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Machinist III in Auburn, CA at SVS Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Principal Purpose of Position:

Responsible for setting-up and operating machining equipment in order to produce products to customer requirements with little to no supervision. Responsible for defining a process for and producing the most complex products with the most demanding tolerance and dimension requirements.  Required to serve as a technical resource to all employees and supervision in addressing technical issues related to equipment set-up, operation, tooling and inspection techniques.  Leads or assist efforts to improve and standardize production processes.  Provides training and coaching to employees. 

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  1. Operates equipment to produce parts that meet customer specifications Q/C

  2. Conducts first article inspections and ensures that actions are implemented to correct non-conformances.

  3. Completes all paper or computer based reporting on jobs or parts as required in a timely and accurate manner.

  4. Ability to program CNC controls and equipment. (see Equipment Matrix)

  5. Serves as a technical resource for employees in the set-up and operation of tools, equipment and machinery.

  6. Selects and designs tooling.

  7. Develops and documents manufacturing processes and procedures for new or newly revised product designs.

  8. Provides on the job training to other employees on product requirements, equipment operation, inspection techniques, and other department operations.

  9. Identifies and communicates opportunities to improve manufacturing processes in support of efforts to increase standardization, reduce costs, reduce cycle times, improve safety etc.

  10. Assists management and supervision in implementing process improvement initiatives.

  11. Cleans and organizes workstations, equipment and tools.


    Additional Responsibilities:

  12. Operates all equipment and machinery and performs all activities according to established safety standards in support of the zero injury goal (see Equipment Matrix).

  13. Performs preventive maintenance on machines/equipment.  Identifies and relates repair needs to maintenance/supervision.

  14. Initiates and/or implements continuous improvement actions in support of Company and department goals such a set-up time reduction, lean manufacturing, 6-S etc.

  15. Treats all other employees with dignity and respect; communicates in a positive and constructive manner to solve problems in a team environment.

  16. Follows all Company policies and procedures.

  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Essential Functions:

  • Typically stands and moves about for entire work shift to operate equipment and fulfill job responsibilities. Includes walking, climbing stairs, stooping, bending, reaching, squatting, pushing and pulling and repetitive hand, arm, wrist and leg motions.

  • Frequently walks inside and outside to access other production buildings.

  • Regularly adjusts, assembles, controls, tests and operates required tools and equipment to produce product.

  • Interprets product blue-prints, work instructions and other written documents to meet customer and quality specifications.

  • Frequently talks to and listens to co-workers, supervision, visitors, customers and suppliers regarding product status and issues.  Communication is face to face or via telephone.

  • Maintains a friendly, stable, cooperative demeanor.

  • Typically monitors equipment for effectiveness by observing operations, viewing monitors and distinguishing changes in equipment noise.

  • Constantly monitors product quality through visual and tactile inspection of parts.

  • Occasionally transports products from and to production areas with weight of up to 50 lbs.

  • Regularly uses industrial chemicals and materials for cleaning and processing parts.

  • Constantly uses required personal protective safety equipment including eye protection, hearing protection, breathing device/respirator equipment (as required)

  • Frequently writes work instructions, completes forms or other paper work in support of production and quality requirements.

  • Frequently enters or retrieves data from a computer station requiring the operation of a keyboard, mouse, bar coding wand and use of a monitor.

  • Constantly evaluates and reprioritizes tasks to meet changing production and customer needs.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is required


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Job Requirements

***All candidates must be willing to submit to a drug screening and a background check*** Experience: 

7 or more years of machining experience, ideally machining of technical ceramics.


Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and safe working practices.

Knowledge of mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry.

Knowledge of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance.

Knowledge of equipment operation techniques  - i.e. speeds, feeds, tooling, etc. (see Equipment Matrix)

Knowledge of standard measuring techniques and instruments.

Ability to use Caelus manufacturing software.

Basic Microsoft Word, Excel and Lotus Notes skills.

“Certified Operator” status required.