A manual machinist uses manual and machining equipment to create precision tools. Machinists usually start by reading project specifications then they create a plan for executing the project. Manual machinists draw from their vocational program training to drill and cut instruments needed to create precision metal parts and tools. Based on the scope and nature of the project, machinists decide whether to use their manual or machine tools to complete the job of crafting metal tools with precision.
- Set-up and operate Manuel lathe and /or mill
- Operate a variety of shop equipment such as drill, saw, presses
- Read prints, sketches and create a plan of action to complete the assigned job task.
Job Skills & Qualifications
- Knowledge of shop equipment including but not limited to Lathe (Manuel), Mill (Manuel, Vertical Milling Machine, Drill Press, Hydraulic press, Band saw, Push Broaches, Differing cutting tools, and inserts.
- Understand tolerance allowance and how to read prints
- Understand recommended feeds and speeds for machine tools
- Knowledge of how safely secure and remove holding fixtures
- Knowledge of metals and understanding the mach-inability of various types of materials
- Three years related machinist experience (journeymen certificate preferred) or
- Trade/technical associate degree
- High school diploma or GED
- Basic math skills: fractions, percentage, ratios, proportions