

The Machinist I is responsible for setting up, operating and troubleshooting CNC mills. This includes supporting production operators with milling related alarms, maintaining custom fixturing, and assisting with process improvement. This opening is for the Weekend Day: Thursday - noon to 6pm, & Friday through Sunday- 6am to 6pm.

Specific duties include:

  • Set-up, calibrate and operate CNC machines in an efficient manner.

  • Install, adjust and maintain various fixtures (i.e. vacuum plates, vises, center point chucks).

  • Assist with process development with programmers, Engineers and Management

  • Diagnose then recover from machine alarms.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand CNC Programs and layouts as required

  • Work with and coach operators on a daily basis.

  • Make offsets for cutting tools and fixtures.

  • Complete machining operations on various materials.

  • Recalibrate mills after maintenance was completed.

  • Perform new CNC machine set-up and changes.

  • Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department.

  • Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization.

  • Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance.

  • Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures.

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 year degree in Machine Technology or CNC trade school diploma.

  • 4 years of experience in either a prototype or job shop environment setting up CNC equipment (lathe or mill)

  • Experience with 4 and 5 axis mill/ lathe setup and operation.

  • Experience with CAD/CAM software, specifically Mastercam is desired.

  • Must be mechanically inclined

  • Understand the concept of tool wear and cutter compensation.

  • Must be able to work well socially with others

  • Knowledge of CNC mill setup and operation

  • Skilled in the use of measuring instruments such as indicators, gage blocks, dial bores, and inspection plate methods along with in-process inspection of precision machined parts

  • Ability to work with close tolerances (within .001") of all processes

  • Knowledge of cutting feeds, speeds, and tool life

  • Ability to comprehend work offsets

  • Understanding of G & M code

  • Able to safely operate hand held and stationary power tools

  • Able to use a computer and calculator

  • Ability to follow direction from supervisors, technical leads and computer or printed instructions

  • Able to read and write in English along with ability to complete basic arithmetic

  • Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment

  • Must be punctual and have good attendance

  • Strong attention to detail is required

  • Good written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Haas machine tools

  • Experience with programming CNC equipment

Education Requirements:

  • 2 year degree in Machine Technology or CNC trade school diploma.

Physical Demands:

  • Stand for the entire shift

  • Lift up to 70 pounds waist high, carry up to 70 pounds alone

  • Reaching, bending, & grasping

  • Ability to read machine-shop gages & indicators.

All Proto Labs facilities in the United States are ITAR-compliant operations. Due to ITAR regulations, Proto Labs is only able to employ U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders) or foreign nationals granted refugee or asylee status. Individuals with temporary visas (e.g. E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, TN or OPT) are not eligible for hire.

Proto Labs, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer


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