Machinist II

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Job Description Summary

As a Machinist at Caterpillar Inc. you will set up and operate conventional, special purpose and numerical (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic parts.* Individuals in this classification are fully trained on several machines but not all of the following: CNC Lathes, CNC vertical machining centers, CNC Nissin Horizontal boring mills, manual horizontal boring mills, bridgeport style milling machine, radial arm drills, and hand tools used in the manufacturing process.

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements
Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers
Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut
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 specs
Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data
Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly. Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment
Tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance
Develops specs from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated
Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers or others to resolve machining problems
Required Qualifications:

Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school OR 6 months to one year of related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to work with mathematical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
Regularly required to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms
Occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk and hear
Occasionally must lift and or move up to 50 lbs.
Specific vision requirements include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus
Work environment is typical shop environment – exposure to moving mechanical parts, exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration
Desired Qualifications:

1 or more years CNC Nissin experience
Additional Information – Machinist II

Starting pay range: $22.56/hr

(*Base hourly rate is starting at $21.09/hr with a 7% night shift premium when working 2nd shift hours.)

Work location: Wamego, KS

Shift: 2nd- Full Time

Hours: 2nd shift – Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm- 2:00am

Overtime on Fridays

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