Senior Machine Builder
Position Title: Senior Machine Builder
Reports To: Assembly Supervisor
Fits and assembles components according to prints or sketches to construct, rebuild and repair custom automated machines and equipment using hand tools and power tools. Leads projects on a consistent basis.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Reads and analyzes assembly prints and specifications manual, and plans machine building operations.
- Fits and assembles components according to specifications and tests for conformance to specifications and operations.
- Aligns components for assembly and assembles parts using hand tools.
- Verifies conformance of parts to prints using measuring instruments.
- Verifies alignment and tolerances of moving parts using measuring instruments.
- Assembles, sets up and operates machine to verify functioning, machine capabilities and conformance.
- Forms and fastens pneumatic and hydraulic lines, fixtures and attachments required to service machine with air, water and oil.
- May install wiring and electrical components to specifications.
- Debugs assemblies and machines by identifying and correcting problems affecting proper operation.
- Assists electrical engineers in troubleshooting various electrical components and systems of the machine.
- Takes an active leadership role during the debug phase of the project.
- Designs, fabricates, and modifies parts as required.
- Accurately lays out hole locations and drills and taps holes on parts for assembly.
- Sets up and operates metalworking machines to fabricate or modify parts.
- Performs installation, debug, repair and other field service duties that require offsite travel.
- Trains customer employees on equipment as needed.
- Provides project feedback to customer, project team and others as needed.
- Actively participates in team reviews and formal design review meetings as required.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned such as estimating hours for quotes, working with customers to trouble shoot equipment on the customer’s floor.
- May direct the activities of others who are providing support on the same machine.
Collaboration & Teamwork Expectations:
- Is an effective team member and is a supporter of the team concept. Cooperates with others inside & outside of their department and unselfishly offers help without being asked. Shares information and openly expresses ideas, in order to solve problems, foster innovation and achieve win-win solutions.
- Consistently models the following attributes; is trustworthy, intently listens, willingly helps others and communicates in a straightforward honest manner.
- A two-year degree in the machine trades or related degree and at least 4 years of combined experience in machining and machine building. Without the degree, at least 6 years of relevant combined experience in machining and machine building is required.
- Ability to read and interpret prints and machine drawings.
- Must possess in depth experience and knowledge of close fits/ tolerances; the alignment of mechanical components; and an understanding of actuators and mechanical functions as well as complex systems.
- Experience working with and assembling pneumatic components and systems.
- Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interaction skills to perform in a collaborative/team oriented work structure. Good English language skills.
- Must be willing to, on occasion, travel overnight to service equipment. Must be willing to travel by air.
- Possess or be able to acquire one’s own hand tools.
- Working knowledge of computers and programs i.e. SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems.
- Willing to work over-time when needed.
- Working knowledge of pneumatic systems.
- Working knowledge of machine wiring.
- Journeyperson Machinist ranking.
- Willing and able to train others.
- Continuous standing, grasping and carrying.
- Frequent walking, bending, squatting, reaching, twisting and lifting for extended periods of time.
- Frequent lifting and moving of parts up to 50 pounds to shoulder height.
- Visual ability to read prints and visually inspect; peripheral vision to avoid moving equipment.
- Hearing ability to monitor machine sounds and communicate safety instructions with assembly team.
- Exposure to moving equipment.
- Occasional exposure to loud noise.
- Exposure to high voltage.