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Machinist

Company: Leica Biosystems
Location: Ames
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Machinist North America-North America-United States-IA-Ames POSITION SUMMARY: The primary role of this position is to utilize drawings or sketches with supervision to machine or maintain various components of different types of packaging and bottling machines for manufacturing production equipment. The Machinist identifies problems and implements corrective actions leading to continuous improvements. This role is responsible for machining of parts from blueprints or sample parts, modification of design to decrease down time, troubleshooting, and maintenance of production equipment, to include preventive and predictive maintenance techniques. Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM. Must be able to work overtime, including weekends with short or no notice as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Ability to read and comprehend blueprints and drawings for machining parts * Ability to machine parts on manual lathe and mills to print or from sample parts * Perform maintenance, installation, machining, and improvement tasks required. * Provide training and documentation as needed for end users. * Perform or coordinate review and calibration of equipment. * Perform troubleshooting of problems and modification of design to eliminate problems. * Provide or request purchased tools and equipment as authorized. * Coordinate the implementation of tools, jigs, and fixtures as needed. * Conduct machining of parts to support machine maintenance or Kaizen activities. * Coordinate and implement corrective actions as needed. * Coordinate and complete preventive maintenance activities. * Participate on Kaizen Events. * Required to work off-shift or Saturday, as needed, to support production or to maximize up-time on machinery/processes. Other Non-Essential Functions: * Other duties as assigned. * HS Diploma or Equivalent required; Associates Degree in related field preferred * 2 or more years of experience in tool & die or machining role required. * SolidWorks experience preferred. SKILLS: * Ability to troubleshoot/problem solve in a structured, logical manner. * Ability to read and comprehend drawings and other technical information required to perform the assigned task work. * The ability to perform or coordinate preventive maintenance activities. * Combination of office skills and hands-on activities: required to lift and move equipment and materials up to 50 lbs. daily. * Ability to frequently work independently and can meet daily department goals ENVIRONMENTPhysical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas. The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTINGExternal hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review. Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Manufacturing & Operations Full-time

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