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Pilot Production Machinist

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Fort Myers, FL
$56,000 - $72,000
$28.00 - $36.00
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 23, 2018
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This is a first-shift position (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.) for the Pilot Production Department.  It is for a veteran CNC Swiss Machinists with 10+ years of CNC experience and advanced setup, programming and operation skills.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the CNC process, determine machine and tool selections, may be required to setup the required machine and may operate the equipment to produce the required number of parts.
  • Writes CNC programs to operate computer controlled equipment.
  • Coordinate between functional depts. and communicate both verbally and via email to Sr. Manufacturing Engineers, Associate Mfg. Engineers, Design Engineers, Production, Planning, Quality / Inspection, Prototype, and management / supervision the status, resources required, and delivery dates.
  • Ensure that components move through all the processes required to complete the project.
  • Provide the necessary documentation, Tooling Data Sheets, CNC Programs, part processing info necessary to hand the item off to production.
  • Work on continuous improvement projects to optimize, troubleshoot, or develop new processes.
  • Provide coverage for production if needed (Setup and / or operate normal production).
  • Works from technical drawings, engineering sketches, and other related documentation to produce a variety of prototype parts, production tooling, assemblies and products.
  • Prepares all documentation required for Master Prototype file. Accurately maintains all records, logs, files, and software history.
  • Uses and troubleshoots CNC code software packages to produce and manipulate necessary data. Uses CAD/CAM software as needed to create CNC programs from engineering files.
  • Communicates with, and acts as a liaison between the prototype dept., engineering and others in processing changes to documents or parts.
  • Gives informal demonstrations to personnel regarding software, tooling, assemblies, parts, processes and equipment.
  • Trains others in the operation of equipment, use of software and department operating procedures as necessary.
  • Performs machine cleaning regularly.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences.
  • Selects and installs cutting tools in machine spindle.
  • Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors, such as cutting depth, speed, feed, and coolant flow.
  • Starts machine and monitors displays and machine operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Operates machine manually to perform non-automated functions and when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions.
  • Inspects finished work piece to specification, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to solve machining or assembly problems.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ten years of experience setting up, operating and programming CNC machines required.
  • Experience with PartMaker, Esprit and Siemens NX CNC programming software preferred.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Full working knowledge of machining properties of medical device materials including stainless steel, titanium, cobalt chrome and PEEK. Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Full working knowledge of advanced CAD CAM programming skills.
  • Proficient with QAD Job tracking systems.
  • Advanced blueprint reading skills.
  • Proficient with measuring equipment and instruments.
  • General knowledge of tool life. Ability to streamline machining process.



Unless noted above, applicants MUST be authorized to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship. US citizens and Green Card holders ONLY. We do not provide relocation assistance for those living outside the continental US. Please only click apply if you meet the specific requirements of the job listing, you are able to work in the location listed, and are comfortable with the salary range indicated above. Thanks for your interest. We look forward to working with you.