Machinist
Location: Russell Lands 2544 Willow Point Road, Alexander City, Al 35010


Position Description
Machinist Responsibilities
Include:
Reviewing samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output
Planning the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
Taking measurements and marking material for cutting or shaping

Job brief
We are looking for a skilled Machinist to operate a variety of machines to perform assigned tasks. You will produce or repair precision parts using both manual and automated equipment and accurate measurements.

A great machinist needs to possess manual dexterity and an eye for detail. They must also have knowledge of mathematics and mechanics as well as respect for safety precautions.

The goal is to ensure effective production operations and optimize procedures.

Responsibilities
Review samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output
Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job
Take measurements and mark material for cutting or shaping
Select appropriate machines (e.g. lathes) and position or load material for a job
Determine and program size of batches, speed of machine etc.
Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues
Check output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects
Keep records of approved and defective units or final products
Perform routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages
Requirements
Proven experience as machinist
Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders etc.)
Ability to use precision tools (e.g. calipers) to take accurate measurements
Knowledge of the properties of metal and other material
Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
Good at math with analytical abilities
Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items
High school diploma or equivalent; completion of vocational training or an apprenticeship will be an asset

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