Lathe Operator
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/14/2017

Job Description

Guardian Couplings in Michigan City, IN is seeking a Lathe Operator. Under minimal supervision, this individual performs the duties of setting up and operating numerically controlled and conventional machine tools within the machining area, producing a variety of diversified finished parts.

Responsibilities:

• Supports a safe work place environment.
• Works from standard and complex drawings, instruction sheets, charts and/or verbal instructions.
• Works to close tolerance on unusual operational requirements, as necessary.
• Assists in planning, scheduling and monitoring cell operation to achieve maximum utilization.
• Recommends method changes towards process improvement.
• Sets up, runs and adjusts machine controls, tools and machine equipment to achieve size, finish and tolerance.
• In conjunction with manufacturing engineers, debug and edit programs to achieve size to achieve proven machining cycle.
• Analyzes and adjusts or corrects controls, tools and fixtures to maintain quality levels during production.
• Keeps all related equipment in proper storage within work location.
• Performs routine daily maintenance on equipment in assigned cell.
• Operates manual work transporting equipment within machining area.
• Keeps machines, equipment and general work area neat and orderly.
• Applies the principles of ABS (LEAN Manufacturing) in accordance with Policy Deployment.
• Applies multi-tasking skills often by operating multiple machines in a cell environment.
• Skills required include and are not limited to: turning, gear hobbing, milling, broaching, sawing, honing, grinding and drill and tap.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

• High School Diploma or equivalent required
• Ability to read and understand complex blueprints.
• Basic GD&T knowledge.
• Proficient in set-up and operation of all shop equipment
• Good understanding in use of metalworking measuring equipment.
• General understanding of CNC programming.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs without assistance and over 50lbs with assistance.
• Must be able to stand up to 10 hours per day.
• Must be able to work to customer demand rates in a fast paced environment and meet production goals.
• Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.
• Must be willing to work overtime as required.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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