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Model Maker/Machinist

Temecula, CA 92591

Posted: 11/17/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 592176 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Creates, designs, and constructs tools and parts in a variety of materials such as wood and plastic. Uses blueprints, drawings, and/or CAD designs to create models according to established specifications. May perform minor repair on model making machinery. Reviews job packages received from supervisor by reading and interpreting blueprints sketches or drawings to identify potential design impracticalities and begin to develop production process. Recognizes problems relative to unusual materials, machine settings, tools, product specifications, and impractical design to aid engineers in producing the part of highest quality. Communicates design-related concerns and issues to engineers and suggest alternate production methods, materials, or cuts that may be more feasible, but still fulfill the functionality requirements. Determines sequence of operation, number and type of cuts required, and method of set-up that will produce the desired end product. Programs blueprint specifications graphically using Mastercam system to prepare complex designs for machining process. Procures requested material, cuts, and trims to workable size in preparation for machining. Prepares parts for machining by choosing appropriate drills and/or end mills to produce requested design and adjusting existing vice equipment or building jigs to secure part in place. Program wire and sinker Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) using VERO (PEPS) software. Program 4-axis HAAS CNC milling machines by entering part dimensions, tolerance, and required cuts into system to produce required design. Also utilize Mastercam programming software for input of CAD data. Operates a variety of manual and automatic machines (e.g., mills, lathes, CNCs, grinders, EDMs, presses, saws, drills) to shape parts as outlined in the blueprints or CAD system. Troubleshoots problems with production process and develops on the spot and long term solutions to process and functionality obstacles. Monitors parts throughout the production process by visually observing machining progress and by measuring fabricated parts using specified measuring tools (e.g., micrometers, scales, rulers, protractors, calipers, comparator, toolmakers microscope, etc.) and by referencing blueprints to ensure that fabricated parts meet all blueprint specifications.

Requires an associate degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Target pay: 28/29
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