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Mark Martin Oakland, CA (94615)
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Purpose/Description: Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts. Fabricate and modify parts per print; knowledge of mathematics, metal properties, layout, machining procedures and blue print reading. 

  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as CNC lathes, CNC milling machines, shapers, or grinders
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier callipers. 
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations. 
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines. 
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition. 
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
  • Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
  • Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.
  • Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.
  • Diagnose machine tool malfunctions to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
  • Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock to display placement of cuts. 
  • Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.
  • Set up or operate metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, or cutting equipment.
  • Dispose of scrap or waste material in accordance with company policies and environmental regulations. 
  • Separate scrap waste and related materials for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
  • Evaluate machining procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency or adaptability.
  • Dismantle machines or equipment, using hand tools or power tools to examine parts for defects and replace defective parts where needed.
  • Install repaired parts into equipment or install new equipment.