Machine Shop Lead

Assure that manufacturing operations follow all Good Manufacturing Practices and Procedures as defined by Avalon’s polices insuring that FDA and Quality Standards are met.

  • Construct, alter, repair a variety of dies, tools, jigs, and other fixtures to close tolerances as required to fit and assemble parts.
  • Assist process development engineers with fixture design as needed for manufacturability.
  • Participate as assigned in all phases of equipment, tooling and fixture making projects from start to finish, including milling, grinding, polishing, and assembly.
  • Perform numerous turning, grinding, milling operations, fittings on projects as assigned; verify accuracy and functionality of work at all stages to ensure high quality and functionality.
  • Read engineering prints and interpret tolerances and fits. Develop optimal machining/fabrication process to make parts per given specifications.
  • Specify blank material for purchase and work with Purchasing Department to purchase materials and supplies as needed.
  • FLSA Status:

Regular Full Time, Hourly – Non-exempt

Department:

Engineering

Reports To:

Machine Shop Supervisor

Effective Date:

October 1, 2012

Revised Date:

October 1, 2012

Position Summary

The Machine Shop Leader is the lead machinist which performs duties to assist engineering in design and determines the method and performs construction, modification, and repair of a variety of dies, tools, jigs and other fixtures. This person is expected to be the machining expert who will supervise tool room machining operations and be expected to mentor other machinists as required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assure that manufacturing operations follow all Good Manufacturing Practices and Procedures as defined by Avalon’s polices insuring that FDA and Quality Standards are met.

  • Construct, alter, repair a variety of dies, tools, jigs, and other fixtures to close tolerances as required to fit and assemble parts.
  • Assist process development engineers with fixture design as needed for manufacturability.
  • Participate as assigned in all phases of equipment, tooling and fixture making projects from start to finish, including milling, grinding, polishing, and assembly.
  • Perform numerous turning, grinding, milling operations, fittings on projects as assigned; verify accuracy and functionality of work at all stages to ensure high quality and functionality.
  • Read engineering prints and interpret tolerances and fits. Develop optimal machining/fabrication process to make parts per given specifications.
  • Specify blank material for purchase and work with Purchasing Department to purchase materials and supplies as needed.
  • Participate in multiple projects and balance priorities to ensure timely delivery of error-free product to support manufacturing operations.
  • Manage machine shop workload and communicate to management lead times and resource needs.
  • Manage machine shop supplies and inventory and reorder as needed.
  • Collect data or information and report to management as requested.
  • Assist and mentor skill development of other junior machinists as directed.
  • Monitor equipment, report malfunctions, and make necessary repairs.
  • Work following safety manual guidelines at all times. Observe good machine shop practices maintaining highest level of working environment.

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