Reporting to and under the direction of the Manager, Machining, this position is responsible for:
- The setting-up, and operating of CNC Machining Centers to cut various sizes of metal work pieces during the course of the mould/die build or repair according to customer specifications and requirements.
- Read and interpret engineering drawings, blueprints, charts and tables
- Load, unload, change and modify program data into CNC control unit of machine for various operations needed to complete the job
- Set up, operate and maintain CNC 5 axis/Gun Drill Machining Center using controls to adjust feeds and speeds
- Compute dimensions, work within tolerances, able to measure and lay out work pieces
- Examines work piece, selects work holding arrangement and plans sequence of machining operations
- Positions, sets-up, secures work pieces to table and/or angle plates, using clamps, shims, parallel blocks, bolts, fixturing system
- Verifies alignment of work pieces with center of machine spindle
- Selects and mounts proper cutting tools in machine spindle
- Fit and assemble components and machine parts to close tolerance
- Document and report deviations from specifications and tolerances
- Check and verify the dimensions at each step of the process for accuracy and conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments
- Repair machine tools and parts
- Sharpens cutting tools using bench or pedestal grinder
- Maintain inspection records and complete inspection reports
- Expected to maintain a clean work environment at all times
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALIZATION
- Computer numerical control (CNC) machines
- PowerMILL or Lemoine software
- Outside and inside Micrometers
- Dial and test indicators
- Fixed Gauges
- Telescoping gauges
- Designing of Die Casting Dies according to customer requirements and specifications.
- Accurate recording of design information relative to design and build activity of dies.
- Maintaining up-to-date job history files.
- Minimum education level required is grade 12 or equivalent. The successful completion of the Mould Design program from an accredited Community College or other recognized institution of learning is preferable. Prior experience as mould maker is considered an asset.
- Should possess good hand-eye co-ordination, ability to view and interpret three-dimensional drawings, good verbal and written communication skills, excellent attendance, and ability to present proper company image when meeting with customers.
- Must be able to use design software programs (I.e. Unigraphics, Catia, Cadkey, etc.).
- Spotting, fitting, and assembling of the various components of moulds/dies according to customer specifications and requirements and as directed.
- Directing and guiding the work activities of apprentice employees.
- Grade 12 or equivalent. The successful completion of a Certificate of Qualification as Mould Maker coupled with a minimum of 5-6 years of verifiable experience in the trade is preferable.
- Capable of building a complete mould/die under minimal supervision and guidance.
- Must be able to handle and operate all hand, air and other tools associated with the trade; have good work attendance; be capable of reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings; be available to travel to customer locations if and when necessary; be able to work independently or with others; be able to safely operate overhead crane system and auxiliary equipment.
- Able to spot and fit mould components, polish mould surfaces, and be able to operate cut-off saws, mills, lathes, surface grinders, drill presses, etc.
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