The CNC Swiss Machinist holds an important role for the success of PRIER Products, Inc. It is imperative that the individual upholds the values of PRIER and is able to set-up, operate, and maintain multiple Tsugami Swiss turning centers with Fanuc controls. The machinist must be intelligent and have strong critical thinking and problem solving skills. PRIER strives to be world-class in all aspects of manufacturing, which is why the Swiss-turning centers are state of the art machines (purchased within the last 12 months). The CNC Swiss Machinist must be successful in order for PRIER to realize a world-class manufacturing environment.
There are substantial benefits to working at PRIER beyond hourly pay, which is why we have worked hard to establish benefits that are significantly deeper than other companies our size. It is our intention to work to make PRIER’s benefits stronger as our business grows. Benefits include Health Care Insurance (90% of the cost for you is paid for by PRIER and 50% of the cost for your family is paid by PRIER), Life Insurance in the amount of $25,000, PTO, 9.5 paid holidays per year, 401k plan (matched dollar for dollar up to the first 4% contributed), bonuses (gainshare, which allows you to earn up to 10% more than your base pay, and profit sharing, which is based upon the company’s successful achievement of its profit goals coupled with individual partners’ performance and tenure), and other benefits (e.g. continued education payed by PRIER at 100% of tuition, dental insurance, holiday savings plan, month HR lunches, and Lunch & Learns, etc.).
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You will be required to take a DISC test if you have not already done so, and PRIER will perform background and credit check.
Job Description: CNC Swiss Machinist
The CNC Swiss Machinist is responsible for all aspects of machining from the receipt of the bar stock through the cleaning and inventorying of the finished, machined part and everything in-between. This position will setup and operate four separate Tsugami Swiss-turning centers that machine high volume brass component inventory for production. The machinist is responsible for maximizing efficiency and machine uptime while maintaining tight tolerances according to the specified drawing.
Multiple programs have already been created; however, the ability to optimize costs through program improvements and to create new programs for additional parts is preferred. This position is also responsible for managing scrap through oil extraction of the chips, as well as cleaning of the finished, machined inventory through the use of a parts washer. The goal of the CNC Swiss Machinist is to optimize PRIER’s machining process through maximum machine time of parts made within specification, the most efficient and effective use of tools and consumable supplies, and the ability to maintain or improve all other contributing factors of the entire machining process (e.g. extracting oil, cleaning parts, keeping the entire area pristine). Overall, this position will work with PRIER to accomplish the necessary tasks to continuously improve the manufacturing department.
Order, receive, inventory, and manage raw bar stock
Deburr and load brass rod into bar feeders
Setup, operate, and maintain Tsugami Swiss turning machines (i.e. 4 total machines, including 2 BO325’s, 1 BO206, and 1 BO205)
Read and interpret drawings in order to perform quality control checks to ensure machined parts are within specification
Troubleshoot and solve maintenance issues and perform scheduled preventative maintenance on Swiss and associated machining equipment
Control brass chip inventory, including the extraction of oil from the chips through centrifuge equipment
Manage brass chip storage and schedule appropriate scrap pickup, including loading and verification of brass scrap buy back
Manage and control finished/machined component inventory, including the cleaning and collection of parts (note: finished parts are soldered to brass, so all oil must be removed and parts must be dry)
Manage tool life, make recommendations for improvements, and inventory appropriate levels of tooling holders and inserts to minimize downtime
Maintain all other supplies, including necessary cutting fluid, oils, rags, etc.
Make recommendations to improve the overall machining process in order to achieve 24/7 operation of equipment at 85% efficiency or better
Keep area (i.e. machines, floor, bins, etc.) safe, clean, and organized
Job Title: CNC Swiss Machinist
2 years of proven experience operating CNC equipment
Demonstration of basic machining skills and principles either observed in the shop or evaluated by skills assessments
Understanding of tool paths and able to use of G and M codes
Ability to read drawings and experience with precision metrology instruments (e.g. micrometers, dial or digital calipers, etc.)
Advanced math skills in geometry and algebra
Able to manage multiple projects/duties simultaneously and solve problems efficiently and effectively
Able to deal with complexity, present technical information accurately, and make suggestions based upon results
Excellent history of attendance and punctuality
Ability to train others and a passion for continuous improvement
Able to stand for the majority of the shift and lift up to 50lbs
Contributes positive attitude and embraces PRIER’s Mission
Multiple years of Swiss-style machining experience, preferably with Tsugami CNC’s (i.e. Fanuc controls)
Able to take a component drawing, write the program to produce a qualified part, order the appropriate tooling, and setup the machine
Experience machining high production brass parts with oil based coolant
Experience with oil extraction from scrap/chips/shavings
Experience cleaning mass produced parts with a parts washer
Able perform and complete machine setups, operation, troubleshooting, and programming independently
Able to minimize overall cost through optimal cycle time and tooling selection
Knowledge of lean manufacturing and quality concepts and experience implementing those concepts into processes
In-depth knowledge of safety practices within a machine shop