Generate CNC machine programmes for less complex component forms
Set and operate CNC machines
Optimise machine utilisation and performance
Ensuring safe working practices
Receive instructions as appropriate to ensure that the correct work is expedited to the required levels of workmanship
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Develop and Produce CNC programmes for straight forward types of component for any machine in the section
Set and operate machines using existing or newly generated programmes
Assist or instruct other operatives with set ups tooling and cutting details as necessary in order to get the best benefit from programmes
Record all details of tooling, set-up and any other information that is deemed necessary to enable efficient use of the programme the next time it is used (notes, photos, sketches etc.)
Working to the sections’ work schedule to ensure it is met.
Wherever possible, identify and obtain tooling, fixtures and machine programme requirements for jobs in advance of starting the job in order to reduce spindle stop time.
Report problems with drawings, materials, tooling, machines and equipment to management as soon as possible
Work towards the standardisation and optimisation of methods and machine programmes.
Advise management of possible means of improving efficiency within the department and the company as a whole.
Develop within the section, first off and in process inspection routines in order to reduce waiting time and demands on the inspection department.
Ensure that measuring equipment in the section is up to date with regards to calibration and take action in the event of equipment being overdue.
Ensure that routine maintenance (lubrication, cutting fluid, machine cleaning etc) tasks are carried out at the required frequencies.
Report breakdowns and machine malfunctions immediately
Maintain high standards of housekeeping within the section as a whole and on individual machines and work areas.
Wherever possible reduce down time by planning swarf removal, machine cleaning and routine maintenance at times when the machine is not in use. Ensure that labourers are informed in ample time to ensure that the tasks happen when required.
Assist in developing job cycle times for quotation purposes.
Observe all company rules and systems with regard to the company’s Health and Safety policies and rules, be aware of existing and potential hazards, report damaged or faulty plant and equipment to management immediately and when working in the vicinity of a hazard or potentially hazardous situation, wear/use personal protective equipment/clothing which is available.
Work to the company quality system and procedures, completing documentation as require.
Work to all other company systems and rules including time recording, holiday requests etc.
Ensure that all equipment, tool and measuring instruments are correctly used, stored and maintained.
Undertake any training that may be deemed necessary to enhance your role within the company
Maintain high standards of quality in the product but at the same time observing the demands of time constraints imposed by cost and delivery implications.
Work to manufacturing schedules as required in order ensuring on time deliveries and targets.
Assist with training apprentices and other trainees
Undertake any other duties which management considers may fall within the remit of the role