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[Machinist] Field Machinist- At least 5 years of field machining knowledge on draglines required

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Be able to set up and run our six inch equipment, be able to read micrometers and a nevue level aka “super level”

Job Purpose

Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.


Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments, such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.
Study sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.
Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
Maintain machine tools in proper operational condition.
Fit and assemble parts to make or repair machine tools.
Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
Confer with numerical control programmers to check and ensure that new programs or machinery will function properly and that output will meet specifications.
Evaluate machining procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency or adaptability.
Diagnose machine tool malfunctions to determine need for adjustments or repairs.

Work Activities

Controlling Machines and Processes
Getting Information
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Handling and Moving Objects
Training and Teaching Others
Detailed Work Activities

Advise others on ways to improve processes or products.
Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems.
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures.
Calculate dimensions of workpieces, products, or equipment.
Conduct test runs of production equipment.
Create diagrams or blueprints for workpieces or products.
Design tools, fixtures, or other devices for production equipment.
Determine metal or plastic production methods.
Diagnose equipment malfunctions.
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
Dispose of trash or waste materials.
Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
Exchange information with colleagues.
Install mechanical components in production equipment.
Maintain production or processing equipment.
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
Monitor lubrication of equipment or workpieces.
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
Operate cutting equipment.
Operate grinding equipment.
Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
Operate welding equipment.
Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production.
Program equipment to perform production tasks.
Replace worn equipment components.
Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
Sort recyclable materials.
Test materials, solutions, or samples.
Perform other job duties as needed.

Work Content

Physical Demands

The employee frequently will Sit; Climb or balance; Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; Stand; Walk; Use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms.

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment

Employee will regularly be lifting Up to 10 -50 pounds.

Vision: Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision; Distance vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception; Ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; with fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions; Extreme cold (non-weather); Extreme heat (non-weather)

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