Job Description PRIMARY FUNCTION: To perform precision machining operations. JOB DUTIES: Sets up, operates a variety of manual and CNC machines and machining centers and makes basic edits of CNC programs as needed. Studies sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimension and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations, and set up requirements. Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining. Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and grinders. Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media. Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required. Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications. Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data. Confers with leads, production personnel, engineers, programmers, or others to resolve process or machining problems. Suggests changes to procedures and processes to improve efficiency and/or quality of the product. Assists higher level machinists. Maintains good housekeeping and safety standards. May build special tools or fixtures. May work on prototypes. Practices Total Quality principles and concepts. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Shop math and measuring systems including decimal/fractions methods. Military and commercial quality specifications. Textron and Manufacturing policies and procedures. Basic understanding of machine tool capabilities. Ability to read and interpret basic drawings, specifications and written instructions. Ability to use precision measuring instruments. Ability to perform basic set ups. Ability to apply basic math skills. Ability to work well with others employing Team principles.