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CNC Machinist (Computer Numeric Controlled Machinist), CNC Machinist (Computer Numerically Controlled Machinist), Gear Machinist, Machine Repair Person, Machinist, Maintenance Machinist, Manual Lathe Machinist, Production Machinist, Tool Room Machinist

Job Description

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments out of metal. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

Job Responsibilities
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments, such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
  • Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.
Technology Skills
  • Analytical or scientific software — Armchair Machinist software; CNC Consulting Machinists' Calculator; Kentech Kipware Trig Kalculator
  • Computer-aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology; Dassault Systemes CATIA; PTC Creo Parametric; SolidCAM CAM software
  • Computer-aided manufacturing CAM software — Autodesk Fusion 360; CNC Mastercam; Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot technology; OneCNC CAD/CAM
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology — ERP software; JobBOSS; SAP business and customer relations management software
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology

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