Production Machine Setup Operator I

Production Machine Setup Operator I employees are responsible for learning setup techniques while operating equipment such as Bridgeport type Mills, Drill Presses, Grinders, Lathes, various Saws, Thread Rolls or Horizontal/Vertical Mills.  Employees will progress from Base Rate Operator to being able to set-up several of these machines with minimal technical supervision.

  • Read previously prepared setup sheets and routing package for individual parts.  Determines what tooling is needed and where it is located. 
  • Uses tool handling equipment to safely move heavy tooling or fixtures to machine and follows prescribed setup methods to install fixtures on machine work table.  Makes adjustments to cutter rotation, feeds and speeds, hydraulic and air pressures if present, according to Setup Sheet. 
  • May develop unique work-holding devices if machining fixture is not available.  Uses angle iron, clamps, vises and other devices to hold work securely in machine.
  • Gets setup approved prior to running production.
  • Operates machine to run production and must consistently meet quality and production requirements to progress.  Must strive for continuous improvement in times and methods.
  • Performs quality inspections as required by the written Quality Procedures.  Makes necessary adjustments during production runs to stay in tolerances. May use templates, fixtures, surface plate, CMM, calipers, snap gauges, or other inspection tools to control overall length, roundness, hole size and location, or other necessary dimensions per blueprint.  Watches for presence of burrs and oversize/undersize conditions. 
  • Complete records of production including scrap or rework reasons.
  • Move parts to the subsequent operation with pallet jack.
  • Assists Groupleader in writing new or changing existing Setup Sheets.  May assist Engineering in developing new processes and trying out new tooling.
  • Participate in the corrective action process to prevent defects from recurring.
  • Follow procedures consistently to obtain repeatability.
  • Participate in team meetings seeking continuous improvements for the operation.
  • Must have a demonstrated mechanical aptitude, proficiency in shop math (fractions, decimals, metric and some trigonometry), ability to read and follow specific routing instructions, ability to read and understand setup instructions, ability to read blueprints, proficiency in the use of appropriate measuring instruments,  and ability to check quality of parts against templates or blueprints. 
  • Must pass the CTP Setup Test.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to handle production requirements and demonstrated problem solving ability from previous work.
  • Must have the ability to stand for 8 hour shift or longer.  Able to bend, twist, stoop to remove parts from baskets and lift to work area.  Able to load parts into work area and completed baskets without damaging the part.  Good hand and eye coordination.
  • Must have hand tools necessary to inspect parts and make adjustments to machines
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Position: Production Machine Setup Operator I

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Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Date posted
January 3, 2019
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