• Set Up Operator-CNC Lathe

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/29/2018 6:14 PM)
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: "An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product." Becker's foundational principle represents our everyday commitment to you. It's the driving force behind our partnerships with the world's leading distributors, a state of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money. It means we're proud of the way we do business.


    A subsidiary of IDEAL, Western Forge produces the highest-quality metal work in the USA and is an American standard in premier hand tool craftsmanship. There is an opening in the Adjustables department for Setup Operator-CNC Lathe on 3rd shift.


    This position is primarily responsible for setting up, operating, troubleshooting and adjusting the CNC machines. Responsibilities include:


    • Follow all safety procedures.
    • Operate CNC Swiss machines, CNC mills, and other machines.
    • Measure all part features.
    • Check and/or inspect machining operations and finished product against specified tolerances using precision measuring tools such as caliper, micrometer, height gage, comparator, etc.
    • Read and interpret all blueprints, drawings and operations sheets necessary to performed assigned production operation.
    • Monitor and control quality of production pieces through adjustment of machine and/or tooling.
    • Make mechanical and/or program adjustments to ensure parts are meeting quantity and quality requirements as necessary and must be able to troubleshoot issues and escalate when required.  
    • Maintain all documentation required.
    • Maintain fluid levels in machines that are in use.
    • Conduct daily and operator preventative maintenance on work equipment.
    • Proactively complete setups to maximize up time and to utilize LEAN concepts.
    • Follow all quality procedures and instructions.
    • Maintains housekeeping and 5S in the work area.
    • Responsible for maintaining tooling inventories Other duties as required and assigned by supervisor or management.


     Qualifications include:


    • Must have proven ability to safely operate various manufacturing production machines.
    • Must be able to follow verbal and written multi-step directions for semi-complex machine operations.
    • Understand set-up needs, fixturing, and quick changeover.
    • Able to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Visual acuity and depth perception is required.
    • CNC operation, must have a basic understanding of G code programming and GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Minimum 3 years of  CNC setup and/or operation experience is required.
    • Solidworks/Master-Cam/Espirit experience a plus.
    • Lean manufacturing training is strongly preferred.
    • Direct experience with Tsugami, Citizen, Haas, Okuma, or others preferred.
    • Must be able to continuously lift, push and pull up to 35 lbs, for 8-10 hours per day. This capability will either be determined from a physical exam, or verifiable past performance.
    • Continuous standing during a shift (8-10 hours) with frequent reaching, pulling and bending.
    • Hot/cold temperatures based on seasonal variations
    • May be humidity, noise, odors, dust
    • Continuous exposure to mechanical hazards
    • Occasional exposure to chemical hazards



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