Date Posted: November 4, 2020
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Organization: KSC Inc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, however, other
duties may apply.)
? Performs all tasks in a safe and responsible manner.
? Reads and interprets blueprints.
? Uses gages and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.
? Uses precision tools, machinery and equipment such as lathe, vertical milling
machine, drill press, hydraulic press, chop saw, band saw, push and pull broaches
and a variety of cutting tools and equipment.
? Fabricates and shapes parts such as tools and machine parts out of metal, plastics
? Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixtures, cutting
tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines
? Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling
? Performs daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on machinery and
? Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend change or modifications for
efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
? Ability to track parts and jobs into the vantage system.
? Utilizes and abides by ISO requirements and safety procedures
? Complies with all quality policies, specifications, regulations and instruction
The 'manual' aspect of the career title implies the use of the hands, but ironically much of the work that manual machinists do is conducted on machines, which are often controlled by computer. Working with exacting precision is a large part of manual machinists' jobs. They are responsible for cutting, slicing, drilling and in some cases repairing the very machines that they work with. Other duties may include press-braking, roll-forming, finishing and stamping items. It is important for these technicians to follow specific protocols by reading blueprints and using computers on various types of machinery. Machinists must operate with care at all times. Safety is important when working with steel, glass and metal. Some of their work involves heat-processed or lubricated items as well, and the machines and parts they use can be heavy and dangerous. The types of machines that a manual machinist might use include:
? Machine mills
? Drill presses
? Stamping machines