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Advanced CNC/DNC Machinist - Time-Based
Measure dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures. Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and work pieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments. Stop machines to remove finished work pieces or to change tooling, setup, or work piece placement, according to required machining sequences. Transfer commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links. Check to ensure that work pieces are properly lubricated and cooled during machine operation. Set up and operate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces. Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation. Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished work piece dimensions, or numerical control sequences. Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems. Remove and replace dull cutting tools. Monitor machine operation and control panel displays and compare readings to specifications to detect malfunctions. Enter commands or load control media, such as tapes, cards, or disks, into machine controllers to retrieve programmed instructions. Modify cutting programs to account for problems encountered during operation and save modified programs. Calculate machine speed and feed ratios and the size and position of cuts. Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction. Lift work pieces to machines manually or with hoists or cranes. Stack or load finished items or place items on conveyor systems. Control coolant systems. Maintain machines and remove and replace broken or worn machine tools, using hand tools. Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions or production errors or to obtain approval to continue production. Implement changes to machine programs and enter new specifications, using computers. Set up future jobs while machines are operating. Clean machines, tooling, or parts, using solvents or solutions and rags. Input initial part dimensions into machine control panels. Write simple programs for computer-controlled machine tools. Lay out and mark areas of parts to be shot-peened and fill hoppers with shot. Examine electronic components for defects or completeness of laser-beam trimming, using microscopes.
Program NameProgram HoursSponsorRegionDistrict
9999Space Coast Consortium Apprenticeship Program, GNJ
4400Steve Kane 2Brevard