CNC Machinist

July 16, 2018

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Job Description

Job Title: CNC Machinist


FlexDecks, Inc. is a pioneer and leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, modular maintenance platforms for the most technologically advanced military aircrafts in the world. We are a small, team oriented manufacturing company where everyone can make a difference.

As part of the Fabrication Team, this position plays an important part in producing maintenance platform components, while ensuring proper form, fit & function of an overall quality product. The CNC Machinist will maintain, service & operate CNC vertical milling equipment, as well as additional tasks as required.


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, skill, and/or ability required

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Ability to handle raw material, operate material handling equipment, and load material onto vertical milling equipment.
• Skill required to mechanically operate, calibrate, and adjust mechanical aspects of vertical milling equipment as needed.
• Skill required to perform preventative maintenance on mechanical portions of vertical milling equipment, i.e., follow established machine maintenance schedules detailing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual preventative maintenance checks and services:
o Removing debris and chip byproducts.
o Inspect and replace parts associated with equipment clamps and fixtures.
o Understand end mill and drill bit types, materials, coatings, etc,.
o Ability to research and choose best tooling for particular jobs; quickly change tooling in the turret, manage different setups, and track and improve tool life.
o Understand coolant and what it does; monitor and address fluid reservoirs, lubrication points, and pneumatic lines.
o Perform corrosion prevention and control.
o Maintain clean hazard-free work area.
• Skill to troubleshoot / detect mechanical malfunctions and perform basic equipment repairs:
o Troubleshoot by using common knowledge, manuals, and access to technical support.
o Diagnose and Service mechanical and electrical components:
 Sensors, encoders, spindle, and pneumatic lines, etc,.
• Skill to detect non-conforming / out-of-tolerance parts and determine appropriate mechanical adjustments within the equipment’s accepted operating parameters to produce quality parts.
• Ability to keep inventory of replacement parts required to operate and maintain vertical milling equipment, as well as submit replacement part requests.
• Experience operating EluCAD or other CAD / CAM programs.
• Experience operating CNC vertical milling software, i.e., creating or editing programs to manipulate tool paths, plunge depths, feed rates, and correlate available tooling to required machining processes to produce quality parts.
• Knowledge and experience processing material of different material types and grades, i.e., carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum (6061 / 5052, etc.,).
• Knowledge of precision measuring instruments i.e. calipers, indicators, and scales.
• Knowledge of common electric / pneumatic power tools and their safe operation.
• Knowledge of common processing tools and material handling equipment related to material processing:
o Shear, Punch / Ironworker, Overhead Cranes, Forklifts / Pallet Jacks
• Additional knowledge of various fabrication tools, types, and methods for use and preventative maintenance and repair desirable but not required:
o Manual mill, manual lathe, press break, and sunrise / ironworker.
• Ability to receive and understand specific instructions, and carry out those specific instructions to completion.
• Ability to understand engineering drawings and written work instructions, as well as comprehend the design intent conveyed through those documents.
• Ability to complete material related paperwork, document daily equipment runtime, and record equipment related notes.
• Ability to maintain an extremely clean and organized work environment.
o Correctly store un-processed raw material in designated areas.
o Correctly remove material processing byproducts and detritus, and dispose in designated areas.
o Correctly store equipment accessories, consumables, hand tools, measuring instruments, and completed parts in designated areas.
• Ability to communicate in English required, both written & verbal skills.
• Position requires work in an open machine & fabrication shop production area. Will work with and around moving machinery, including but not limited to forklifts and over-head cranes. Will be exposed to dirt/dust, fumes/odors, fluctuating temperatures/humidity. Must have the ability to walk long distances, ascend /descend stairs between office & shop, as well as stand for long periods of time within a noisy shop environment. Personal Protection Equipment is required in all fabrication shop areas. Position requires ability to safely lift and handle up to 50-80 lbs. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Additional Responsibilities and Duties:

• Familiarize, understand, and use all standard operating procedures determined by FlexDecks’ and equipment manufacturers in relation to use of fabrication / processing equipment.
• Ensure that product standards, both quality and quantity are met.
• Interpret dimensions, material types, and material grades on cut lists or drawings.
• Apply all safety measures when working in the shop and with machines / power tools.
• Maintain a positive attitude and further develop and maintain a cohesive team-oriented work environment with all employees, vendors, and customers, and support the company in all decisions.
• Familiarize and understand all FlexDecks’ employment policies such as work hours and days, quality standards, drug screening, safety guidelines, and all policies outlining employee behavior at FlexDecks’ facility.
• May be asked by management to perform other tasks beyond those listed.

Education & Experience:

• Education: High School Diploma, GED or Equivalent.
• Certification(s): Documented training certification(s) for operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling / profile machining equipment; certification(s) do not need to be equipment brand specific, but documented experience and knowledge must be applicable to VMC equipment.
• Experience: Two plus (2+) years’ operating and maintaining CNC vertical milling equipment. Specifically, the processing of aluminum and steel wrought alloy tubes and channels of various thicknesses and material grades.

Additional Information:

• Compensation based on experience. Range $18.00-$23.00 per hour
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work
• Required to pass drug/alcohol and background screens

FlexDecks, Inc. offers a casual, dog-friendly but energetic, dynamic and fast paced work environment with a competitive salary, major medical, and paid time off.

FlexDecks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital or veteran status, place of national origin or other categories protected by law.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application on our website at https://flexdecks.com/apply-online/

You may also Fax or Email us your resume.

Fax: 832-550-2355
Email: hr@flexdecks.com
Subject Line: CNC Machinist

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