Prototype Machinist 2nd Shift

Houston, TX

Posted: 03/08/2019 Employment Type: Temp/Contract Industry: Manufacturing and Production Job Number: 929

Summary of Responsibilities
Perform set up and operation of manual or CNC machinery (lathe and mill) in order to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts, fits and assemblies into complete finished units including the ability to reverse engineer from samples for experimental purposes. With ability to define and document processes relative to materials, tools, workholding, machine settings and production specifications. 2nd shifts available.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Refine blueprints, drawings, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of part/product, sequence of operations and/or set up requirements.
  • Design and produce the holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments and accessories on machine tools to include mills, lathes and grinders.
  • Define and document control settings to optimize various machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut.
  • Identify, fixture, produce and trouble shoot a variety of straight and taper threads, including Acme and API casing and tubing connections.
  • Define measurements, markings and other indicators for dimensions and reference points on the part or material and or dimensional logs to be used as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Establish the criteria for conformance verification of finished part to ensure specifications are met.
  • Confer with production personnel, engineers or others to resolve machining or design issues.
  • Perform daily maintenance duties and/or notify supervisor of any equipment-related issues that may require attention.
  • Own and Maintain required measuring tools and instruments for Class A Machinist.
  • Maintain clean and orderly work area.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requires one-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school or a minimum of 12 years related experience. Must have tool and die experience.
Language Skills
Ability to interpret and create a variety of documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, and equipment manuals. Ability give full attention when others are talking taking the time to understand the points being made, asking questions at appropriate times and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Ability to assess comprehension of others when giving instructions.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform trigonometry and geometry to calculate figures and amounts such as angles, lengths, diameters, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume in decimals and fractions. Ability to calculate surface feet, speed, feeds and rate of material removal.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to reason complex variables to develop and evaluate options, identify strengths and weaknesses of alternatives, implement and document solutions.

Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to work under a minimum of supervision.
Ability to enhance engineering drawings as they pertain to machining.
Ability to utilize precision measuring tools and instrument to verify specifications.
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering and science, properties of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques of maximizing effective manufacturing of goods.

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