We engineer and manufacture the world’s finest weapon systems and accessories. We are intensely focused on providing top quality small arms solutions to our military and law enforcement communities as well as to civilians seeking premium rifles for home defense, hunting and sport shooting. Candidates must be willing to relocate to Savannah, Georgia (possible relocation assistance)
As a Machinist 3
you will be responsible for the functions outlined below:
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Responsible for demonstrating commitment to and leadership of environmental health and safety principles, policies and procedures.
- Perform all of the essential functions of a Machinist 2.
- Conform to and operate within the framework of all applicable operator work instructions, SOPs, quality, and safety procedures.
- Maintain proper housekeeping of work area; Keep all machines, tools, and equipment and work surfaces free of oil, grease, etc.
- Work with other Programmers and Manufacturing Engineers in the development of new and improvement of existing production processes.
- This job is mainly one of production troubleshooting, process improvement and new program prove out until the release to production; must have a willingness to operate machinery as necessary.
- Prove out new programs and machine processes safely and provide feedback to programmers, engineers and/or management as to the performance of those programs or processes.
- Adjust parameters including speeds and feeds to fine tune the process.
- Actively identify and contribute opportunities for process improvement and increased efficiency in assigned areas.
- Make tooling or workholding recommendations for process improvement.
- Align workholding or adjust work coordinates for proper machine function.
- Align machines after crashes; align/setup/prove out/conduct FAI after crash.
- A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
- Assists with establishing work instructions and guidelines for Operators and Machinists to perform the functions of their jobs.
- Review and audit work instructions.
- Participates in the company’s efforts to continuously improve in Safety, 6S, Quality, Delivery and Productivity.
- Expected to be a contributor to the company standards on high integrity, safety, fair and equitable treatment and a positive work environment
- Other responsibilities as deemed appropriate or necessary by management.
- High school diploma with typically 7-10 years of prior manufacturing experience or a combination of experience, education and/or training to sufficiently and successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Two-year technical degree or approved apprenticeship in related coursework (i.e. computer numeric control mill or lathe) is a plus.
- Serve as a role model and subject matter expert; Trains and mentors Machinist I and Machinist II.
- Perform at advanced level of CNC programming.
- Modify or machine work fixtures, potentially under supervision of Level 4 Machinist; however, work is independent in nature.
- Knowledge of 5s and lean concepts and ability to help move forward with achieving department goals.
- Has knowledge of metalworking tools, workholding and other common concepts, practices and procedures within the field.
- Teamwork and the ability to cooperate and work proactively with others is a must.
- Working knowledge of machine tool programming languages (G & M codes) and blueprint reading.
- Ability to understand and communicate the requirements of GD&T symbols.
- Must be able to interpret machine tool programming languages (such as G & M codes) to anticipate machine action, to use “Distance to Go”, and to use feed rate and spindle speed overrides to perform troubleshooting and changeovers.
- Know how to identify which tools create which features in a given process.
- Understand the machining and forming properties of commonly used materials.
- Ability to identify source of visual or dimensional defects and correct them.
- Know how to properly assemble tooling for a specific purpose.
- How to align center-cutting tools to a part feature.
- Understand the basics of workholding and tool clamping.
- Be able to recognize when something is wrong with a process or product.
- Understand the fundamentals of cutting tool technology.
- How to use a test indicator to align work to machine axes within acceptable limits.
- Understanding of basic programming strategies.
- Must be able to manage time efficiently.
- Great attention to detail and excellent record keeping skills.
- Self-motivated; willing to put in extra effort and hours as needed.
- Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities and work under deadlines and pressure.
- Ability to work, interact and effectively communicate with all company officials, employees, vendors, customers, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to recognize and work in accordance with our Permission to Play Values.
- It is understood employees may be assigned to other departments, functional groups, and/or shifts as deemed necessary by management
- Must be able to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting and bending throughout the work day.
- Must be able to work in a manufacturing environment, to include working in and around machinery, exposure to noise and chemicals, lights/lasers, etc.