TOOL ROOM MACHINIST
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and measuring
instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools,
applying knowledge of shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Undertake a variety of jobs, in some cases with limited instruction or information
from the customer.
• Position and fasten work pieces.
• Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and
materials onto machine.
• Work from sketches, verbal, and print information in order to produce projects
according to specifications.
• Select the appropriate tools and materials to be used in preparation of machinery
• Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as CNC Mills/Lathes,
Manual Mills/Lathes, Drill Press, Jig Bore, Sanders, Grinders, and other support
• Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or
advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations.
• Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and
instruments such as micrometers, depth micrometers, inside diameter gauges, and
outside diameter gauges.
• Read and understand gauging sheets.
• Read and interpret blueprints to insure parts are being made according to
• Listen to machine and tooling to ensure machine and tooling are running properly.
• Operate hoist in order to load parts onto machining center, lathe, or mill.
• Takes job down efficiently (Tooling, cleaning fixtures, putting gauges back, etc).
• Actively participate in the 5S program, which is to Sort, Set In Order, Shine,
Standardize, and Sustain in order to maintain a highly productive work
• Assist with keeping the department and machinery clean
• Other duties as assigned.
• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and sketches.
• Ability to hold tight machining tolerances
• Knowledge and experience using micrometers, depth micrometers, inside
diameter gauge, and outside diameter gauge.
• Understand various tooling technology.
• Basic Math Skills
• Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do
• Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking
time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not
interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a
machine is working properly.
• Possess a general knowledge of tooling speeds and feed rates.
• 3 to 7 years of traditional machining experience.
• 2 to 5 years machining experience with some formal schooling.
• Job Shop and CNC experience a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to listen to
machine and tooling to ensure the machine and tooling are operating properly.
• The employee is required to use both hands to secure large parts to fixtures.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to inspect
parts and read various measuring instruments.
• The employee must be able to lift, pull, or push up to 50 pounds during setups.
• The employee will be on their feet for 10 hours per day.
• While doing set-ups and verifying measurements employee will routinely