Top Machinist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Machinist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Machinist resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.0% of Machinist resumes contained CNC as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Machinist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Machinist resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operated CNC Mill and Lathe and used micrometer and drop gauges to measure dimensions, width, and radius of parts.
  • Set up of CNC lathes and mills, foreman of the floor, programming, prototyping of parts, and employee training
  • Handle machining duties: including operating CNC lathes, shoe/angle/disc grinders, drill press, various presses, and sand blaster.
  • Worked with computer numeric controlled (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts from raw materials.
  • Operated CNC lathes, mills and grinders - Program editing and modifying experimenting with different speed, feeds and tooling.
  • Set up and operate multiple CNC drill presses and mills on a daily basis under limited to no supervision.
  • Set up and ran CNC lathes and mills also cleaned shop n help others with set ups and tear downs
  • Operate band saw, cut-off lathe, and blade saw cutting blanks to blueprint specifications for CNC machines.
  • Performed CNC set up for machine, adjustment programs as required, and inspected output for quality control.
  • Operated various manual and CNC machining centers (lathes and mills) as well as numerous other shop tools
  • Placed and leveled 7 CNC mills, 2 CNC lathes and installed electric and air for the shop.
  • Trained new staff on the CNC machines, inspected parts, and finished setups from day shift.
  • Set up and operated every manual and CNC machine in the shop and wrote all CNC programs.
  • Set up and operated CNC lathe using print and measurement tools; used blueprints and measuring tools.
  • Operated and performed set ups on Bridgeport CNC lathe, Chevalier open lathe, and Haas mill.
  • Operate forklift, overhead crane, CNC machinery, as well as hot forging operations on metal.
  • Operated manual and CNC lathes, mills, hydraulic saws, and a radial drill press.
  • Associated Duties: Assisted in defining operation processes, selecting tools, and CNC machine setups.
  • Worked in small CNC shop operating various CNC machines along with brake and punch press machines.
  • Performed machining of clutches, belt drives and accessories for Harley Davidson's including CNC operation.

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2. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Scheduled machine operations for specific parts, insured timely availability of needed materials, and documented compliance with part specifications.
  • Inspect and measure finished product according to quality specifications to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Observe machine operation to detect any out-of-tolerance machining, and adjust as necessary.
  • Follow specifications and tooling instructions while applying knowledge of screw machine operations.
  • Supervised temporary help and trained personnel on machine operation and in-process inspection.
  • Trained packaging technician and packaging operator in the safety of machine operations.
  • Machine Operations Manufacturing Electromagnetic Transformers Parts, WarehouseMachine operations & Distribution Plant
  • Tool setting, machine operation and quality assurance procedures for manufacturing.
  • Planned layouts, established set-up procedures and performed machine operations.
  • Regulate and monitor displays and machine operations to detect malfunctions.
  • Exhibited thorough knowledge in machine operations and safety procedures.
  • Performed various machine operations involved in fulfillment of machine contracts
  • Performed machine operations to meet dimensional and tolerance standards.
  • Received certification for Continuous Improvement training in Machine Operation.
  • Maintain continuous machine operations to ensure production efficiency.
  • Performed basic machining and machine operation duties.
  • Performed machine operation in naval shipyard environment.
  • Observed machine operation to detect machine malfunctions.
  • Machine operation and fabrication of metal products
  • Started machines and monitored machine operations.

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3. Surface Grinders

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Here's how Surface Grinders is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operate Manual surface grinders to exact specifications.
  • Operate surface grinders, drill bit grinders, bench grinders, and die head grinders to maintain tooling for screw machines.
  • Machine tooling, using Engine Lathes, Vertical Milling Machines, Surface Grinders, Jig Bore Machines, some CNC mill.
  • Set up and operate CNC 3 axis surface grinders, CNC 5 axis CBN machines, and manual vertical boring mill.
  • Run horizontal bar, set-up and operate milling machines, lathe, surface grinders, interpret blueprints, drawings, etc.
  • Operate N. C. engine lathes, milling machines, Blanchard grinders, surface grinders, and drilling and reaming machines.
  • Experienced in operating milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, boring mills, and planer mills.
  • Experienced with 3-axis machining centers, 5-axis MAZAK turning centers, knee mills, manual lathes, and surface grinders.
  • Set up and operated mills, lathes, surface grinders, and drill presses for manufacturing on precision metal parts.
  • Operated and set up Engine Lathes, Milling Machines, Boring Mills, Radial Arm Drill, and Surface Grinders.
  • Worked at 3 facilities setting up and running Milling Machines, Lathes, Surface Grinders and other shop equipment machining.
  • Job shop producing special order industrial ceramic parts using manual lathes, surface grinders, Bridgeport: with diamond tools.
  • Machine repair, manual machine- using lathes, bridge ports, boring mills, surface grinders, and drill presses
  • Set up and operated laser-digitized milling machine, lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and surface grinders.
  • Fabricate parts to blueprint specs for custom machinery utilizing milling machines, surface grinders, band saws and lathes.
  • Used a variety of tooling and machinery such as lathes, mills, horizontal mills, and surface grinders.
  • Operated CNC Jig grinders, cylindrical grinders, lathes, mills, jig bore, surface grinders, O.D.
  • Use machine shop tools including; millers, surface grinders, bench grinders, drill presses and band saws.
  • Executed daily operations of making parts using machine tools such as; milling machine, lathes, surface grinders.
  • Tool room machinist, set-up and operate vertical mills, lathes, surface grinders and all general shop equipment.

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4. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Programmed and set-up computer-controlled equipment to manufacture and verify product quality.
  • Program, set-up and operate multiple lathes simultaneously utilizing blueprints.
  • Machine set-up and daily inspection before operation.
  • Received training on how to set-up and run a manual lathe and mill (no CNC) to create production parts.
  • Performed first article inspections and daily run checks on machined / machining parts insuring that the set-up / run is correct.
  • Selected to work as a Set-up Tech person because of my ability to run all kinds of machines in the company.
  • Program, set-up and operate various manual and CNC machines in the manufacturing of prototype parts for new engine programs.
  • Performed required set-up which include indicated fixture, set tool length offset, download program from PC to a machine.
  • Checked for machine set-up and ensuring that steel is processed according to order as well as leveling the steel.
  • Performed evaluations and reductions in set-up and run times through common tooling, holdings, and order of operations.
  • Assist operators in set-up, changeover and break down procedures of press units, printing, and binding equipment.
  • Implement most effective method to set-up, operate and complete specific job and use time as efficiently as possible.
  • Assisted Machinist in the cleaning, set-up/ assembly, dismantling and repair of all types of machining equipment.
  • Operate, OKK Milling Machining center with OKK controls, Set-up & Program Edit, Second Shift Leader.
  • Execute all aspects of CNC set-up, machine fixtures, touch off tools, establish zero, etc.
  • Program, set-up and operate various CNC mills making prototype and test parts for GE and GM.
  • Interpret routers and blueprints, perform set-up and program.changing tools, operate machines.fill job orders.quality testing parts.
  • Started green and slowly learned / became a pretty good machinist and set-up guy after 8 years.
  • Read blueprints for projects, set-up and tore-down lathes, and operated a variety of machine tools.
  • Adjust and correct machine set-up reducing: thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.

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5. Lathe Machines

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Here's how Lathe Machines is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operated Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe machines in efficient production-run manufacturing.
  • Metal working Precision measurements Ran various lathe machines Maintenance Quality Control
  • Manufactured numerous bits utilized in lathe machines.
  • Set up and breakdown of Bridgeport, Cut-off Saw and Lathe machines Fabrication of parts Assembly of machines Prep machines for shipment
  • Worked on two, three and six axis CNC lathe machines; made programs for those machines.
  • Manufacture suspension components via machining and trained fellow team members on how to use milling/lathe machines.
  • Operated Multi-Spindle Lathe Machines, milling machines, and assessed blueprints for set-up and part specs.
  • Operated CNC lathe machines and ensured that they were in excellent working condition through daily maintenance.
  • Programmed lathe machines for new parts to achieve desired result Field Service Representative, Foreman
  • Used manual lathe machines to turn parts shorten and reduce overall diameter and inner.
  • Operate manual mill and lathe machines, work under tight tolerances of +/- .001.
  • Team leader for 6 years working with tight tolerances on finish lathe machines.
  • Operated pull bore machine -Set up and operated production machines -Functioned lathe machines
  • Read blueprints and set up lathe machines to cut the precise measurement.
  • Set up Drill Press*Lathe Machines* Made parts from schematics or drawings to specifications
  • Perform machinist responsibilities to make parts using milling and lathe machines.
  • Operate CNC (Computer Numeric Control) mill and lathe machines.
  • Use of lathe machines, blueprint software and precision measuring instruments.
  • Operated press, oven hardener, grinding and lathe machines.
  • Learned basic CNC code to operate multiple automated mill/lathe machines.

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6. Drill Press

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Here's how Drill Press is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Repair work on all the caterpillar machines whether it be machining or welding using lathes, mills, drill presses etc.
  • Have experience working with the surface grinder, mill, vertical horizontal band saw, drill press, and fork lift.
  • Operated mills, drill presses and lathes to manufacture parts for Logan lathes and safety device parts for mine shaft lifts.
  • Set up and operate conventional mills, lathes, drill presses, make fixtures and tooling for production and prototype jobs.
  • Utilized a Lathe, Milling Machine, Drill Press, Tapping Machine, Surface Grinder and Band Saw to produce die cases
  • Used manual heavy duty machinery such as Mill, metal Lathe, drill press, and shear to make custom parts.
  • Operate CNC machine, forklift, auto crane, man lift, drill press, vertical lathe and mills as needed.
  • Operated milling machine, Lathe, Drill press; Participated in designing of new fixtures and modifications of existing one.
  • Drill press/Break press- area where we yr check all holes & prints to comply with what is on paper work.
  • Manufactured in house product which was dredging parts using mills, lathes, drill presses, VBM, HBM etc.
  • Facilitated operation of power saws, drill presses, lathes, grinders, milling machines and performed various bench-work duties.
  • Operate manual lathes, mills and drill press to repair, modify, and fabricate parts for the U.S. military.
  • Run and operate CNC Mill, NC Mill, Conventional Lathe, Drill Press, and all other shop machines.
  • Skilled in operating lathes, planners, milling machines, drill presses and other tools of the trade i.e.
  • Utilized hydraulic presses, drill presses and their associated attachments, accessories and tools to fabricate and repair parts.
  • Machine parts as needed to blueprint specs using manual lathes/mills, boring mills, grinders, and drill presses.
  • Set up and operated lathes, milling machine, grinders, drill presses and other powered working tools.
  • Machined parts using lathes, drill press, mill, band saw among other shop equipment and tools.
  • Set Up/Operate Drill Presses, CNC Lathes, Milling Machines and Punch Presses in a Job Shop setting.
  • Use turret punches, drill presses, and various hand-held equipment to detail parts to match shop instruction.

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7. Micrometers

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Here's how Micrometers is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Verified dimensions of products for accuracy and conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments such as calipers, gauges and micrometers.
  • Use of calipers, micrometers and other precision measuring instruments to ensure parts were manufactured to required specifications.
  • Inspected machined parts and assembled units for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and other measuring instruments.
  • Calibrated or adjusted equipment to ensure quality production using tools such as calipers, micrometers.
  • Verified dimensions of parts machined using micrometers, calipers and other precision measuring instruments.
  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances using precision measurements such as micrometers and calipers.
  • Produced product within strenuous guidelines using outside micrometers and vernier calibers.
  • Used dial indicators, calipers and micrometers to customer specifications.
  • Experienced with calipers and micrometers for measuring parts for conformity.
  • Possess the ability to use/read micrometers and calipers.
  • Used micrometers and calipers to ensure right specifications.
  • Used micrometers and other precision measuring instruments.
  • Inspected production using depth micrometers and calipers.
  • Calculate dimensions using micrometers and calipers.
  • Worked with micrometers and indicators.
  • Trained to use precision tools such as micrometers, calipers, tenth indicators, height, depth, and bore gauges.
  • Verify conformance of machined work to specifications using measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, and fixed and telescoping gauges.
  • Measured completed work pieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
  • Inspected used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, or other measuring instruments.
  • Manufactured drive shafts according to blueprints, inspected all finished utilizing calipers, micrometers to assure all tolerances where met .0001.

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8. Safety Protocols

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Here's how Safety Protocols is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Followed and maintained all safety protocols.
  • Maintain safety and safety protocols.
  • Tear down and rebuild gear boxes and assure that all safety protocols were adhered to.
  • Maintained all company safety protocols to ensure a work environment that was hazard free.
  • Adhered to all safety protocols to reduce likelihood of injury.
  • Assemble, tested and installed the power distribution panel for the Boeing 747 aircraft.Maintained all safety protocols as dictated by OSHA.

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9. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Repaired and operated auxiliary machinery, including calculating time and material needed for machine shop work and repair of auxiliary machinery.
  • Machine operator at family owned machine shop making parts for Automobiles and other mechanical applications.
  • Utilized expert machine shop techniques to fabricate components for existing research equipment.
  • Managed and operated machine shop that supported 6 academic scientific research departments.
  • Worked in an ultra-precision, environmentally controlled machine shop.
  • Executed daily operations of standard machine shop equipment.
  • Worked exclusively in machine shop running various machine Tools
  • Experience running cut off saws, Milling Machines, Lathes, Surface Grinders, Cylindrical Grinders and other Machine Shop Equipment.
  • Machine shop operator responsible for setup and the operation of CNC vertical mills, lathes, and checking parts to tolerances.
  • Operated lathes, welders, a mill and other tools in the machine shop to repair and fabricate the necessary parts.
  • Group leader for 17 years performing setups, scheduling, and conducted purchasing for the machine shop for 5 years.
  • Experience in running all manual machine shop machines to include large engine lathes, VTL's, and HBM's.
  • Set up, tooled and operated large industrial machine shop equipment, including lathes, mills and vertical boring mill.
  • Worked in the machine shop doing machine work on different parts for the production floor, mostly maintenance machine work.
  • Machined all parts from blueprints, inspected all parts for conformance using typical machine shop tools, gauges and practices.
  • Machine shop Leading Petty Officer provided training to junior personnel with aspects of machining, safety and first time quality.
  • Job description - To provide Machine shop support to the tooling department, maintenance department, and entire manufacturing facility.
  • Report daily to on-site machine shop at SSAB in Axis to machine equipment needed to keep steel mills operational.
  • Worked n fab n machine shop running lathes mills drills cutting torches n punch presses also some bending machines !
  • Received training courses on how to read blueprints as well as their symbols, machine shop safety and procedures.

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10. Basic Machine Tools

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Here's how Basic Machine Tools is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operated basic machine tools to preform precision machining operation.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all basic machine tools and specialized variation tools to perform precision machining operations.
  • Set up, adjusted, and operated basic machine tools.
  • Operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced tools.

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11. Haas

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Here's how Haas is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Machined other copper components utilizing the Haas VMC according to blueprint and engineering requirements.
  • Operate HAAS CNC Lathe, and Mills to manufacture parts / tooling to specific blueprints specs to within 0.0005 - 0.002.
  • Set up and run Horizontal Jig Mill, Bridgeport Mill, Manual Lathe, Haas VF2 mill, and surface grinder.
  • Write programs for Haas Turning centers and Haas Milling centers using both Quick code and manual code writing.
  • Run CNC machines, including HAAS machining centers DAEWOO machining centers, DAEWOO Lathes, Cincinnati machining centers.
  • Worked with Engineers and Vice President to launch new programming needed for Haas CNC machines in 1997.
  • Machine details to print, 1 off prototype and production runs using Haas CNC and ProtoTrak lathes.
  • Set up operated 4 HAAS machines as well as a Bridgeport mill and a WEBB engine lathe
  • Set up and run vertical Haas mills, machining short run parts for a mold shop.
  • Worked as both a prototype and production machinist on HAAS 3/4 and 5 axis milling centers.
  • Operated manual engine lathes, milling machines, Haas 40 inch and 30 inch CNC lathes.
  • Operated Gantry 5 axis Mill, Cincinnati 5 axis Mill and Haas Mills set up productions runs
  • Set up and operated Hitachi-Seki Horizontal and Haas Vertical mills to produce precision parts and instruments.
  • Program and operate Haas VF-3, Haas Machine Center, Bridgeport, Horizontal milling machine.
  • Operated HAAS & YCI machines to manufacture parts/tooling to specific blueprint specs to within .001.
  • Set - up, program and operate a 3 axis Haas VF2 milling machine.
  • Set up and operation of vertical Haas milling centers for the past 13 years.
  • Experience with HAAS (Lathe / Mill) Intuitive Programming and Visual Quick Code.
  • Created part in SolidWorks, imported to MasterCam and created program for HAAS Mill.
  • Program and Operate Haas Mills, Repair and Build Tooling and fixtures for automation lines

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12. Mazak

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Here's how Mazak is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operated CNC milling machines (KURAKI and MAZAK) for the production of aircraft parts.
  • Received training on set up and programming on MAZAK 510C vertical mills, utilizing the MAZATROL controller.
  • Programmed and operated Mazak machining center for production of medical testing equipment.
  • Set up horizontal and vertical mazaks and maintained production
  • Train individuals to properly operate Mazak machines.
  • Programmed and operated Mazak turning centers.
  • Operated Mazak and Cincinnati Flexible Manufacturing System
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials, utilizing Mazak and Haas equipment.
  • Program, setup and operate Mazak Quick Turn 350 and HASS VF4 Mill in the manufacture of citrus processing equipment.
  • Maintained and Operated CNC Mazak Slant Turn Lathe Machine, Cranes (Jib and Overhead) and Cutoff Saw.
  • Set ups on Mazak include fixture change/ adjustment, upload and edit correct program, make offsets as needed.
  • Operated several machines such as Mazaks, grinders, washers, tool hives, lathes, etc.
  • Programmed, ran and maintained Mazak CNC machines, as well as manual and CNC lathes.
  • Set up and operate manual conventional shop machines such as Bridgeport mills, Mazaks Lathes.
  • Operated facing machines, drills, lathes, forklift and CNC (Mazak) machines.
  • Set up and programmed Mazak lathes and milling machines including 4th and 5th axis indexers.
  • Set up, Program, Operate 3 Vertical Machining Centers, 1 Mazak Lathe.
  • Experience in making changes and generating simple code for CNC lathe and Mazak Mill.
  • Programmed, set-up, operated CNC Mazak QT20 lathe for automotive material handling systems.
  • Shop Duties include: programming, set up and operation to Mazak milling machine.

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13. Fanuc

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Here's how Fanuc is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operate CNC Machining Equipment, specifically one FANUC Mill, one HAAS Mill, and two HAAS Lathes.
  • Certified to operate multiple machines such as the FANUC Series 31i-model A5 and other 5 axis machines.
  • G&M PROGRAMING and setup of FANUC controlled DOOSAN PUMA LIVE TOOL LATHE.
  • Prepared and safely and correctly operated Trevisan 4-Axis/FANUC Control machines.
  • Focused primarily on CNC operation using Fanuc controls.
  • Operated puma fanuc control machines280-300-400-700L.
  • Metal work grinding parts to tight tolerance within thousandths of an inch or smaller using Fanuc control systems, CNC O.D.
  • Set up and operation of several automated cells consisting of a CNC lathe, 2 Machining centers and a Fanuc Robot.
  • Perform machining on fanuc controlled lathes and mills, as well as finishing and touch up work on manual equipment.
  • Reduced rework; instituted preventive maintenance through ISO procedures; Gained familiarity with G-code and M-code (Fanuc control).
  • Blueprint reading/programming to blueprint, setting up machine and parts, inspecting completed parts, work on Fanuc CNC Lathe
  • Performed Mazatrol and EIA programs OOYA RE2F 1400 with GENERAL Numeric 7 and 8 controls with FANUC type readers.
  • Set up and run mills and live tooling lathes with Fanuc controls to make fiberglass parts for oil field.
  • Set up and operate 3, 4, and 5 axis CNC machines with emphasis on fanuc controls.
  • Programmed, set-up and operated Gray (Machinery Co.), CNC vertical lathes with Fanuc controls.
  • Do simple set-ups and operate on CNC lathes and operate VMC milling machines with Fanuc Controls.
  • Set up, program edited and operated Toshiba horizontal Fanuc CNC mill for large style parts.
  • Operated CNC vertical turning centers (OM VT5-16n and 20n) with Fanuc 18-T controls.
  • Operated CNC slant bed turning centers (Topper and Hyundai) with Fanuc controls.
  • JOB DUTIES: Quality Control, set ups on CNC, Experience on Fanuc Controls

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14. Aluminum

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Here's how Aluminum is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Repaired permanent molds that formed molten metal, aluminum into casting to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Repaired and installed tarpaulins; weld/fabricated steel and aluminum.
  • Machine and precisely drill aluminum castings for various applications.
  • Shaped aluminum and other materials operating CNC machines.
  • Experienced in Composite and Aluminum Drilling and Machinery.
  • Designed aluminum can handling and conveying equipment.
  • Machined custom aluminum and steel components.
  • Learned how to machine different materials such as; aluminum, steel, titanium, plastics, carbon, and fiberglass.
  • Worked with variety of steel grades, high speed steel, chrome, titanium-nitrate, aluminum, PVD coated and plastics.
  • Experienced with high speed metal saws used for production sawing of aluminum, solved and eliminated alignment and blade spindle overheating.
  • Worked on different metals such as rubber, plastic, brass, steel, aluminum, copper, and other alloys.
  • Constructed parts for hydraulic valves from various types of metal, including cold rolled steel, aluminum, bronze and brass.
  • Bend, shape and cut metal and aluminum pieces using hammers and other equipment such as torches and other heating equipment.
  • Disassembled hydraulic pumps of all makes and sizes, completed custom machining exercises for structural extruded aluminum via engineering design prints.
  • Clean & repair plastic injection molds, aluminum casting dies, trim dies, fixtures & machines to ensure production.
  • Can work with various materials, for example, steel, aluminum, plastic, titanium, copper, etc.
  • Skilled in making very precise measurements as well as working with metals such as aluminum, steel, and Kevlar.
  • Worked with a variety of materials including: aluminum, bronze, brass, Babbitt, plastics, and steel.
  • Monitored the multiple aluminum machines as it drilled, planed, honed, and inserted pins into the aluminum cylinder.
  • Required ability to grind to .0002 tolerance and to a 4 RMS finish on chrome, steel, and aluminum.

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15. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operate hand tools/other machinery as necessary to complete production.
  • Read and understand blueprints, Use a variety of hand tools and measuring instruments while holding tight tolerances on work piece.
  • Set up and run horizontal boring mills, vertical mills, lathes, saws, other small grinders and hand tools.
  • Replaced defective parts with new parts and repaired and reproduced part from various kinds of metal stock, using hand tools.
  • Fit and assemble machined parts into complete units using jigs, pictures, surface plate, hand tools and power tools.
  • Designed and fabricated special holding fixtures for the production machining of assorted hand tools (pliers, wrenches, etc.)
  • Dismantled machines or equipment, using power and hand tools, in order to examine parts for defective parts where needed.
  • Use common hand tools such as wrenches, pliers, electric drills, power saws, welders, and measuring instruments.
  • Operated and inspected a variety of mobile equipment, aerial lifts, hoist and cranes, power and hand tools.
  • Maintain proper care and use of materials, test equipment, machines and hand tools normally associated with assigned job.
  • Be able to follow blueprints, schematics, or drawings using hand tools, power tools, and testing devices.
  • Assemble fluid power components such as pumps, motors, values, and controls using hand tools and holding devices.
  • Placed products or materials into containers, using hand tools and equipment, or fill containers from spouts or chutes.
  • Use of various aircraft industry air tools and hand tools to complete the job with in tolerance of company standards.
  • Repair mold defects, such as cracks or broken edges, using patterns, mold boxes, or hand tools.
  • Mounted and positioned tools in machine chucks, spindles, or other tool holding devices, using hand tools.
  • Selected appropriate speeds and feeds according to types of metal and finish specifications operated hand tools, drill presses.
  • Experienced in the use of a lathe, drill press, Bridgeport end mill and many other hand tools.
  • Position and secure work-pieces on machines, using holding devices, measuring instruments, hand tools, and hoists.
  • Job duties consisted of various machine operations, use of hand tools and manufacturing, molding forming and cutting equipment

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16. Manual Mill

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Here's how Manual Mill is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Manufactured replacement electric motor shafts utilizing manual mills and lathes to meet all applicable tolerances.
  • Operated manual milling and turning production equipment.
  • Performed various manual mill operations.
  • Job duties performed were precision grinding holding .0002 tolerances, manual milling and turning, and quality control of finished parts.
  • Operate and setup of large and small radial drills, manual lathes, manual mill, punch press and shears.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in operating CNC machines, manual mills/lathes and shop tools for the fabrication of tooling and components.
  • Machine parts as required on manual mill or lathe, diagnose and rebuild various gearboxes, motors, or cylinders.
  • Set up and operated CNC and Manual Mills, Lathes and Grinders to produce Naval Avionics and Naval Weaponry.
  • Operated CNC & Manual Mills, lathes, and surface grinders and EDM building molds for investment casting industry.
  • Operated a CNC mill, manual mill, manual lathe, table saws, grinders and many hand tools.
  • Performed Inspections and involved in tool room jobs, worked in their Tool room on Manual milling machine and lathes
  • Utilized manual mills and lathe to make, if necessary, fixtures which aided in CNC Lathe machining processes.
  • Set up and operate CNC and manual mills, lathes, grinders, broaching machines, and hones.
  • Worked with manual Mills, Pedestal grinders, parts inspection, Calipers & Micrometer, use precision measuring tools
  • Machine various parts using manual mills, manual lathes, CNC Haas machining center and CNC Haas lathe.
  • Machine operator were included the following machines: CNC lathe, manual drill press, and manual mill.
  • Set up on and operated manual mills, lathes, drill press, and horizontal CNC mill.
  • Performed complex set ups and operated manual mills, lathes, and grinders in a fast-paced job shop
  • Programmed and ran CNC lathe, manual mills, manual lathes, and other parts of fabrication.
  • Set up and operated CNC lathes, milling machines, boring machines, manual mills and lathes.

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17. Precision Parts

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Here's how Precision Parts is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Educated in customer requirements of precision parts through customer drawings and specifications.
  • Machined precision parts and produced customized prototypes for use in scientific research.
  • Produce precision parts off blueprint to manufacturers standards and blueprint specifications.
  • Inspect precision parts to print specifications using precision measuring instruments.
  • Fabricated precision parts from drawings to required specifications.
  • Created manufacturing drawings of precision parts for inspection.
  • Created precision parts used in manufacturing and engineering.
  • Machined optics and precision parts used in anti-counterfeiting.
  • Machine precision parts to meet government specifications.
  • Manufacture precision parts for automatic labeling machines.
  • Modeled precision parts to customer specifications.
  • Blueprint reading and precision parts manufacturing.
  • Manufactured precision parts using listed machinery.
  • Worked with machine tools, milling machines and lathes to repair machinery or produce precision parts, per specifications and blueprints.
  • Dedicated and skilled Machinist with experience operating CNC milling, lathe and grinding equipment used in manufacturing precision parts.
  • Operate manual and CNC machines, read blue prints, and produce precision parts on CNC milling station.
  • Operated CNC and manual lathes to produce precision parts to specifications outlined by the drawings and process plans.
  • Programmed, setup, calibrated and operated CNC mills, lathes and robotic arms for high precision parts.
  • Machined precision parts for government projects Used precision measuring tools for layout and inspection of machined parts.
  • Set up and operate a variety of machines make precision parts for conveyors, and other machines.

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18. Okuma

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Here's how Okuma is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operated Okuma CNC Machining Centers manufacturing Automotive Turbo Chargers.
  • Maintained and operated Okuma Machining Center.
  • Selected holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on machines primarily on the Okuma horizontal mill.
  • Operate and setup of Okuma CNC Milling machines for Orthopedics, which includes knee, hip, and spine replacement.
  • Set up and run Mori-Seiki mills and lathes, Okuma lathes, and Brother milling machines, also worked with robots
  • Performed set ups and operated various vertical and horizontal turning machines (Okuma, Cincinnati, King).
  • Run small Mitsubishi CNC Grinder with Fanuc control and OKUMA CNC Grinder with G&M codes.
  • Job Description:Program, setup, and operate various Okuma CNC lathes with live tooling.
  • Edited programs and milled key ways in the pinions on an Okuma mill with MC-5va control.
  • Executed daily operations of a robotic cell with two Okuma lathes and one machining center.
  • Set up and operated two Okuma Captain machines averaging eight set ups a day.
  • Set up and operate 4 axis Okuma VMC for the production of oilfield dies.
  • Load, maintain and operate up to 5 Okuma Lathes at one time.
  • Process plan and Programming, Setup and operations of Okuma 2 axis lathes.
  • Program and produce aircraft parts on CNC (Okuma) horizontal lathes.
  • Programmed and operated CNC Okuma lathes and Mitsubishi and Monarch Milling Centers.
  • Operated a CNC Okuma LB-45 and LB-25 to machine oil field related parts
  • Can also run Bridgeport presses, mills and Okuma manual lathes.
  • Operated Okuma lathes, worked with different exotic metals and plastics.
  • Operate Okuma Howe ACT 3 and HL-20 Previous Employment on Request

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19. Aerospace

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Here's how Aerospace is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Worked closely with management and engineering staff to ensure efficient and safe methods were utilized in producing high quality aerospace components.
  • Machined and inspected metal parts used in aerospace industry under military contract (Federal Aviation Administration).
  • Conducted short-run and prototype job machining specializing in Aerospace and Commercial parts with extremely close tolerances.
  • Manufactured tungsten and molybdenum medical and aerospace parts to military and FDA specifications.
  • Operate multiple computer numerically controlled machines to produce high quality aerospace parts.
  • Machined parts on various equipment for aerospace engine companies and military production.
  • Followed proven procedures to accurately reproduce aerospace components in moderate quantities.
  • Manufactured aluminum and plastic parts for aerospace and medical industry customers.
  • Manufacture of Aerospace components from a variety of high temperature alloys.
  • Machined various parts for the aerospace industry following strict FAA regulated parameters
  • Applied manufacturing experience to the research and development of aerospace components.
  • Manufactured prototype Aerospace, Military and Special Weapons parts and systems.
  • Operated machinery in the manufacturing of medical and aerospace products.
  • Applied manufacturing experience to both automotive and aerospace manufacturing.
  • Perform internal audits for conformance to aerospace quality system.
  • Achieved over 27 On-the-Job-Training certifications in aerospace machining.
  • Worked with aluminum materials for aerospace machining.
  • Completed projects for automotive and aerospace industry.
  • Classified Research & Development for aerospace industry.
  • Manufactured aerospace, military and commercial products.

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20. Inspect Parts

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Here's how Inspect Parts is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Utilize precision measuring tools to inspect parts ensuring quality production.
  • Used measuring devices and blueprints to inspect parts for tolerance and visually inspected surfaces for appearance and any other potential problems.
  • Run vertical CNC machines, inspect parts per blue prints, using calipers, micrometers, dial indicators and go-no-go gauges.
  • Job Duties: Prototype machining, fixtures, tools, program, set up and run CNC machines and inspect parts.
  • Inspect parts during run and before shipping, jobs vary from 1 part to semi production (100-200 pieces).
  • Used calipers, micrometers, radius gauge, pin gauges to inspect parts comes off the machine.
  • Use micrometers, calipers, and indicators to inspect parts to ensure QA and assemble parts.
  • Run CNC machines, inspect parts, Read prints, Complete paperwork for each part completed.
  • Work with tolerances of .0002Use microscope to inspect parts and computer operated microscope to measure them.
  • Inspect parts at end of operations to ensure proper specs and give first articles when needed.
  • Work within a cell environment to prepare tooling, execute job setup, and inspect parts.
  • Quote, program, set-up, operate machine, and inspect parts to blue print.
  • Inspect parts using micrometers, dial indicators, gauges, and calipers to assure quality.
  • Used inspection measurement instruments to inspect parts prior to, during and after machining operations.
  • Inspect parts by verifying dimensions to blueprint specs and completing inspection sheets as required.
  • Used micrometers, calipers and other gauges to inspect parts throughout production cycle.
  • Assemble and inspect parts for Georgia pacific soap dispensers and paper towel holders.
  • Inspect parts for accuracy in order to comply with the quality control process.
  • Inspect parts for visual flaws and replace tooling to correct any faults.
  • Heat treat and grind name tools and inspect parts for overall quality.

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21. OD

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Here's how OD is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Test experimental models under simulated operating conditions for such purposes as development, standardization, and feasibility of design.
  • Operated heavy duty manufacturing equipment to prepare metal products according to customer specification.
  • Worked as an apprentice machinist on-site at several manufacturing facilities during production shutdowns.
  • Established good working relationships between engineers, designers, and production operators.
  • Collaborate with veteran technicians in production assembly to complete complex projects.
  • Detailed machining of hardened steel products using milling machines/grinding wheel machining.
  • Developed sources & methods to fabricate competition & experimental equipment.
  • Produced excellent quality parts in a demanding work environment.
  • Participated in quality and control of all production operations.
  • Generated blueprints and created advertisements to promote product designs.
  • Implement production schedule while maintaining strict manufacturing standards.
  • Fabricate vibratory inline drive units for production processes.
  • Decipher blueprints and run all production projects independently.
  • Provide on-call repair service for production machinery.
  • Assembled and fixed product to customer specifications.
  • Produced high-quality parts while meeting production requirements.
  • Produce experimental fixtures for cell phone refurbishment.
  • Keep machines functioning to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Company produced corrugated boxes for surrounding businesses.
  • Received performance bonuses based on productivity.

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22. EDM

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Here's how EDM is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Obtained a welding certification from Piedmont Community College.
  • Set up and operate EDM wire machines to extract samples from different materials for University of Dayton Research Department.
  • Milled and turned electrodes for the wire EDM Setup and ran two Boston Digital Machines with four heads each.
  • Lead for overnight EDM department for 3 years, making offsets on CNC machines for myself and two other people
  • Trained to make jigs for EDM wire cut machines and the operation of EDM wire and burn machine.
  • Utilized CNC lathes, mills, grinders, EDM s and other equipment to manufacture implants and/or instruments.
  • Machined parts using mills, lathes, EDM, specially made tools that are non-attainable through factory order.
  • Produced machined parts by setting up, editing programs and operating EDM machines; wire and sinker.
  • Automated screw machine, CNC Mills, wire EDM, tool grinding equipment, fork-lift and crane operation
  • Experience with Computer Aided Manufacturing and Computer Aided Drafting software used in programming of Wire EDM Machines.
  • Machined parts using ram EDM, surface grinder, cylindrical grinder, vertical mills and jig grinder.
  • Wire EDM Machinist, Responsible to program and set-up jobs holding +/-.0002 tolerance on position and size.
  • Set up of EDM machines, responsible for form grinding and machining all electrodes for tooling.
  • Program, setup, and operate CNC lathes, Milling Centers, and Wire EDM machines.
  • Design electrodes for sinker EDM to manufacture or repair molds that are otherwise difficult to machine.
  • Company wanted someone to learn the wire EDM's on the weekends and I volunteered.
  • Use of EDM for small tolerances and to allow the proper shape and outline needed.
  • Operated machine such as hole popper, EDM machine, CNC grinding, CNC laser welding
  • Operated boring mills, EDM's, CNC's, and general machine shop equipment
  • Make and repair fixtures for EDM as well as other areas of the shop.

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23. Turret Lathe

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Here's how Turret Lathe is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and ran engine and turret lathes Set up and Ran VTL'S Forklift operator, load and unload trucks
  • Used a variety of different machines including: CNC, turret lathes, machining centers and standard tool room equipment.
  • Operate milling, turret lathe, and tool die grinder, drill press, and vertical plane, Tools maker.
  • Operated many types of manual equipment such as lathes, mills, line boring machines and vertical turret lathes.
  • Machined and fit various turbine and compressor parts using lathes, vertical turret lathes, and horizontal boring mills.
  • Operated machining equipment such as jig bores, manual lathes, vertical turret lathes, horizontal and vertical grinders.
  • Set up and operation of conventional lathes, turret lathes, milling machines, horizontal boring mills Forklift operator
  • Set up and operate: Engine Lathe, Turret Lathe, Vertical Turret Lathe, Vertical Milling Machine.
  • Operated radial arm drill, manual lathe, manual mills, horizontal turret lathe and vertical turret lathe.
  • Operate a Manual Vertical Turret Lathe (VTL) Operate an Engine Lathe (EL) Operate Saws Laborer
  • Operated horizontal turret lathe machine, part drawings and calibrated tools to manufacture and inspect quality parts.
  • Operated a manual vertical turret lathe to machine valves, often with extremely small margins of error.
  • Set up and operation of CNC milling (vertical & horizontal) machines, and turret lathes.
  • Operated turret lathe milling machine Performed machine set ups: turning, boring, facing, threading.
  • Have experience in set up and tear down of turret lathe and bar feed turret lathes.
  • Operated and did setups on Engine and Turret Lathe machining parts for carts for military weapon transport
  • Operate Engine lathe, Turret lathe, Gap Bed lathe to machine parts to specified tolerance.
  • Operated heavy duty lathes, boring machines, vertical turret lathes, mills and grinders.
  • Job Description: Set up and operation of engine lathes, turret lathes and mills.
  • Skilled in the setup and operation of manual vertical mills, turret lathes and shears.

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24. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Complete preventative maintenance reports and other documents to communicate status of equipment and action required for effective operation of production equipment.
  • Maintained production line equipment and performed preventative maintenance on open hearth and electric furnaces, vertical and horizontal centrifugal casting machines.
  • Job roles and responsibilities include troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance with stationary and rotating equipment.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on electrical panels and distribution, refrigeration, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Maintain accurate daily logs of operations, preventative maintenance and details of equipment malfunctions.
  • Performed Preventative Maintenance on machines according to manufacturing specifications and reported problems to management.
  • Performed as needed preventative maintenance and developed operating experience on lathes and vertical mills.
  • Performed weekly preventative maintenance on the machines and followed standard operating procedures.
  • Trained in the safe operations and preventative maintenance of company machinery.
  • Developed an innovative preventative maintenance program for components in the facility.
  • Maintained equipment by completing preventative maintenance and making repairs as needed.
  • Maintained power plant equipment, performed preventative maintenance and turbine overhaul.
  • Completed tasks related to machinery repair and performed routine preventative maintenance.
  • Performed preventative maintenance of equipment and maintained clean work area.
  • Completed approximately 8,000 hours of preventative maintenance with positive feedback.
  • Maintained machines by performing constant inspection and preventative maintenance duties.
  • Perform daily visual inspection and preventative maintenance on machining equipment.
  • Performed overall preventative maintenance of production equipment and facilities.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all production and building equipment.
  • Performed preventative maintenance services on production parts and machines.

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25. Manual Machines

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Here's how Manual Machines is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Load and operate automatic or manual machines to complete specified operations to desired product quality levels.
  • Operate manual machines*Make parts to print*Set up/Operate CNC Mills and Lathes*Minor conversational/G-coded programs
  • Operated multiple computerized and manual machines in accordance with safety standards.
  • Implemented new production efficiency schedules for manual machines.
  • Attended the Halliburton machine shop class, 350 hours of blueprint reading, lathes, mills, drill and manual machines.
  • Set up and operate HAAS CNC lathe and mill, Set and operate all manual machines to support the valve shop.
  • Operated many machines to produce unique parts for the industrial application including CNC mills and lathes as well as manual machines.
  • Performed set ups and operated various types of machines including cylindrical grinders, lathes, and various types of manual machines.
  • Operated manual machines such as engine lathe, boring mill, vertical and horizontal milling machines, grinders and honing machines.
  • Machine various parts using HAAS CNC and manual machines including manual mills, lathes, surface grinder, Blanchard grinders.
  • Repaired and made new parts for dies forming plastic parts using manual machines such as the lathe and milling machine.
  • Set up and run manual machines, programmed and ran CNC machines Programmed in virtual Gibbs Coordinated large-scale and complex operations
  • Used manual machines to perform various operations for companies such as Lockheed, Boeing, Goodrich, and BAE Systems.
  • Set up and operate all manual machines including lathes, milling machines, HBM, grinders, saws, etc.
  • Operate a variety of CNC/Manual machines by using a variety of measuring tools and gauges (micrometers, calipers).
  • Manufacture of close tolerance medical components Set up and operated CNC Mills, CNC Turning centers and numerous manual machines
  • Preformed duties in machining technologies, including set up and operation of several types of CNC and Manual Machines.
  • Instruct students in the occupation of machine technology such as Manual machines, CNC, and blueprint reading.
  • Create and implement fixtures and process for CNC and manual machines, as well as generate corresponding paperwork.
  • Make fixtures, prototypes, and other special non-production parts using a combination of CNC and manual machines.

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26. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Researched and procured Manufacturing and inspection equipment to migrate out sourced machined components in house.
  • Operated Lathe, Shear, Break, Band saw, MIG Welder and 3-axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) mill,
  • Planned appropriate sequences a sheet metal or machined part might need, to meet a print s manufacturing specifications.
  • Used other tools such as grinders, band saw, belt sanders, and MIG welders to complete work.
  • Machine parts to within tolerance for daily production, MIG weld, grind, forklift, order parts and tooling
  • Performed bolt extractions, structural welding using GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (arc) welding procedures.
  • Operated Fork-Lift, MIG/Stick Welder, Lade, Mill, Lap Machine, and Surface Grinder.
  • Operated TIG and MIG welders for brazing turbines, and drill presses to remove/insert rivets.
  • Straightened heat treated shafts, Brazed tungsten carbide tool details, and performed MIG welding.
  • Repaired MIG and TIG welded bearing housings and shaft diameters holding tolerances within .0002 tenths.
  • Assisted machinist on shop floor with any problems are concerns that they might encounter.
  • Interdicted, boarded/inspected suspected vessels for contraband, weapons, illegal immigrants, etc.
  • Use MIG and TIG welding and silver soldering to fabricate fixtures and tooling.
  • Utilized MIG welding when needed for structural welding of brackets and oil fittings.
  • Operated plasma and Oxy-Acetylene Torches, along with MIG and TIG welding.
  • Experienced in MIG welding, grinding, sanding, and machining.
  • Keep maintenance informed of any malfunctions the late might be having.
  • Weld parts using MIG, and Stick welding methods.
  • Use of MIG welders, oxygen and acetylene torch.
  • Performed various MIG and TIG welding.

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27. CMM

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Here's how CMM is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Measured parts using micrometers, calipers, bore gauges, depth gauges, height gauges and CMM programs.
  • Qualified to operate boring mills, lathe, milling machines, surface grinders, drill presses, CMM experience
  • Started as a machine operator then was shortly qualified, then moved to receive qualification as CMM operator.
  • Experience using CMM, and OGP machines to help hold tight tolerances as well as micrometers and calipers.
  • Perform quality checks at different stages of machining process using gauges, air micrometers, and CMM machines.
  • Used a CMM and a flow tester to ensure turbine engines met standards set by our customer.
  • Performed component inspection with CMM and hand gauges ensuring production specifications and quality standards were met.
  • Do all scheduled quality checks and run CMM on parts produced making any adjustments as needed.
  • Check parts on CMM after cutting to make sure parts were run within the appropriate tolerances.
  • Inspect parts for quality and compliance using micrometers, calipers, CMM and other inspection equipment.
  • Check my own parts that did not require a CMM before submitting them to my supervisor.
  • Experienced using CMM's, and practiced Geometric Tolerance and Design (GD&T).
  • Utilized part prints and engineering drawings to assure quality via CMM and other measuring tools.
  • Experience in the use of inspection equipment such as CMM, Con-tracer and Laser Micrometers.
  • Performed dimensional and visual inspections using standard gauges and CMM, and other quality procedures.
  • Assist in design, refinement, and manufacture of a portable CMM originated by PPI.
  • Program offsets, complete setups, ability to operate CMM, and quality control equipment.
  • Help with Master-Cam CMM to run and check parts specification part per Boeing blueprint.
  • Utilized CMM with APOGE V5 solid model surface, checking simple to complex parts.
  • Operate CMM to ensure parts are maintained within tolerance for each order of parts.

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28. Ensure Conformance

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Here's how Ensure Conformance is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Measure and examine completed units in order to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as calipers and/or micrometers.
  • Measured and examined to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.
  • Specified system components and directed product modifications to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Measure dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Measured and inspected machined parts to ensure conformance to product specifications.
  • Utilized gauging equipment to ensure conformance to engineering specifications and standards.
  • Measure to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments.
  • Conduct the inspection and measurement of complete projects using micrometers, calipers, Vernier measurement tools to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Measure completed units to ensure conformance to specifications, using calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Performed chemical tests on product to ensure conformance with specifications, using standard test equipment, materials, and procedure.
  • Machine small batch custom products- Inspect parts to ensure conformance to prints- Clean and pack orders for shipment- Inventory Control
  • Measure, examine, and test reworked components in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to OEM specifications.
  • Measure, examine and test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications using precision instruments.
  • Performed part inspections by measuring, examining or testing units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Measure parts to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring tools, and by visual examination.
  • Inspect completed parts in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Measured, Inspected, And Tested Units To Identify Defects And Ensure Conformance To Specifications.
  • Diagnose and trouble shoot units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Measure and examine completed parts to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications.

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29. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Functioned independently on weekend shift in decision-making and producing close-tolerance stainless steel parts.
  • Drilled specific diameters for modifications to stainless steel and aluminum metals.
  • Machined various stainless steel and thermoplastic components for laboratory use.
  • Manufactured stainless steel products for dairy industry.
  • Fabricated and machined torpedo tube stainless steel, and overhauled various valves and pumps for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.
  • Design and build fixtures for assembly department * Produce prototype air and hydraulic cylinders, using plastic, aluminum and stainless steel
  • Design & build stainless steel chutes for removing injected plastic parts from molds and placing on conveyor belt to be packaged.
  • Machined small quantities (25- 50 pieces) of aircraft instrument parts using stainless steel, aluminum, brass and plastic.
  • Worked with a variety of various materials such as stainless steel, tool steel, aluminum, bronze, and plastic.
  • Work with metals like aluminum stainless steel brass in various lengths and thicknesses, help in other areas as needed.
  • Machined aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, and plastic parts in a high production environment to specific tolerances.
  • Job shop environment, materials including stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, carbide, and other exotic metals 2.
  • Worked with a variety of materials such as: cast iron, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and titanium
  • Machined materials and parts, including aluminum, stainless steel, castings, composites & hog-outs per blue print specifications.
  • Job Duties: Lathe operations, Mill operations, cast iron / stainless steel / mild steel and aluminum.
  • Operate or tend machines to wash and remove impurities from items such as aluminum, Stainless steel, nickel.
  • Worked with basic metals such as carbon/stainless steel and brass to exotic metals like nickel alloys and super alloys.
  • Experience in machining 303, 304 & 416 Stainless Steel, various types of Aluminum & Peak Composite Material.
  • Used stainless steels to produce bushings to be placed in those holes to bring hole back to nominal size.
  • Close tolerance machining of various types of materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and many exotics.

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30. Vernier Calipers

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Here's how Vernier Calipers is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Used instruments such as micrometers and Vernier calipers for accurate measurement.
  • Procured exact measurements of tools using vernier calipers and micrometer.
  • Achieved blueprint reading skills, ability to use measuring tools such as, micrometers, vernier calipers, gauges, etc.
  • Measured and calculated conforming specifications, dimensions, and tolerance using micrometer instruments, templates, fixtures, and Vernier calipers.
  • Measured dimensions of tools using instruments such a vernier calipers and micrometer, aligned cutting tools and accessories onto machines.
  • Utilized vernier calipers to check valve, sleeves and bearings and dial calipers to get direct readings of measurements.
  • Use of precision measuring devices including micrometers, scales, Vernier calipers, depth gauges, dial indicators.
  • Measured dimensions of tools using Vernier calipers, micrometer screw gauges, and other machinist tools.
  • Calculated dimensions using precision tools such as micrometers, vernier calipers, and dial indicators.
  • Measured dimensions of tools using instruments such as vernier calipers & micrometer screw gauges.
  • Read blueprints, micrometers, Vernier calipers and gauges to maintain high precision tolerances.
  • Use precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, vernier calipers, scales, calipers.
  • Perform quality control test such as dies, micrometers, Vernier calipers.
  • Measure dimensions of tools using instruments like vernier calipers and micrometer gauge.
  • Measured Dimensions, Using Instruments Micrometers And Vernier Calipers.
  • Use of micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Measured tools such as dial and vernier calipers, ID MICS, depth mics, ball mics, etc.
  • Use measuring devices such as micrometers, vernier calipers, indicators and thread, ring, plug and snap gages.
  • Measured the dimensions of parts using instruments like vernier calipers, micrometers, screw gauges, and depth guages.
  • Advanced to the pay grade E-3 Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or Vernier calipers.

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31. Fadal

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Here's how Fadal is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Operate OKK and FADAL machines, to manufacture parts / tooling to specific blueprints specs to within .0005 - .002.
  • Operate CNC machines, HAAS, FADAL and some MORI to manufacture parts/tooling to specific blueprints specs to within .001.
  • Conducted setups and operated CNC machining and turning centers - FADAL VMC and HARDINGE lathes.
  • Can replace spindle belts and other specialized maintenance on FADAL and HAAS machines.
  • Worked manufacturing EDM electrodes using FADAL CNC machines using Master Cam version 8.1.1
  • Program, set-up, and operate FADAL CNC vertical mills.
  • Set up and operated 2 FADAL C.N.C.
  • Lead 10 to 15 operators in conducting setups and operating CNC machines and turning centers - FADAL VMC and Mazak lathes.
  • Set up and run prototype and production Haas and Fadal mills, including quality control and inspection of parts.
  • Assisted CNC machinist in billet preparation, part set-up, and machine maintenance for Fadal and Haas CNC machines.
  • Program, set -up and operate various CNC Mills, including Haas and Fadal, to close tolerances.
  • Operated Fadal CNC machining center, which included programming of parts for progressive punch dies.
  • Gained valuable experience with the 5 axis Fadal machining aircraft components for numerous aircraft manufacturers.
  • Set up and programmed Mazak and FADAL CNC vertical mills using BOBCAM programming system.
  • Metal machining, responsible for set-up and running of Fadal vertical milling machines.
  • Operated lathes, mills, grinders, Fadal and Bridgeport CNC machines.
  • Machined cross- head zinc die head guides using a Fadal machining center.
  • Programmed and operated 3 and 4-axis Fadal and Toyoda CNC machining centers.
  • Worked a CNC fadal to build machine parts for tobacco farming equipment.
  • Hand programmed Fadal Vertical Machining Centers using G and M codes.

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32. Mori Seiki

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Here's how Mori Seiki is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Run CNC MORI SEIKI NH 4000 and quick change tool head for CNC LATHE and Machining Center.
  • Set up and operated 3 MORI SEIKI C.N.C.
  • Set up and operate Mori Seiki CNC controlled Horizontal Mill and various other equipment including Broach and other milling equipment.
  • Operated a variety of machines, including a 9-axis Mori Seiki mill/turn center with a 25" boring bar.
  • Operated the Mori Seiki SL-25, SL-250, and the SL-253 to machine the rotors according to drawing dimensions.
  • Machine part on Mori Seiki SL-3 (2 axis) CNC Lathe and Machining Centers 5.
  • Set up & run Mori Seiki, Haas & Cincinnati CNC Lathes to manufacture forging dies.
  • Programmed and operated Mori Seiki 2 Axis Lathe using G-code, conversational, and MasterCAM.
  • Job Description: Set up and run Mori Seiki horizontal and vertical mills.
  • Set up and ran a three pallet Mori Seiki SH500 horizontal milling machine.
  • Worked with vertical and horizontal (Mori Seiki) CNC machines as well.
  • Have also Operated 3,4, and 5 axis Mori Seiki and Haas mills.
  • Set up/program Mori Seiki lathes to run assembly components for riveting machines.
  • Set up and ran a 2 pallet Mori seiki MH630 milling machine.
  • Assisted Mori Seiki factory technicians in the installation and set-up of SL403.
  • Set up and operate Mori Seiki Lathes Maintain a high level of productivity
  • Machined parts on Haas CNC Lathe and Mori Seiki machining centers.
  • Monitored operation of Mori Seiki turn mill, including tool setting.
  • Operate Large Boring Mill, cross train on Mori Seiki mills.
  • Cut metal into auto parts using Mori Seiki lathe and mill

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33. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Lead a shift of individuals while troubleshooting machinery to maintain production quotas * Responsible for shipping/receiving department after hour deliveries
  • Maintained equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Serviced and installed well and irrigation pumps, electrical troubleshooting and repair, fabrication/machinist, small engine repair
  • Maintained specifications by observing, taking measurements, troubleshooting and adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Worked closely with customers to determine job requirements, troubleshoot equipment problems and answer customer questions.
  • Conducted press and die troubleshooting and implemented solutions to provide continuous operations and ensure quality.
  • Work in tandem with cognizant engineers to ensure proper manufacturing procedure and troubleshoot discrepancies.
  • Machine Builder Assembled equipment and provided troubleshooting in resolution of operational malfunctions.
  • Increased productivity by troubleshooting work-holding issues, including machine capacities and tooling.
  • Improved performance of individual units by performing troubleshooting and repair.
  • Build custom hydraulic cylinders from blueprints, troubleshoot hydraulic system failures
  • Participated in troubleshooting sessions to minimize deficiencies and maximize production.
  • Performed preventive maintenance on Machinery, troubleshooting and repairing.
  • Identify quality problems and support/provide troubleshooting to reconcile issue.
  • Interacted with managers for decisions machine upgrades and troubleshooting.
  • Maintained equipment by repairing and modification and troubleshooting problems.
  • Repaired used shafts which required troubleshooting and fabrication capabilities.
  • Performed troubleshooting on machinery and conducted necessary maintenance repairs.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and maintenance including troubleshooting and repair.
  • Performed mechanical, troubleshooting and repairs of equipment.

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34. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Received notification from control laboratory, supervisors or other workers to make specified operating adjustments during Tank Foaming operations.
  • Coordinated and acted as liaison between operations, fabrication and material procurement to ensure consistent quality and flow processes.
  • Utilized ISO, Military and other national or international quality standards to manufacture and assemble governors.
  • Collaborated with other employees and supervisors to ensure smooth work flow and efficient organization operations.
  • Reported defects in parts/materials to the Team Leader, Production Supervisor or Quality Control immediately.
  • Informed supervisors and maintenance when machines and operating equipment needed major or minor service.
  • Communicated with engineering and supervisory staff to assist in continuous process improvement.
  • Compiled information and reported to supervisors; identified trends to prevent problems.
  • Monitor equipment operation, report malfunctions or maintenance requirements to supervisor.
  • Reviewed blueprints, discussed equipment needs and modifications with supervisors.
  • Maintain records and reports as required by specification and/or supervisor.
  • Coordinate with supervisor on machine operation and material sequencing.
  • Maintain documentation on work performed for accountability to supervisor.
  • Promote quality control through comparison of produced products.
  • Supervised operations in absence of normal supervisor.
  • Maintained close personal contact with immediate supervisors.
  • Reported to the Manufacturing Supervisor.
  • Problem-solved and communicated with supervisors on machine and work status and on supply of electrodes and copper rod's for jobs.
  • Study guides, samples, charts, and specification sheets or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine set-up requirements.
  • Observe good health and safety policies and procedures and report all injuries or hazardous conditions to the Supervisor without delay.

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35. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Receive engineering prints, interpret for proper manufacturing sequence to assure efficient machining from raw materials.
  • Developed a broad understanding of manufacturing processes from raw materials to finished products.
  • Operate forklift to move raw materials, empty scrap hoppers, and to load and unload finished goods on trucks.
  • Help customers, order supplies, manage inventory, prepare out going shipments, produce parts from raw materials.
  • Operated forklift to move and retrieve raw materials from storage racks in and outside the facility.
  • Manage inventory control and order all tooling and raw materials required to fulfill company contracts.
  • Organized raw materials, finished product and job orders for both day and night shifts.
  • Conducted incoming material inspection (heat sink extrusions, raw materials and Stamped parts).
  • Machine operator for calibration of raw materials, assembly, and final product quality assurance.
  • Adjusted machines and tools to achieve blueprint requirement Set up raw materials onto the machines.
  • Devise a plan of steps to obtain my raw materials and cut to rough size.
  • Well versed in all operations needed to take raw materials to a finished packaged product.
  • Prepared bill of lading with computers, replenish and stock raw materials for production runs.
  • Produced parts from raw materials according to print to fulfill customer special orders as needed.
  • Receive raw materials, process parts and components, beat build of material times.
  • Set up machines to produce parts from metal, plastics, and raw materials.
  • Operate equipment used in loading and unloading of raw materials and finished parts.
  • Cut raw materials for use in prescription and maintained production from minimal down-time.
  • Moved to sawing and handling of raw materials within the first few months.
  • Set up raw materials and operated machinery and tools to achieve blueprint requirements.

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36. Quality Checks

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Here's how Quality Checks is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Sharpened tools and setup machinery for operations, providing quality checks throughout to ensure safe and efficient production operations.
  • Perform and document quality checks during operations using measuring instruments to assure component compliance.
  • Performed quality checks on parts taking measurements to verify tolerances were within specifications.
  • Ordered materials* Operated forklift* Produced gears* Implemented quality checks* Stocked material
  • Conducted quality checks for manufactured parts.
  • Perform safety and quality checks regularly.
  • Complete 1st piece inspection of part and maintain consistent quality checks fill out in process and final inspection reports.conduct daily machine maintenance
  • Prepare and verify materials to be used, inspect and quality checks to ensure efficiency and to meet deadlines.
  • Train new people on the proper procedures of machining, blueprint reading and quality checks on all parts.
  • Loaded machines with aerospace parts, and did quality checks on the part when it was done.
  • Served trade in machining and currently noted as SME in design and quality checks for the department.
  • Performed quality checks using inspection tools such as micrometer, dial indicator, calipers, I.D.
  • Team Leader responsible for overseeing, training, and doing quality checks for team members.
  • Read blue prints to insure quality checks for correct diameters and lengths of parts.
  • Do quality checks and inspections on all of my parts and operate a fork truck
  • Performed quality checks on each machined part to make sure it met quality standards.
  • Executed quality checks on production runs; 100% quality from inspection results.
  • Perform quality checks per print and ISO guidelines using a various measurement tools.
  • Worked with various schematics on a daily basis while performing quality checks.
  • Perform all quality checks and GD&T measurements to corporate standards.

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37. Mastercam

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Here's how Mastercam is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Utilized Pro/E, SolidWorks, and MasterCAM to design and program parts.
  • Analyzed and programmed designs/drawings for CNC machining using SolidWorks and MasterCAM.
  • Accomplished MasterCam programming 4 Axis VMC and 2 Axis Lathe.
  • Used MasterCam 9.0 to create geometry in 2D and 3D.
  • Completed MasterCAM mill and lathe certified training courses.
  • Programmed all parts in MasterCAM or using G=code.
  • Utilized MASTERCAM X to program part geometry.
  • Programmed with G-code and MasterCAM X4.
  • Use MasterCam to draw and program.
  • Worked with MasterCam Version 6.
  • Create CNC programs using MasterCam.
  • Lead Programmer of a R&D shop using MasterCAM X7.
  • Utilized Mastercam software to quickly and effectively produce parts.
  • Programmed CNC machines using Mastercam.variety of c
  • Program machining centers using Mastercam.
  • Set up and operate mill machines, create and modify programs in mastercam, operate forklift and weld as need it.
  • Utilize the following computer programs, Microsoft Office Works, word, Power Point, Excel, and Mastercam
  • Utilized 3D design software, such as SolidWorks and Mastercam for part machine programming and 3D models.
  • Programmed various CNC mills and lathes using Mastercam X2 and X3 for both production and prototype products.
  • Complete setups, program by hand or on Mastercam for 4 axis vertical or horizontal CNC mills.

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38. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Experience working with very tight tolerances and history of accurately meeting tolerance requirements.
  • Worked with operational prints holding tight tolerances for military aircraft.
  • Maintain tight manufacturing tolerances based on blueprint specifications.
  • Manufacture surgical instruments to very tight tolerances.
  • Performed precision manufacturing of tight tolerance parts.
  • Measured tight tolerance fits with calibrated precision equipment
  • Maintained tight tolerances, performed quality assurance.
  • Machined very tight tolerance medical device components.
  • Produced various metal products, learned different machining techniques and worked diligently with a great attention to detail to meet tight deadlines
  • Learned ability to: use various types of precision measuring tools, investigate and resolve problems; devise and implement solutions.
  • Drill work to .018 micrometers both digital and manual work with extremely tight tolerances to +/- thousandths to _/-.002 thousandths.
  • Used micrometers, height gauge, plug gauge and read blueprint to make sure parts are in tight tolerance.
  • Change flag post for bar feeder loading all programs and editing program dimension to hold tight tolerances in incremental G-codes
  • Awarded for excellence in Customer Service, with certifications in Team Leadership Training, Managing Difficult Situation and Investigations.
  • Lift, tighten, adjust and/or secure heavy objects in order to perform work and/or to observe safety precautions.
  • Job responsibilities include lathe and mill work with cold rolled, stainless and aluminum, TIG and stick welding.
  • Read blue prints and followed tight tolerances using micrometers, calipers, thread wires, and depth mics.
  • Performed first response, investigation, and determination of all possible quality issues affecting the production of product.
  • Produced parts with tight tolerances, measured in microns and normally had a range of +/- 15-20 microns.
  • Set up and ran CNC vertical mills and lathes to produce tight tolerance parts for the aerospace industry.

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39. VTL

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Here's how VTL is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Run conventional mills, Lathes, and VTL's to manufacture parts for our customers working from forgings or raw material.
  • Operated CNC - VTL, utilizing programs within the machine to change parameters in order to change dimensions according to print.
  • Can set up and operate lathe, mill, drill presses, VTL and boring mills to manufacture parts as needed.
  • Operated VTL's, lathes and milling machines to produce various parts for local companies in the manufacturing of valves.
  • Set up and operated 5 and 6 axis HBM and VTL, inventory, performed offsets, and tool changes.
  • Repaired gas compressor components, operated manual engine lathes, mills, drill presses, VTL's, O.D.
  • Set up and operate lathes, VTL's, horizontal machining centers, and vertical machining centers.
  • Operate large VTL (72" chuck) to manufacture new bearing rings and labyrinth seals.
  • Performed set-ups for up to 5 different lathes (CNC machining centers) and VTL's.
  • Operated machine tools such as lathes, vertical boring mill/VTL to produce metal parts.
  • Set up and run conventional VTL to manufacture valve bodies for our customers.
  • Set up and Operation of 63 Toshiba VTL with 3 Axis Milling Head.
  • Set up and operate VTL, Horizontal Mill, Bridgeport and CNC Lathe.
  • Completed setups and operations performed on large VTL and large horizontal floor mills.
  • Handled large manual VTL machine and manual mills and lathes.
  • Set up, operated and modified programs for VTL lathes.
  • Operate VTL, Horizontal boring mills for pump casing repairs.
  • Operated a VTL in a fast paced job shop.
  • Set up and operate VTL and Lucas boring mill.
  • Surface and Blanchard grinding, VTL, Horizontal Lathe

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40. Screw Machines

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Here's how Screw Machines is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Developed and documented training program for screw machines and successfully trained new associates on proper operation.
  • Operated New Britain Screw Machines efficiently and effectively producing a quality product.
  • Operated Brown and Sharpe Single Spindle Screw machines to make production of small parts for manufactured outdoor power equipment.
  • Set and operate Acme-Gridley automatic screw machines * Hold dimensional tolerances on work * Comply with internal quality control
  • Set up and ran screw machines and grinders made our own form tools and sharpened them as needed.
  • Trained personal in all aspects of all machine details used in the manufacturing of production screw machines.
  • Set up Star screw machines with proper paper work, programs, tooling, and ran production.
  • Developed excellent leadership skills while training new employees on all company CNC screw machines and lathes.
  • Screw machines here were used for building mostly parts for Dover elevator plants in Middleton Tn.
  • Set up and operated Manuel Screw Machines Bridgeport's Lathes, Saws and Nichols Slotting Machines.
  • Operate screw machines, read blue prints, used precision measuring instruments for tolerance checks.
  • Machine Operator: Set-up and operated Brown & Sharpe and New Britain screw machines.
  • Set up and operated automatic screw machines producing hose fittings of steel and brass.
  • Moved Back to NC >Read Blueprints, Operate Davenport Automatic Screw Machines.
  • Set up and run screw machines making high quality fasteners of exotic alloys.
  • Set up and operation of Brown & Sharpe screw machines and Job Shop orders
  • Set up and operated Davenport screw machines to manufacture parts according to blueprints.
  • Have 2 years of experience rebuilding and re manufacturing davenport screw machines.
  • Operate lathes, screw machines, broaching presses and automatic broaching presses.
  • Set up and operated production type machines, screw machines etc.

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41. Edit Programs

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Here's how Edit Programs is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Edit programs to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Edit programs to meet engineering specifications.
  • Set up and operate, edit programs, part check others, help manage daily work load to maintain constant flow.
  • Edit programs, set up and operate various sized CNC lathes including a Citizen 3-axis with milling and drilling attachments.
  • Train new hires on various Campbell CNC grinders and Blanchard grinder; to set/up machine and edit programs as needed.
  • Write and edit programs, using the DNC to load programs to and CNC machines Verify blueprints for each jobs.
  • Set up and operate horizontal and vertical machining centers, adjust and make fixtures and tooling, edit programs
  • Edit programs made off line as well as making programs at the machine to produce parts to print.
  • Manufacture, Prototype and Develop parts, edit programs and make customer ordered parts to print specifications.
  • Set up, edit programs, inspection, and short run production in a job shop environment.
  • Operate lathe and milling machines, Punch and dies, edit programs, setup, offset adjustments
  • Set up, edit programs as needed, and operate CNC Turning and Milling Centers.
  • Edit programs within machines such as feed and speeds to extend tool life and efficiency.
  • Edit programs for feeds and speed plus any alternate moves that may be needed.
  • Set up operate and edit programs to produce parts on a CNC Boring Mill.
  • Job Duties: CNC Machine operate, edit programs, measure and clean products.
  • Program and edit programs, set-up and run CNC lathes and vertical machining center.
  • Edit programs, approve new programs and detect G-code errors before they arise.
  • Load and edit programs if needed to complete parts as per blue print.
  • Read blueprints and edit programs as needed to machine parts to spec.

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42. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Machined simple parts to complex assemblies with narrow tolerance requirements for scientific and academic prototyping.
  • Modified and revised established drawing using AutoCad and SolidWorks.
  • Balanced operation between Digital Printers and Cad Cutters.
  • Created and designed production machinery using AutoCad R12.
  • Prepared engineering drawings on computer using AutoCAD.
  • Produced production drawings using CAD technology.
  • Develop cad/cam programs and machining strategy.
  • Used AutoCAD to figure complex trigonometry problems and for updating old sketches of machine parts for use in the entire plant.
  • Trained existing and new employees on QuickCad programming, operation of CNC and manual mills, and shop equipment.
  • Performed various custom machine work on conventional lathes and mills; CAD, CNC machines, and grinding equipment.
  • Develop the CAM files from CAD models for CNC processes such as milling, turning and other machining processes.
  • Advanced AutoCAD including 3-D, Principles of Project Management, SAP, Lotus Notes, and Statistical Quality Control.
  • Programmed, set up, and operated HURCO VMX vertical machining center (using EASYCAM cad system).
  • Programmed, and ran G&L VMC and horizontal boring mill using Gibbs Cam CAD CAM program.
  • Load raw materials and measured machined parts to ensure it is within tolerance of CAD drawing's specifications
  • Revise drawings on Auto Cad making necessary changes to make operating parts for Machines with no supervision.
  • Graduated from their Academy which consisted of 8 semesters of half day work and half day school.
  • Use of CAD/CAM software to program CNC mills and lathes for machining prototype parts for local companies.
  • Set up CNC lathe OKUMA CADETH with OKUMA control with conversation control with a single bar feeder.
  • Used computer together with TurboCad and a CNC machine to cut templates from 4x6 blank plastic.

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43. Sample Parts

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Here's how Sample Parts is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Study blueprints/sketches/drawing/manuals/specifications/sample parts to determine dimensions/tolerances of finished work piece/sequence of operations/setup requirements.
  • Studied blueprints, manuals, specifications, and sample parts in order to determine dimensions and tolerances of semi-finished work pieces.
  • Establish methods of sequences of operations to fabricate products through blue prints, drawings, sample parts and engineering information.
  • Worked independently from blue prints, drawings and sample parts with very minimal supervision in a job shop environment.
  • Studded sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information for determination methods and sequences of operations.
  • Produced products from customer supplied blueprints, sample parts, hand sketches, and verbal instructions.
  • Make new parts from a block of metal using blueprints, sketches, and sample parts.
  • Studied sample parts and drawings to determine methods to machine or repair drilling rig equipment.
  • Submit sample parts to Quality Control department to ensure customer receives product in specified tolerances.
  • Machine parts on CNC or manual lathes and mills based on prints or sample parts
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods.
  • Studied sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information.
  • Studied blueprints and sample parts to determine dimensional tolerances.
  • Worked from blueprints and verbal orders and sample parts.
  • Worked with Engineering Department developing and machining sample parts.
  • Machine parts from drawings, prints, sample parts.
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determinemethods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
  • Studied sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information to determine methods and sequence of operations to fabricate product.
  • Study sample parts,blueprints and drawings and engineering information in order determine product dimension and tolerances.
  • Program using Mastercam X5 base on the measurement on GD&T or sample parts.

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44. Part Numbers

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Here's how Part Numbers is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Maintain inventory of standard tooling and 175 part numbers and order blanks used for production of tooling.
  • Label packaging properly according to the part numbers and prepare for shipping.
  • Use computer to make part numbers and keep up with material.
  • Verified part Numbers and placed parts in appropriate cages
  • Use engraving machine to engrave part numbers on individual parts There were various materials that we used.
  • Verified part numbers and placed parts in appropriate shipping containers.

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45. Shop Mathematics

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Here's how Shop Mathematics is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Practice quality assurance on every operation performed; using calculations, through use of shop mathematics and precision measurement.
  • Use shop mathematics including geometry and trigonometry.
  • Applied advanced shop mathematics and handbook formulas to compute and establish dimensions and tolerances not found in specific work orders.
  • Planned and laid out work using shop mathematics, handbook formulas, blueprints, drawings and other types of specifications.
  • Selected cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut, applying knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.
  • Applied knowledge of shop mathematics, metal properties and blueprint reading skills to produce parts from raw materials.
  • Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of entry level mechanics, shop mathematics, and machining procedures.
  • Assisted with inventory & shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Computed unspecified dimensions and machine settings, using knowledge metal properties, and shop mathematics.
  • Selected cutting tools and tooling instructions, according to written specifications and shop mathematics.
  • Use shop mathematics and standard Machinist Hand Book formulas to establish dimensions.
  • Use shop mathematics to determine points and tolerances for machined parts.
  • used basic trigonometry and shop mathematics to accurately equate necessary dimensions.
  • Apply knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques.
  • Selected cutting tools and tooling instructions, according to written specifications or knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics."

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46. Band Saws

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Here's how Band Saws is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Can also operate fully automatic or mechanical band saws and safely operate forklifts.
  • Experience operating hardware insertion machines, spot welders, press brakes, cold cut saws and band saws outfitted with power-feed.
  • Operated MAKINO A99 High speed cell 5 axis machining center with rotary table, conventional mills, grinders and band saws.
  • Set up and operated lathes, milling machines, drill presses, band saws, grinders for short run production.
  • Manufactured critical ceramic components, using grinding, milling machines, lathes, band saws and cut off saws.
  • Operate manual horizontal and vertical lathes, milling machines, Band saws, grinders, welders, C.N.C.
  • Operated a variety of industrial machines including steel lathes, punch presses, drill presses and band saws.
  • Set up and run manual lathe and mill use surface grinder use band saws and various measuring tools.
  • Worked with band saws, grinders, presses, single spindle drill presses, and other related machines.
  • Operated lathes, band saws, manual and CNC mills and lathes for cutting all types of metals.
  • Turned parts out on engine lathe; ran drill press; loaded and operated automatic band saws.
  • Manufactured Ballard Cues using band saws, table saws, belt sanders, and turning machines.
  • Operated all shop machinery including but not limited to Manuel Mills, Lathes and Band Saws.
  • Operated band saws, table saws, disc sanders, silk screening, and laser burning.
  • Produced electrodes and utilized Blanchard grinders, band saws, radial drills, lathes and mills.
  • Experience with lathes, CNC milling machines using FeatureCam, drill presses, and band saws.
  • Used band saws to cut and supply stock to the lathe, mill and welding departments.
  • Used drop saws and/or band saws to cut correct stock according to specific customer's needs.
  • Maintained and operated manual band saws with a variety of material types and sizes.
  • Utilized heavy equipment including drill presses, mills and liquid cooled band saws.

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47. Detect Defects

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Here's how Detect Defects is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Measured, examined and tested completed units in order to detect defects using precision instruments such as micrometers.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects.
  • Inspect materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed parts in order to detect defects and insure conformance to specifications using precision instruments.
  • Monitored the feed and speed of machines during machining process Examined and tested completed units to detect defects.
  • Started machine and observed mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect defects, malfunctions and other machine damage.

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48. Blueprint Specifications

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Here's how Blueprint Specifications is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Provided engineering solutions that apply the most cost effective manufacturing processes to produce top quality components from blueprint specifications.
  • Programmed machinery to blueprint specifications, set up machinery and edited programs, Created proper tooling for operation.
  • Provide quality control to ensure product meets or exceeds blueprint specifications using digital calipers and visual inspection.
  • Maintain conformance to blueprint specifications using precision measuring instruments, at times with assistance of inspector.
  • Studied blueprint specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished part.
  • Machined parts to blueprint specifications * Operated Bridgeport Mill with Proto-Trak control
  • Edited/Modified existing programs as well as wrote programs to blueprint specifications.
  • Operated all machines necessary to complete projects to blueprint specifications.
  • Performed quality control by testing random samples against blueprint specifications.
  • Machine parts to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Ground plated and non-plated metal components to blueprint specifications.
  • Reviewed electronic and written blueprint specifications for a job.
  • Fabricated and inspected plastic parts per blueprint specifications.
  • Insure product quality according with blueprint specifications.
  • Manufactured large hydraulic manifolds to blueprint specifications.
  • Machined large castings to blueprint specifications.
  • Measured tolerances according to blueprint specifications.
  • Produced machined parts to blueprint specifications.
  • Read blueprints, made parts to blueprint specifications, and successfully held tolerances (size) to plus or minus 0.001.
  • Set up and operate mills, lathes, drills, saws, and welders to produce finished parts per blueprint specifications.

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49. Dial Indicators

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Here's how Dial Indicators is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Use precision measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers and dial indicators to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Perform quality inspections by reading blueprints and using micrometers, calipers and dial indicators
  • Aligned rotating equipment using lasers or dial indicators.
  • Use of micrometers, dial calipers, dial indicators and height gauge with precision and tolerances over 5/10,000 of an inch.
  • Use micrometers, Dial indicators, and feeler gauges to measure all machined parts to assure manufacturers specifications are being maintained.
  • Utilized a variety of hand, pneumatic, power and precision measuring tools like micrometers, dial indicators, and calipers.
  • Can read tape measures, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, blue print reading, problem solver and motivator.
  • Performed precision measurements using such tools as; bore gauges, micrometers, dial indicators, and dial calipers.
  • Experience with dial indicators, inside and outside micrometers, telescoping gauges, laser alignment tools, etc.
  • Read dial indicators to determine the high and low points of pump and cylinder shafts for true circularity.
  • Inspect sample pieces to verify conformance with specifications, by utilizing gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.
  • Use of various measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, height gauges, etc.
  • Used several types of precision measuring instruments, including micrometers, dial calipers, and dial indicators.
  • Set all clearances using precision micrometer and dial indicators as well as final alignment with laser alignment.
  • Skilled in the use of micrometers, dial indicators, calipers and other precision measuring equipment.
  • Aligned motor, air end and coupling using calipers, dial indicators and straight edges.
  • Used calipers and dial indicators to bring tooling to within specified dimension on blueprint.
  • Dial indicators depth micrometers and other related tools needed for the process of machining.
  • Used precision tools including combination square, micrometers, dial indicators and calipers.
  • Use dial indicators and calipers to make manual adjustments to obtain correct tolerances.

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50. Reference Points

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Here's how Reference Points is used in Machinist jobs:
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately use of all measuring instruments to verify compliance with precise specifications.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately and had very minor forklift experience.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately according to blueprints.
  • Operated and Set-up CNC machines including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, and tool compensation.
  • Measured, marked and indicated proper dimensions and reference points on materials and work pieces for future reference.
  • Determine reference points, machine-cutting paths and compute angular and linear dimensions, radii, and curvatures.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accrual Setup and operate HAAS VTL mills according to prints.
  • Programmed lathe by entering zero, reference points, and setting tool registers and offsets.
  • Operated hand tools and drill presses along with marking dimensions and reference points accurately.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Operate a CNC machine and Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately.
  • Program mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points.
  • Calculate and mark reference points on material for machining.
  • Determined reference points, cutting paths.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference pointsaccurately.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately Fabricated tools, jigs and fixture to meet manufacturing and engineering needs.
  • Measured and marked dimensions and reference points accurately.Operated hand tools, punch presses, CNC machines and machine threading.
  • Established zero reference points on workpieces, such as at the intersections of two edges or over hole locations.
  • Lay out and mark reference points and dimensions on materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing tools.
  • Maintained records of machine equipment * Utilized measurement dimensions and reference points as a guide for subsequent machining.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Machinist

CNC38.4%
Machine Operation20.5%
Surface Grinders4.8%
Set-Up4.6%
Lathe Machines3.9%
Drill Press3.7%
Micrometers3.5%
Safety Protocols2.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Machinist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CNC
CNC
33%
33%
2
2
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
17.6%
17.6%
3
3
Surface Grinders
Surface Grinders
4.1%
4.1%
4
4
Set-Up
Set-Up
4%
4%
5
5
Lathe Machines
Lathe Machines
3.3%
3.3%
6
6
Drill Press
Drill Press
3.2%
3.2%
7
7
Micrometers
Micrometers
3%
3%
8
8
Safety Protocols
Safety Protocols
2.1%
2.1%
9
9
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
2%
2%
10
10
Basic Machine Tools
Basic Machine Tools
1.7%
1.7%
11
11
Haas
Haas
1.7%
1.7%
12
12
Mazak
Mazak
1.6%
1.6%
13
13
Fanuc
Fanuc
1.4%
1.4%
14
14
Aluminum
Aluminum
1.2%
1.2%
15
15
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.1%
1.1%
16
16
Manual Mill
Manual Mill
1.1%
1.1%
17
17
Precision Parts
Precision Parts
1%
1%
18
18
Okuma
Okuma
1%
1%
19
19
Aerospace
Aerospace
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Inspect Parts
Inspect Parts
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
OD
OD
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
EDM
EDM
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
Turret Lathe
Turret Lathe
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Manual Machines
Manual Machines
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
MIG
MIG
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
CMM
CMM
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Ensure Conformance
Ensure Conformance
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Vernier Calipers
Vernier Calipers
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Fadal
Fadal
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Mori Seiki
Mori Seiki
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
ISO
ISO
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Mastercam
Mastercam
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
TIG
TIG
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
VTL
VTL
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Screw Machines
Screw Machines
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Edit Programs
Edit Programs
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
CAD
CAD
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Sample Parts
Sample Parts
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
Part Numbers
Part Numbers
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Shop Mathematics
Shop Mathematics
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Band Saws
Band Saws
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Detect Defects
Detect Defects
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Blueprint Specifications
Blueprint Specifications
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
Dial Indicators
Dial Indicators
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Reference Points
Reference Points
0.3%
0.3%

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