Rocky Mountain Twist
  • Machine Shop
  • Ronan, MT, USA
  • DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance; Long Term and Short Term Disability; Life and AD&D Insurance; Paid Time Off; Paid Holidays


Rocky Mountain Twist is looking for a Machinist to join our growing team.  This position is responsible for production of machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, conventional lathes and mills and precision grinders.  Specifically Makino V55 vertical high speed hard milling machine, Okuma Crown lathe, Sodick wire EDM and various precision grinders.  Maintain quality and safety standards; keeping records; maintaining equipment and supplies.

Machinist Duties:

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Plans stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; tramming heads.
  • Uses SolidWorks/Surfcam to complete all programming requirements.
  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Machinist Qualifications:

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.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in CNC programming or 10 years of experience in a CNC machine shop environment consisting of program, setup or program, set up and operating CNC machines
  • Experience with SolidWorks/Surfcam
  • Experience operating CNC mill/lathe to perform various functions such as surfacing, reaming, boring, drilling, and tapping
  • Experience performing dimensional validation using micrometers, calipers, or relevant measuring tools
  • Must be capable of reading blue prints, dimensional data, surface locations, and interpreting geometrical dimensions and tolerancing
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the Organization

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only one limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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