Job Code
FLSA Status

Job Description

SP Industries is seeking a Manual Machinist to set up and operate manual machinery to fabricate parts of stainless steel, PEEK, teflon, and other materials in support of SP's equipment manufacturing and service operations.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Develop cutting processes for milling components using engineering drawings and models.
  • Analyze drawings, design tolerances and finishes, and material specifications and select the best tools, fixturing, speeds, and feed rates for the part.
  • Configure tools and fixturing for efficient production.
  • Monitor output and ensure the proper operation of the machining equipment. Make necessary adjustments to ensure parts meet quality and productivity requirements.
  • Use precision measuring instruments, including micrometers, calipers, and gages, to check work to a .001 inch tolerance.
  • Document activities by completing production and quality logs.
  • Suggest changes to improve productivity and quality.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and organized work area.
  • Make positive contributions to maintaining a workplace that is healthy and safe.
  • Follow all safety policies, precautions, recommendations and procedures.
  • Maintain up to date job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications.
  • Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for completing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value.
  • Maintain a flexible, courteous, friendly and positive approach to co-workers, clients, and visitors.
  • Carry out other duties reasonable within capability as required by the Machine Shop Manager.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, and Certifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess the minimum qualifications cited.

Education, Experience, and Work Skills

  • High School or GED Diploma required. Associates Degree or Certification in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with manual mills or lathes.
  • Experienced with setting up and troubleshooting mills or lathes.
  • Able to demonstrate good manufacturing practices and be able to select tooling and machining resources for the fabrication of parts.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Able to read blueprints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbology.
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Have a flexible, courteous, friendly and positive approach.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Able to read instrumentation and gages for measurement purposes.
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • The employee is regularly required to talk and listen.
  • The employee is regularly required to adjust focus between near and far objects.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend and sit.
  • The employee is regularly required to handle tools utilizing various energy sources- low and high voltage, pneumatic, hydraulic -of low to high power.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are typical of those an employee might encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • The shop contains mobile equipment, machinery, and high voltages.
  • The shop noise level is variable and may require hearing protection in some areas.
  • The shop is heated when required but many areas are not air conditioned.
  • Some shop processes use high voltage arcs or concentrated magnetic fields.

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