Brithinee Electric Job Description

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Job Title: Machinist A

Effective Date: 1/4/2007

Job Summary:
Re-manufacture, rebuild or repair mechanical components of electric motors using a variety of machines, presses, mills, and other equipment.

Work Performed:

Inspect parts of motors and record, compare to tables of standards and identify necessary repair, rebuild, or remanufacture process
Interpret or create informal drawings as necessary to facilitate proper replacement
Estimate time for repair/rebuild/remanufacture
Repair, rebuild, or remanufacture part or motor utilizing appropriate machines or tools
Machine critical surfaces to tolerances from various standards
Clean part/motor and sign off as completed task
May be assigned to disassemble motor or part
Assure proper sizing of all components to established tolerances
Set up and perform milling operations such as drilling, tapping, boring, and conventional milling and lathe work (i.e. non-CNC)
Perform various welding operations including setup and use of optional specialties (MIG, TIG) and stick welding, including torch and silver soldering
Setup and perform tool-post grinding operations, broaching keyways
Balance mechanical assemblies using dynamic balancing equipment to table of standards
Maintain work area in neat and clean condition
Monitor machine shop supplies and report needs to shop supervisor
Education Required:

High School diploma or GED. Vocational/trade school, military, or machine shop on-the-job training. Prefer 4 year machinist apprenticeship.
Training Required:

On-the-job training is sufficient

None required
Experience Required:

At least three years as journeyman machinist or at least one year with successful experience as a Machinist B
Knowledge Required:

Mechanical principles
Knowledge of all shop equipment including balancer, cranes, forklift, drill press, bench and hand press, mill, vertical and horizontal press, hand and power tools, micrometer, lathe with swing up to 36″, vertical turret lathe with swing up to 42″ and various measuring devices
Metalizing (flame spray) techniques using bronze or stainless powders
Current reference materials and standards of bearing fit, runout, balance
Knowledge of CNC machining principles including the ability to write programs using blueprints and drawings.
Skills Required:

Use of mathematics, algebra, and basic trigonometry relationships to solve problems
Read and write in English
Read blueprints and drawings
Identify materials using visual means and select material for specific application.
Capable of measuring in .0001″ using micrometer with .0001″ graduation.
Able to use inside micrometers, calipers and dial indicators.
Various welding skills, stick, MIG and oxy-acetylene and flame-cutting
Job Analysis

Information Input

Read and interpret schematic diagrams and sketches.
Read and interpret technical manuals.
Read various measuring devices and instruments
Interpret information from various senses primarily visual but some tactile.
Read and interpret job assignment sheets
Mental Processes
Decision Making

Determine feasibility of working plans and schematics.
Determine if part is machined within specified limits
Determine process for machining of part/motor.

Solve problems involving mechanical and mathematical principles
Evaluate possible solutions and choose most appropriate solution
Information Processing

Read materials of a technical nature
Communicate verbally with coworkers regarding planning and execution of work
Compute distance using formulas and basic algebra
Provide input to supervisor for prioritizing work tasks
Vigilant/discriminating Work Activities:

Machining to high levels of precision. High risk associated with use of moving equipment and machinery
Work Output

Machined parts to specific tolerances
Relationships with Others

Works primarily alone but within team of other machinists to solve problems and plan work activities
Little customer or public contact
Job Context

Work conducted in machinist shop environment, with areas that are clean and others that are dusty and dirty
Machines and tools are close at hand
Work completed on scheduled basis
Work in noisy area, occasional use of earplugs
Work with hazards such as moving equipment and machines, fumes, shop dust, and metal chips
Safety/protective equipment sometimes required, including eye and ear protection, gloves
Frequent use of hand and power tools
Frequent use of drills, presses, cranes, mill, micrometer, balancer, lathes, forklift
Considerable physical activity including lifting, bending, stooping, reaching
Excellent manual dexterity required
Each product machined according to work order as essentially new product
Usually complete assignment prior to moving to next assignment, on occasion multiple projects underway
Other Job Characteristics

Work regular 5-day week, 8 hour days with frequent overtime.
Wear uniform
Work is structured via work orders; activities are highly prescribed
Priorities set by supervisor
Hourly compensation
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