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Machinist - Off-Shift

Company: Dowding Industries
Location: Eaton Rapids
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Title: Machinist Status: Full-time, Non-exempt Hours: 6:30pm to 5:00am Sunday through Wednesday Manages Others: No Reports to: CNC Machinist Supervisor Travel: None About Us Since 1965, Dowding has grown from a tool and die manufacturer to a leading edge, world-class manufacturer of metal stampings, fabrication, precision machined components, and assemblies. We capitalize on our rich manufacturing history and utilize Michigan's engineering expertise to provide our customers the competitive advantage needed in today's markets. At Dowding Industries, we utilize only the latest advanced processing methods and assembly technologies to deliver tomorrow's solutions, today. Producing parts for automotive, railcar, defense and infrastructure sectors as well, we are helping bring Michigan back to the forefront of manufacturing! Dowding Industries is firmly committed to providing products and services which in all ways meet or exceed our customer's requirements for delivery, quality and value. Position Summary The machinist sets up and operates a variety of CNC machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, heavy rigging, and machining procedures. Responsibilities * Comply with all company policies and procedures. * Complete all production paperwork and comply with ISO 9001:2008. * Produce highest level of quality utilizing control plan, drawings, and work instructions. * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational and training opportunities. * Keeps equipment and work area clean and orderly. * Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools. * Uses full range of precision measuring and gauging tools to perform inspection before start of job. * Performs repair, rebuilding or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions. Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures for equipment under power and OSHA requirements. Frequently works with other trade-persons such as millwrights, electricians, pipe-fitters, etc. * Makes repair parts if not commercially available not available from company central inventory stores. * Plans set-up and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinists hand-tools. * Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources and correcting problem. * On second and third shifts and weekends may also act as stores attendant, providing machine parts and obtaining material requisition slip. * Cleans up sweepings of machine tool operation scrap and places in trash bin. Requirements Minimum Qualifications * 5 years minimum experience. * Journeyman card a plus/completion of a formal apprenticeship program. * Siemens Controls a plus. * Capable of handling and machining parts up to 40 ton a must. * Print reading a must. * Flexibility to work 2nd or 3rd shift a big plus. * Leadership skills desired. * Effectively able to communicate with internal and external customers. * Proficient with computer data processing and reporting. * Able to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions, letter correspondence, maintenance and use of all related office equipment (computer, fax, copier and scanner) and its manuals. * Able to complete forms neatly and accurately. * Able to add, subtract, divide and multiply all units of measure, including fractions, whole numbers, decimals and percentages. * Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. * Able to solve problems and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. * Able to work without immediate supervision. * Able to notice what work needs to be done and establish a time frame of how much time will be required to complete it. * Works with power driven equipment; overhaul and repair work may involve assignments in overhead structures or work beneath machinery. * Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools. * High mental and visual effort required. Benefits Physical Requirements * Standing, walking, lifting, pulling and pushing, carrying, grasping, reaching, stooping and crouching, color determination, near acuity, speaking, listening * The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Work Environment * This work position is required to work in a manufacturing environment facility. * While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. * The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat (non-weather) and vibration. Dowding Industries, Inc. Offers a Competitive Total Compensation Package * Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (including spouse or domestic partner and children) * Medical flexible spending account * Life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability * 401(k) retirement program * Paid time off * Paid holidays Dowding Industries Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. We encourage qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience to apply.

Keywords: Dowding Industries, Lansing , Machinist - Off-Shift, Professions , Eaton Rapids, Michigan

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