To cut a variety of materials to specified shapes and sizes.
I. Sets up and operates a computer numerical control (CNC)
router to cut a variety of materials. Works from oral and written
instructions, sets-up sheets and N/C disk readouts.
a. Reviews set-up sheet, secures material stock to machine bed,
and mounts specified router and drill bits.
b. Installs machine control disk in reader of control console.
Observes machine operations for proper functioning. May override
disk control feed and speed using manual data input to prevent
broken tools and damaged material.
c. Removes excess material and parts when operation is
d. May require editing of CNC programs as necessary.
II. Requires contact with Manufacturing Engineering or
Experimental to coordinate machine operations on both tool proving
and production parts. May suggest changes on machine sequencing,
feeds, speeds, and parts layout for optimum usage of raw stock.
III. Utilizes a variety of hand tools such as wrenches, large
hammers, and measuring instruments such as scale and tape. May also
require finishing parts by sanding, hand routing or burring.
IV. As required, provides guidance and instruction to a lower
graded employee assisting with loading and removing materials.
V. May require the use of moving equipment to stage work and to
perform other functions of this job. Moving equipment is defined
as, but not limited to: forklift; crane or tug, etc.
VI. Performs other related duties as required.
Requires a high school degree or equivalent. Requires the use of
blueprints and precision measuring instruments. Must be able to
edit programs as necessary
Requires a minimum of 18 months routing or directly related
fabrication experience including one year on CNC machine