Location : Houston, TX
Estimated Start Date :
Position: CNC Lathe
Department: Machine Shop
Reports To: Machine Shop Manager
Summary of Responsibilities
Perform set up and operation of CNC machinery (lathe and/or mill) in order to prepare metallic and non-metallic parts required in the production of inflatable packers and downhole tools or other products offered to The Clients customers and other clients. Assist Machine Shop Manager in directing the day to day activities of Machinists.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Review blueprints, drawings, specifications or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of part/product, sequence of operations and/or set up requirements.
- Set-up jobs on machines align and secure the holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines to include mills, lathes.
- Calculate and set controls to regulate various machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut.
- Start and observe machine operation to detect any malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjust the machine controls or control media as necessary.
- Compare machine shop job nomenclature, part numbers, job numbers, and other information on work orders and materials with similar references to verify accuracy.
- Perform first article inspections to verify conformance of parts to specifications.
- Process machine shop NCR’s under the direction of the machine shop manager.
- Monitor machinist earned hours on a job by job basis and report discrepancies daily.
- Perform aspects of new employee training as instructed. Facilitate efficient throughput of jobs through the machine shop in line with production schedule.
- Effective verbal and written communication with management toward the requirements and status of successful execution of the production schedule.
- Confer with production personnel, engineers or others to resolve machining issues.
- Manage daily activities of Machine shop in absence of Machine Shop Manager.
- Effective communication with the CNC programmer, engineering and schedulers to insure coordination of the completion of component parts into manufacturing.
- Effective communication with Inventory control and purchasing personnel to verify readiness of materials in coordination with the schedule.
- Perform daily maintenance duties and/or notify supervisor of any equipment-related issues that may require attention.
- Maintain clean and orderly work area.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires one-year certificate from college or technical school or minimum of five years related experience and/or training.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write and/or complete routine reports.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Ability to work under a minimum of supervision.
- Ability to read and understand engineering drawings as they pertain to machining of inflatable packers or related downhole tools.
- Must have own tools adequate to perform job.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic and caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.