Top Manual Machinist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Manual Machinist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Manual Machinist resumes they appeared on. For example, 21.6% of Manual Machinist resumes contained Part Numbers as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Manual Machinist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Part Numbers

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Here's how Part Numbers is used in Manual 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 shipping containers.
  • 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.

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2. Drill Press

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Here's how Drill Press is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Skilled in the operation and maintenance of all manual machinery such as mills, lathes, grinders and drill presses.
  • Trained in usage of equipment such as Summit Lathe: 4 and 3 Jaw, Hydraulic Press, Drill Press.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such using various types of lathes/mills/drill presses per blueprint and customer satisfaction.
  • Machine parts to blueprint using variety of shop tools including lathes, drill press, grinders, key setter
  • Operated drill presses, benders, shears, grinders, sanders, and radial arm drill press.
  • Performed operations on the engine lathe, Vertical mill, Surface Grinder and radial arm drill press.
  • Operate manual lathes, knee mills and horizontal mills, standard drill and radial arm drill press.
  • Hand tool and power tool experience, Drill press, Band saw, sander's and buffers.
  • Machine steel according to blueprints using Band saw, Mill, Lathe and drill press.
  • Operated drill press, wet grinder, reamer, welding machine, etc.
  • Manufacture and repair parts for customers using lathes, mills and drill press.
  • Used drill presses to drill applicable holes in frames and thread them.
  • Set up and operated drill press drilling rings for drag lines.
  • Set up and operation of various drill press and milling machines
  • Utilize lathe, milling machines, drill press.
  • Tapped holes in parts with drill press.
  • Operated manual lathe and drill press.
  • Run a pneumatic drill press daily.
  • Drill press, Air tools, Calipers, hand truck, pallet jack.
  • Set up and operate lathes, mills, saws and drill presses.

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3. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up various fixtures, vices, and molds, in the CNC mill as well as indicating when needed.
  • Print reading- Manual drill press- Large manual lathe- Brief experience operating manual boring mill- CNC/NC lathe- Inspection/QA
  • Machine raw parts for assembly - Run punch press - Operate and Fixture Set-up on CNC
  • Manufactured molds and fixtures for airplane parts and components utilizing CNC machining centers.
  • Assisted in training CNC operators to properly use precision measuring equipment.
  • Supported Plant Maintenance, & CNC function & repairs.
  • Set up CNC for machine operators and monitored parts.
  • Used punch presses and facilitated CNC loading and operating.
  • Make parts for and support other CNC Operators.
  • Operated CNC machines although I did not program.
  • Brake Repair; CNC and Robotic Control Units.
  • Started learning how to run a CNC.
  • Worked on Metal Lathe and some CNC.
  • Received training for CNC Vertical Mill Machines.
  • Operated a manual lathe and CNC plasma burner
  • Performed simple setups on CNC Lathes.
  • Roughed out material for CNC production
  • Job shop & production machining (non CNC), minor experience on CNC mill & lathe.
  • Design and build tooling for CNC Mills, Lathes, and a PHI Tube Bending Machine.
  • Learned a little of set up on the CNC mill.

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4. Surface Grinders

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Here's how Surface Grinders is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operation of Bridgeport mills, lathes and surface grinders to produce details for precision ball screw assemblies.
  • Created parts utilizing blueprints, lathes, milling machines, surface grinders, band saws and drill presses.
  • Operate manual equipment such as Vertical Mills, Lathes, Surface Grinders, and Precision Hone.
  • Work with lathes, millers, and surface grinders.
  • Operated small and large surface grinders.
  • Surface grinders and Blanchard grinders.
  • Used several grinding machines to grind steel and carbide including O.D./I.D., surface grinders, and centerless grinders.
  • Manufacture of parts to FAA routers and engineering drawings Utilized manual lathes, mills, and surface grinders.
  • Operated and set up 100+ piece part runs on ID/OD grinders,Vertical Turret lathes,Bridgeport mills and Surface grinders
  • work including lathe, horizontal, vertical, mills, drill press, key seater, surface grinders.)

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6. Manual Engine Lathe

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Here's how Manual Engine Lathe is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up various manual engine lathes, VTL, and manual milling machines (horizontal & vertical).
  • Machined specialty/precision bearings, ran manual engine lathe, read blue prints and prepared own set-ups.
  • Operated manual engine lathe, manual milling machine, radial drill press
  • Set up, adjusts, and operates a manual engine lathe.
  • Operated manual engine lathes, Monarch machines.
  • forward controls) Operate manual knee mill and manual engine lathe Helped with setups and operate machining center

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7. Depth Mics

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Here's how Depth Mics is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Use calipers, depth mics and micrometers.
  • Use calipers, micrometers, depth mics, bore gages and height gages.

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8. Manual Machines

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Here's how Manual Machines is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Operated production equipment manufacturing high precision parts using manual machines.
  • Set up and operate manual machines to produce quality parts to blue print specification Tool and die, welding, metal fabrication
  • Set up and operated conventional, manual machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic parts.
  • Trained to operate Manual machines such as Lathe, VTL, Vertical and Horizontal Mills.
  • Operate manual machines to make piston rings and packing for air compressor machine.
  • Manufactured close tolerance valve parts from exotic metals using manual machines.
  • Maintained up to 4 manual machines during an 8 hour shift.
  • Operated multiple manual machines used for steel and aluminum products.
  • Machined parts on various manual machines.
  • Machined airplane parts on manual machines
  • Operated Manual Lathes Set-up and operate manual machines
  • Perform full maintenance and rebuilds on manual machines, including gear boxes, lead screws, table and head disassemblies.
  • General job shop work and fixturing, utilizing all manual machines.
  • Used Prototrak, manual machines and grinders.
  • Manufactured close tolerance oilfield tools from stock Threaded A.P.I connections on manual machines Maintained and repaired machines
  • Performed print work using manual machines Worked from samples Linebored cranes

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9. Manual Mill

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Here's how Manual Mill is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Use manual mills and lathes to machine parts to specs, ensuring the parts are within tolerances using mics and calipers.
  • Used manual lathes, manual mills, manual grinders, and presses to make parts per blueprints for clients.
  • Job duties for all the following positions involved manual machine work using various manual mills and lathes
  • Set up and operated manual lathes, CNC and manual mills, and various metal fabricators.
  • Created parts using a manual mill and lathe based upon specifications in a blueprint.
  • Job Duties Include setup & operate Manual Mills and Lathes and pour Babbitt Bearings.
  • Set up and operate manual milling machines, manual lathes, and surface/OD grinder
  • Machined industrial parts on manual milling machines and a strong arm radial drill
  • Experience setting up and operating vertical manual milling machines, and lathes.
  • Trained and managed 3 employees on Manual mills while maintaining work flow.
  • Operate manual mills and lathes* Operate manual grinder* Build and modify assembly lines
  • Use of manual milling machines, manual lathes, manual surface grinders.
  • Repair Machined Parts to close tolerances, on Manual Mills and Lathes
  • Set up and operate manual mills and lathes from blue prints.
  • Machine parts from print to finish on manual mill and lathes.
  • Worked on Bridgeport manual mills using different types of machining tools.
  • Used manual mills and lathes to fabricate larger steel applications.
  • Operated Manual mills, lathes, grinders, and saws.
  • Use of different lathes machines and manual mills.
  • Operated manual mill machining parts for various jobs.

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10. Set-Up

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Here's how Set-Up is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Figure set-ups and calculate formulas before performing every operation.
  • Performed set-up and final dimensional inspection.
  • Utilized multiple set-ups to enhance efficiency.
  • Perform various types of production machining, making own set-ups with close tolerance on aircraft parts.
  • Modified and made set-up and inspection tooling to increase accuracy in assembly processes.
  • Plan, layout, and set-up machines prior to beginning machining work.
  • Experience creating set-ups to machine parts from beginning to finish.
  • Performed own set-ups and tear-downs.
  • Run mills, Lathes, Set-up.
  • Skilled with Manual lathe Responsible for set-up, and run low tolerance parts.
  • Operate bench grinder to sharpen tools Occasionally set-up and operate vertical boring mill
  • Operate, maintain and set-up 56 Bullard turning machine.
  • Read blueprints Preformed Set-ups Maintained Machine maintenance Completed tasks in a cost efficient time frame Operated over-head cranes Operated Hi-lows

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11. Machine Operation

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Here's how Machine Operation is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Skilled in Blueprints, Precision Machining, and Machine Operation.
  • Measure workpiece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction.
  • Scheduled machine operations for specific parts, insured timely availability of needed materials, and documented compliance with part specifications.
  • Set and adjust machine controls according to product specifications, utilizing knowledge of machine operation.
  • Monitor machine operation, and make adjustments as necessary to ensure proper operation.

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12. OD

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Here's how OD is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Inspected work product using micrometer, caliper, and other measuring precision tool to verify conformance to specification
  • Take proactive approach to continuous improvement in productivity, quality, safety, environmental and ergonomics.
  • Verified measurements for final inspections of coworkers finished product by using high precision measuring instruments.
  • Set up and performed precision machining operations for numerous products of the automatic transmission industry.
  • Compiled completed orders and processed the necessary paperwork for product inspection and product shipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machinery to preserve production and prevent downtime from mechanical failure.
  • Fast paced production environment requiring extreme attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Required to troubleshoot any difficulties during fabrication and make moderate engineering decisions.
  • Use mathematical calculations and machining skills to reproduce existing parts.
  • Verified inventory after production to ensure proper count.
  • Carried out post-production quality analysis.
  • Plan, layout and modify a variety of highly intricate and complicated tools, fixtures and dies to extremely close tolerances.
  • Produced precision shafts, gears, frame/chassis components, and many one of a kind parts used for custom web equipment.
  • Ensured that product quality standards were met in all areas as it relates to the appearance and functionality of drums.
  • Set up mobile parts such as levers, bearings or shafts and tested them to check good working.
  • Design and construct new tooling to speed up production in a matter that is efficient to plant operations.
  • Lead position in set up of punch presses, brake, saws, and shear for production crew.
  • Work included grinding of close tolerance hardened tooling, short run production on manual machinery and machine building.
  • Produce pup joints, lift subs, and various oilfield production tools on a 26ft hollow spindle lathe.
  • Performed 5's routines on the horizontal lathe and executed various P.M. procedures without falling behind on production.

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13. VTL

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Here's how VTL is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Repair pumps and turbines to customers Specifications Ran Manual Lathes, Mills, Boring Mills, VTL's.
  • Operated lathes, mills, VTL, boring mills and radial drills fabricating various types of metals.
  • Set up and ran smaller VTL's making suction plates for slurry pump shells.
  • Operated manual lathes, radial drill press, Bridgeport mill, and VTL.
  • Experience with manual lathe, vertical mill, VTL and Horizontal Boring Mill.
  • Do finish machine work on vertical mills, VTL's and Turret Lathes.
  • Machine tools operated: primarily VTL's with some Engine Lathe.
  • Machine tools operated: VTL's, and Vertical Boring Mills.
  • Set up VTL and engine lathes to repair jet engine parts
  • Machined gear blanks of varying sizes on the VTL.
  • Machine tools operated: VTL's and Turret Lathes.
  • Machine tools operated: primarily VTL's.
  • Experience working as a manual machinist with VTL
  • Operate large VTL's, machine components for various styles of BOP's.
  • Pump parts on manual lathes, radial drill, VTL.
  • Experience working with manual lathe, VTL, drill press.
  • Operate VTL boring mills and horizontal Mills in production of Dredge Pumps, Slurry Pumps, and ect.
  • Operate lathes ( HTL and VTL), Mills, and drill press.
  • Set up and ran a manual Bullard VTL with 120 spindle in production of pump shells.
  • set up and operated 3 different VTL's including Betts which had a 96 rotary table.

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14. Repair Machine Tools

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Here's how Repair Machine Tools is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Fabricated and modified parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain natural gas compressors.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.

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15. Aluminum

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Here's how Aluminum is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Work with tolerances within +/- 0002, parts vary in material from magnesium, aluminum, titanium, and different alloys.
  • Calculated where to cut or bore sharp steel, aluminum, plastic, silicon and other materials.
  • Skilled in milling, drilling, tapping and boring of aluminum and steel.
  • Worked mostly on mill machining aluminum parts for various rotating mechanisms.
  • Experience with many metals from Platinum to Aluminum.
  • Machine parts for the preprint industry out of verius raw materials [steel, tool steels, plastics, aluminum.]
  • Machine graphite molds and various components,including steel and aluminum jackets for the manufacture of boron carbide nozzels.

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16. Lathe Machines

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Here's how Lathe Machines is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Operated Lathe Machines Operated Universal Milling Machines Operated Column-Type Drilling Presses Operated Circular Saw
  • 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 lathe machines for automobile and motorcycle camshafts.
  • Program Lathe Machines as necessary.

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17. Job Shop Environment

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Here's how Job Shop Environment is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Worked in a job shop environment running lathes, milling machines, grinders and vertical turret lathes.

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18. Machine Shop

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Here's how Machine Shop is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Perform routine scheduled preventive maintenance on all machine shop machinery.
  • Coordinated machine shop and machining procedures for engineering team.
  • Set up and operate general machine shop machinery including, - milling machines, Lathes & VTL's.
  • Machine shop duties: drilling bolt circles and arbor holes on diamond blades to customer specifications.
  • Operated manual lathe, manual mill, and grinder, Performed all machine shop functions.
  • Utilized lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop tools.
  • Make sure machine shop runs productively, safely, and efficiently at all times.
  • Operated lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other machine shop equipment.
  • Worked as an all-around machinist for this in-house machine shop.
  • Have learned most manual machines in a machine shop.
  • Prepared all machine shop scrap metal material for recycling.
  • Maintain machine shop tools, equipment and inventory.
  • Supervised up to 5 Machine shop/Assembly employees.
  • Perform routine maintenance on machine shop equipment.
  • General machine shop work using manual operation.
  • Start up prototype machine shop.
  • Lead man in machine shop.
  • Maintain and repair machine shop machinery as needed and ensure all operated in a safe manner.
  • Plant maintance machine shop Ind.
  • Used 3D CAD for weldments or precision tool prototypes Renovated the Machine Shop, reduced per-unit costs on average 40%.

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19. Height Gauges

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Here's how Height Gauges is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Verify position with measuring instruments such as gauge blocks, height gauges, and dial indicators.

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20. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Manufactured and tested complete hydraulic cylinders in accordance with customer specifications
  • Performed reconditioning of Valve according to customer specifications.
  • Performed setups to machine excellent and mistake free parts, to meet customer specifications.
  • Machined castings, per print, to customer specifications Reverse engineered parts using Alibre design software
  • Read and interpreted blueprints and customer specifications; implemented all measurement devices.
  • Adjusted nominal values to comply with customer specifications.

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21. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Used measuring devices and various hand tools to complete each job and to maintain a high level of quality.
  • Task involved the use of various standard shop machines, hand tools, air tools.
  • Utilized various power/hand tools and equipment including, indicators, shims, and measuring devices.
  • Repaired industrial equipment using lathes, milling machines, welders, and hand tools.
  • Make use of hand tools to sand, buff and polish parts to specification.
  • Use of common hand tools to install parts on to machine skid.
  • Rebuild pneumatic motors for hand tools such as Ingersoll-Rand, etc.
  • Operated hand tools, drill & arbor presses, band saw, disc & belt sanders, various grinders.
  • Run mills and lathes, grinders and all types of hand tools.
  • Use of machining tools such as calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, and gages as well as basic hand tools.
  • Experience in deburring and using band saws, various hand tools and operated a forklift.
  • Job also requires the use of many different air tools and hand tools.
  • Trained New Employees Operated Hand Tools
  • hand tools, power tools etc.)

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22. MIG

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Here's how MIG is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Worked in manual machining area to do short runs, MIG weld fixtures and repair them.
  • Utilized TIG, Arc, and MIG welding to repair parts.
  • Utilized TIG, Arc, and MIG welding to repair parts.Repaired logging and farming equipment.
  • Have experience with Bridgeport mills and Merit lathes stick and mig welding.
  • Weld mig and stick grind paint heat treat Oversee other employees.
  • certified in Robotic Welding Large Cloos, MIG Welding.
  • Operated towmotor, and mig welder

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23. Precision Parts

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Here's how Precision Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Manufactured precision parts for the petrochemical industry.
  • Operate an Acra surface grinder for precision parts.
  • General machinist worker responsible for operating calipers and micrometers to make precision parts.
  • 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.

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24. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Machine various materials including stainless steels, mild steels, cast iron, aluminum, brass, nylon, and plastic.
  • Measured and assembled sewing control panel frames of various material (stainless steel, carbon and aluminum).
  • Machined stainless steel fitting, internal, external threads for high pressure jets
  • Weld 2-4 pieces of stainless steel and machine duplicate parts.
  • Manufacture precision stainless steel parts using manual lathes.
  • Worked with aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, sheet metal .
  • Machine stainless steel backers to it's width and length.Mill keyway slots.

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25. API

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Here's how API is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Executed bench, machine and hand tool work in shaping and fitting machine parts from metal stock.
  • Machined stub acme and API connections on various components.
  • Cut API threads for crossovers and subs
  • Operate Manual Mazak-24 Manufactured down hole Oil Field subs with API connections on them.
  • Cut API & ACME connections on Mazak's.
  • Operate Hollow Spindle.Cut API connections.Build different type of subs with connections.Stub Acme, etc.
  • Machine B.o.p ,valves ring grooves raise face cut api thread rework api threads ,taper threads machine flex pipe.

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26. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Handled large raw materials and work pieces with electric cranes
  • Program Proto Trak Mill to perform necessary sequential operations to take raw materials to finished parts.
  • 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.

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27. TIG

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Here's how TIG is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Interpret blue prints, preformed metric conversions, use trigonometry, sustained tight tolerances of +/- .0002.
  • Complete high quality TIG welds on stainless steel used in Ultra High Vacuum industry.
  • Run manual mills and lathes to produce tight tolerance parts to blueprint specifications.
  • Experience working with tight tolerances.
  • Hold tight tolerances according to sketches (+/-.001 to +/-.005.)
  • Certified Tig Welder for air hardening tool steels with experience in Plastic Mold repairs and Die repair.
  • Disassemble pumps, do repair work, assemble pumps, general machine work and tig welding
  • Machined multiple parts of various sizes with tight tolerances Assembled a variety of machines
  • Required to hold tight tolerances daily, +/- .0005" and sometimes less.
  • Machine the required parts to tight tolorence as close as +/- .0001.
  • Use blueprints to create molds using stick and tig welders.
  • Inspected parts visually and kept with in tight tolerances .
  • Work with manual mill,lathe, precision grinder and tig welder.
  • Created Quality Parts Inspected parts visually and kept within tight tolerances Mastercam Experience Set Up/Run Prototrack Bridgeports/Manual Lathes

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28. Aerospace

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Here's how Aerospace is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Manufacture castings, gear box housings and forgings, and other aerospace and helicopter parts.
  • Started working for SKF in 2010 and was introduced the aerospace industry.
  • Work consisted of commercial, aerospace, and modification.
  • Machined lock pins for aerospace fuel lines.
  • Overhaul and repair of Aerospace parts including turbines, cases, stators, hubs, and discs.
  • include machining {custom and stock} AR10, AR15, M16 parts, Aerospace, CNC fixtures.
  • lnspected first piece set up and in-process of Aerospace production parts based on dimensional blueprints.

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29. Band Saws

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Here's how Band Saws is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Fabricated and repaired parts using manual lathes, milling machines, band saws, etc.
  • Operated lathes and drill presses, and band saws.
  • 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.

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30. Vernier Calipers

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Here's how Vernier Calipers is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Machined parts to specific calibrated dimensions and tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Calculated dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using math and digital vernier calipers.
  • Utilized Optical Comparators, Micrometers, Vernier Calipers, Pin Gauges, Drop Gauges, Depth Gauges and Microscopes for measuring.
  • Measure dimensions of tools using instruments like Vernier calipers, micrometer and screw gauge etc..
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers.

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31. Sample Parts

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Here's how Sample Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings and engineer information to determine method and sequence of operations required for product fabrication.
  • Studied blue prints, drawings or sample parts to decide order of operations for manufacturing the part.
  • Machine Turbine Shafts and related components to spec using prints and or sample parts.
  • Worked directly from prints, sketches, and sample parts while holding exacting tolerances
  • Rebuild , rework and produce parts from prints and sample parts on manual lathe and mills and surface grinder
  • Study blueprints/sketches/drawing/manuals/specifications/sample parts to determine dimensions/tolerances of finished work piece/sequence of operations/setup requirements.

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32. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Communicate with site specific departments and central control to perform shutdown isolation and lock out tag out.
  • Counted on and trusted by shop supervisor to do complicated jobs with minimal tooling.
  • Ensured proper calibration and maintenance of tooling and process equipment per ISO guidelines.
  • Have short meetings with the supervisor at the beginning of the shift.
  • Performed all tasks in a safe and responsible manner according to ISO.
  • Receive order and specification print from supervisor per customer needs.
  • Fabricated Well Completion tools, Lead Machinist under Supervisor.
  • Maintained nightly log and reported to day shift supervisor.
  • Have backup, working shift supervisor position.
  • Do various jobs when asked by supervisor.
  • Provide a updated schedule of all items to lead supervisor.
  • Worked with tolerances as tight as bearing press fits (.0002") in ISO 9001, 9002 shops.
  • Ordered raw materials to meet production needs.After several years I was promoted to Production Supervisor.

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33. Dial Indicators

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Here's how Dial Indicators is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Worked in close tolerances using calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, and other measuring devices.
  • Used numerous measuring tools including micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators.
  • Use dial indicators depth micrometers and dial caliper to measure work.
  • 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.

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34. Ensure Conformance

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Here's how Ensure Conformance is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Measure and examine completed units in order to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as calipers and/or micrometers.
  • Analyzed finished products to ensure effectiveness and detect any possible defects in Nissan Transmissions, and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Measured and examined to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.
  • Set up and operated machine and adjusted controls that regulated operational functions to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • 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.

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35. HBM

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Here's how HBM is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Run Lathes, Mills, Drill Press, HBM, VTL, Tracer Lathes, Tracer VTLs.
  • Experience manual machine ,HBM,VTL,LATHE ,all manual machine experience business pumps.
  • Machine tools operated included VTL's, VBM's, Engine Lathes, Radial Drills, HBM's and Mills.
  • Set up and operate manual equipment ( HBM, Lathe & Turret Lathe) for production of drillingequipment.

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36. Large Parts

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Here's how Large Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Worked on very large parts using 20 ton and 30 ton over head cranes.
  • Rigged large parts up to 50 tons safely and set up on machine.
  • Performed single point threading on large parts, both internal and external.
  • Maintained quality of large parts for a job shop.
  • Machined small and large parts to tolerances.
  • Machined large parts for steel industry
  • Moved heavy and large parts daily with 2, 5 and 10 ton bridge and jig cranes.
  • Machined large parts with close tolerances with horizontal boring mill Also ran large planer mill and manual lathe
  • Use assorted cutters in size and style Work with large parts weighing up to 12,000 lbs.
  • Machined small and large parts to tolerances of +/-.005 or less.

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37. Hydraulic Systems

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Here's how Hydraulic Systems is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Fabricate custom platforms for hydraulic systems on machinery.
  • Work included maintain and rebuilding hydraulic systems and making hydraulic hoses per work order in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Service and maintain hydraulic systems, pure oxygen systems, hovering and turbine systems.
  • Rebuild hydraulic systems & general pm's on heavy equipment (cat, kelbelco.

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38. Bridgeports

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Here's how Bridgeports is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and run bridgeports W/CNC MX2 Controllers and Manual Lathes, Jig Bore Machine.
  • Performed set-up, operated Blanchard, center less grinder, surface grinder, Bridgeports and small honing machines.
  • Operated and programmed Hurco machines, lathes, manual Bridgeports and CNC milling machines.
  • Program, set up, run parts to blueprints using prototrak/eztrak 2/3 axis Bridgeports.
  • Machine components using manual equipment -Lathes, Bridgeports, surface and Blanchard grinders, radial drill.

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39. QC

low Demand
Here's how QC is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up first Article Inspection and operate with QC tolerance of +/-.0005.
  • Manufacture inspection fixtures for QC to inspect a high volume of parts to increase the output of parts ready for shipping.
  • Make proper labor and QC reports.

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40. Preventative Maintenance

low Demand
Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Planned and implemented preventative maintenance programs *Scheduled employees weekly shifts and vacation schedules.
  • 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.
  • Perform systematic preventative maintenance, including electrical or mechanical adjustments, inspections and minor repairs.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on fleet vehicles, including service vehicle's.building maintenance including interior and exterior.

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41. ID

low Demand
Here's how ID is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Produced/manufactured components for solenoids for diesels
  • Operated Bridgeport-type horizontal milling machine, Blanchard Grinder, Cincinnati horizontal milling machine for short run prototype parts.
  • Inspected parts using liquid dye penetrate/magnetic particles.
  • Trained individuals for higher quality quicker turnaround.
  • Shop Haz-Mat coordinator incident to regular inspections.
  • Even when client provided blueprints, most parts have to be specially tailored to compensate for wear and tear.
  • Provide technical and engineering support for customers during the prototype process of new products, assemblies, and machines.
  • Experience on Bridgeport mill using an edge finder to locate centers and drill or mill piece as specified.
  • Position is in the Large Motor and Pump Department requiring the use of overhead hoists and bridge cranes.
  • Operate manual lathes and Bridgeport mills to repair tooling for the manufacture of fiberglass pipe and fittings.
  • Machined parts with Engine Lathe, Bridgeport, and Horizontal Mills machines for a manufacturing production department.
  • Identified appropriate work fixtures, including specifics such as speeds and feeds, and steps necessary.
  • Measure part throughout machining process, maintaining geometric tolerance specified on customer provided drawings and prints.
  • Reason for leaving: Workforce reduction, I was laid off together with 80 more employees.
  • Job shop machinist, Bridgeport's, lathes, drill press, vertical boring mills.
  • Showed others new and better ideas and so did I learn from them the same.
  • Provide in shop machining at (STP) South Texas Project, Nuclear Facility.
  • Recognize improper machine functions, take corrective action and provide information to resolve discrepancies.
  • Manufacture and repair of custom tool holders, boring bars and carbide inserted drills.
  • Maintain lathe, mill and Bridgeport to make sure it is safe to operate.

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42. Manufacture Parts

low Demand
Here's how Manufacture Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Manufacture parts from a variety of materials to blueprint specifications using various shop machinery.
  • Manufacture parts to print out of various materials; prototype and short run production; CNC support.
  • Manufacture parts on a Kingston 22x90 engine lathe, and Warner and Swasey-5A to customer specification.
  • Job Duties:Operated manual mill to manufacture parts for food preparation machinery.
  • Work directly with customers to design and manufacture parts to spec.
  • Design and build tooling and fixture as needed to manufacture parts.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering team.Build and manufacture parts for a Robot line.
  • Manufacture parts using VTL, boring mill, bridgeport mills,Lathes, and radial arm drill presses.

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43. Overhead Cranes

low Demand
Here's how Overhead Cranes is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Use overhead cranes to move oil pipes.
  • Used 10 ton Overhead cranes daily.
  • Contract Employment) Driving Forklifts, operating overhead cranes, material handling, and pulling orders, with work scopes.
  • Use of overhead cranes forklifts.
  • Received safety training for and frequently operated a forklift and overhead cranes.
  • Use overhead cranes to move materials and parts safely.

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44. Precision Tools

low Demand
Here's how Precision Tools is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Check part with precision tools and gauges according to specifications of print.
  • Used micrometers, calipers, and machining precision tools.
  • Run precision tools, machinery and equipment.
  • Machine precision tools and parts for elevators.

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45. Custom Parts

low Demand
Here's how Custom Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Worked with a variety of metals, plastics and composites to produce custom parts for land-based and satellite telescopes/cameras.
  • Read blueprints, set up of manual lathes and milling machines to produce custom parts.
  • Machined custom parts in the machine shop for research and development purposes.
  • Developed drawings of custom parts to expedite the machining of completed parts.
  • Produce parts to company spec and custom parts from print.
  • Manufacture custom parts for foundry industry.
  • Machine custom parts for Harley Davidson motorcycles (e.g.
  • Machined custom parts using manual mills and lathes Delivered completed products within an ideal time frame Programmed Hitachi CNC Lathe TECHNICAL SKILLS

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46. Replacement Parts

low Demand
Here's how Replacement Parts is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Job shop machinist responsible for machining new and replacement parts for hydraulic cylinders and porting gear motor/pump housing sections.
  • Repair or requisition replacement parts, tooling and hardware as needed to maintain adequate stock.
  • Obtain correct replacement parts or machine parts in house.
  • Machined precision replacement parts for box manufacturing machines.
  • Run manual lathes and mills to fabricate replacement parts for die repair.

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47. Different Types

low Demand
Here's how Different Types is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Use different types of measuring equipment to aid in the function of machining parts.
  • Experience working with different types of steel.
  • Machine many different types of pump cases, also paper mills, water treatment plants, etc.
  • Certified to run 12 different machines designed to cut, shape, and bend different types of metals.
  • Fabricated parts from blueprints and assembled different types of automated machines.
  • Repaired different types of switchgear equipment.

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48. Shop Mathematics

low Demand
Here's how Shop Mathematics is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Lay out and apply shop mathematics.
  • Practice quality assurance on every operation performed; using calculations, through use of shop mathematics and precision measurement.
  • Use shop mathematics including geometry and trigonometry.
  • Maintained industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Maintain industrial machines applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, lay out and machining procedures.

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49. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Manual Machinist jobs:
  • Set up and operate production equipment in accordance with current manufacturing practices and operating procedures.
  • Prioritized new parts manufacturing with effective communication between office, shop and clientele.
  • Specialized in maintenance machining of various parts for heavy machinery and equipment.
  • Repaired production equipment, and performed preventative and emergency maintenance as required.
  • Calculated dimensions and tolerances with precision measuring equipment.
  • Streamlined record keeping systems for incoming/outgoing shipments.
  • Advanced into machining .000 tolerance precision valves
  • Received a letter of recommendation.
  • Operated Vertical and Horizontal Lathes.
  • Operated and programmed 3-axis milling machines
  • Machined components per customer specification.
  • Use precision measurement tools to determine the amount of material needed to cut to stay within tolerances stated on the drawing/blueprint.
  • Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
  • Performed many types of fabrications, repairs, and modifications to engineer equipment, motor vehicles, weapons and accessories.
  • Selected, aligned and secured holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on manual machine.
  • Squared all material for CNC operators, kept track or material, ran CNC now and again when needed.
  • Planed and designed cutaways of different products as well as preformed the cutting and finishing of the products.
  • Manufacture various types of tubular handling equipment such as tongs, slips, spiders, and elevators.
  • Create machined parts based on setups on both the manual lathes & mills made to company specifications.
  • Performed warranty repairs on a Legend EXT36 Laser engraver using manufacturer supplied parts and technical manual.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Manual Machinist

Part Numbers26.1%
Drill Press7.8%
CNC7.4%
Surface Grinders7.2%
Print Specifications7.2%
Manual Engine Lathe5.3%
Depth Mics4.7%
Manual Machines4.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Manual Machinist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Part Numbers
Part Numbers
21.6%
21.6%
2
2
Drill Press
Drill Press
6.4%
6.4%
3
3
CNC
CNC
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Surface Grinders
Surface Grinders
6%
6%
5
5
Print Specifications
Print Specifications
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Manual Engine Lathe
Manual Engine Lathe
4.4%
4.4%
7
7
Depth Mics
Depth Mics
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
Manual Machines
Manual Machines
3.5%
3.5%
9
9
Manual Mill
Manual Mill
3.5%
3.5%
10
10
Set-Up
Set-Up
3.3%
3.3%
11
11
Machine Operation
Machine Operation
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
OD
OD
2%
2%
13
13
VTL
VTL
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Repair Machine Tools
Repair Machine Tools
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Aluminum
Aluminum
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Lathe Machines
Lathe Machines
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Job Shop Environment
Job Shop Environment
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Machine Shop
Machine Shop
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Height Gauges
Height Gauges
1.5%
1.5%
20
20
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
MIG
MIG
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Precision Parts
Precision Parts
1%
1%
24
24
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
1%
1%
25
25
API
API
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
TIG
TIG
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Aerospace
Aerospace
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Band Saws
Band Saws
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Vernier Calipers
Vernier Calipers
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Sample Parts
Sample Parts
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
ISO
ISO
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Dial Indicators
Dial Indicators
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Ensure Conformance
Ensure Conformance
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
HBM
HBM
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Large Parts
Large Parts
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Hydraulic Systems
Hydraulic Systems
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Bridgeports
Bridgeports
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
QC
QC
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
ID
ID
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Manufacture Parts
Manufacture Parts
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Overhead Cranes
Overhead Cranes
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Precision Tools
Precision Tools
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Custom Parts
Custom Parts
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Replacement Parts
Replacement Parts
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Different Types
Different Types
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Shop Mathematics
Shop Mathematics
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
R
R
0.3%
0.3%

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