Swiss Machinist

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Swiss Machinist

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    Swiss Machinist
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Job Description

Set up and operates computer numerical control (CNC) Swiss lathes to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.  Detect and change worn tooling.  Make adjustments using tool wear offsets on the CNC control to ensure part conformity.

Selects, aligns, secures collets and guide bushings, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and material on machines.

Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required.  Perform program edits and troubleshooting while proving out new programs.

Studies engineering drawings to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications. 

Confer with production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems. 

Perform other duties as required such as basic machine maintenance.

Job Requirements

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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.

Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language.

 Must be able to read and understand internal procedures and policies.

Have the ability to use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, micrometers, indicators, gage pins.

Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered.

High school diploma/general education degree (GED) or higher with 2 years minimum  experience running CNC Swiss type lathes or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Math skills: decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, proportions, geometry and trigonometry. 

    Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, GD&T experience preferred.

    Have basic computer knowledge and skills.

Experience with Marubeni Citizen-Cincom controls is a definite plus, will strongly consider any previous Swiss lathe experience.

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