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Precision Machinist CIII

Date: May 12, 2022

Location: Portland, OR, United States

Company: Oregon Tool

Work Location: Portland, OR  

At Oregon Tool, it is our goal to create, cultivate and sustain a global, inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and customers. Oregon Tool invites and encourages applications from all skilled individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company #SharperTogether.  

The successful candidate will support the division with precision tooling and machine components using  Prototrak machinery, OD/ID grinders, Jig grinders, Jig bore, Wire EDM, conventional EDM and Surface grinders.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities, other duties maybe assigned as business needs determine:

 

Primary Task

 Jig bore

  • Understand capability and concept of jig boring
  • Able to describe lubrication system and schedule
  • Capable of properly cleaning and lubricating the machines
  • Demonstrate ability to set-up and position work piece on machine using proper clamping methods
  • Knowledge of proper cutting speeds and feeds for various types of tool steels when using the high-speed steel drills or tool bits
  • Ability to sharpen drills using drill
  • Drill, counterbore, bore, ream and countersink holes
  • Ability to properly use all measuring tools
  • Capable of reading and positioning dial collars on Platen and Saddle screws to within .0001 inch on machine without the use of digital readout
  • Demonstrate proper use of dial indicators for alignment and other measurements on the work piece
  • Demonstrate capability to size for such things as:  allowing grind stock, press fits, slip fits

 

OD/ID Grind

  • Able to identify grading of grinding wheels and identify proper wheel to be used for a specific material to be ground
  • Able to set-up Cincinnati Grinder for straight and grind steel work piece to print
  • Demonstrate proper use of center-lap for lapping steel work piece
  • Set-up Parker Grinder and grind steel shafts, etc. to print
  • Proper selection of Diamond Wheel and ability to identify grading
  • Demonstrate truing and dressing of bonded wheels
  • Able to grind using centerless head on Cincinnati O.D. Grinder
  • Able to perform basic set-up of Studer Grinder and grind carbide punches/pilots
  • Able to set-up bore gauge
  • Set up Dead-Tru centerless grinder and grind bushings and carbide blanks
  • Set up Studer Grinder and grind pilots & punches to print

 

Jig Grind

  • Understand capability and concept of jig grinding
  • Able to describe lubrication system and schedule
  • Able to properly set-up machine to include the following:  power feed stops, setting the head stops, wheel length
  • Capable of setting-up a part on the machine (straight and clamped down)
  • Able to tram part and indicate for location to the print
  • Able to pick up edge
  • Able to set and lock dials and slides
  • Responsible for oiling and cleaning of the machine
  • Demonstrate the use of checking gauges:  bore micrometers, dial bore gauge, pin gauges
  • Capable of checking holes for taper and out of round
  • Chop grind radius
  • Demonstrate ability to check “size” using a dial indicator

 

Surface Grind

  • Demonstrate ability to grind flat, square, and parallel
  • Capable of properly mounting a wheel on an adaptor and then on the spindle of the machine
  • Ability to properly dress a wheel using a single point mounted diamond
  • Understand proper wheel R.P.M. for a given wheel diameter
  • Able to perform daily maintenance of surface grinders
  • Capable of identifying abrasive wheels from manufacturers specifications
  • Capable of truing a diamond grinding wheel on both sides and the periphery
  • Ability to side grind
  • Ability to hold a given size
  • Capable of working to a preformed hole
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize comparator for:  checking a radius, checking an angle tangent to a radius, working to a sharp corner
  • Sizing a radius
  • Working an angle tangent to a radius

 

Prototrak

  • Understand capability and concept of milling
  • Able to describe lubrication system and schedule
  • Capable of properly cleaning and lubricating the machines
  • Demonstrate ability to set-up and position work piece on machine using proper clamping methods
  • Knowledge of proper cutting speeds and feeds for various types of tool steels when using the highspeed steel and carbide drills or tool bits
  • Demonstrate ability to sharpen drills using drill sharpener
  • Drill, counterbore, bore, ream and countersink holes, write conversational program.
  • Demonstrate ability to properly use all measuring tools
  • Demonstrate proper use of dial indicators for alignment and other measurements on the work piece
  • Demonstrate capability to size for such things as:  allowing grind stock, press fits, slip fits

 

 

 

 

Wire EDM

  • Understand capability and concept of wire EDM
  • Program parts using Esprit software
  • Able to set-up and indicate work piece (straight and parallel)
  • Able to pick-up work piece for location
  • Verify program and dry run
  • Run program and check sizing
  • Inspect part when finished
  • General maintenance on the machine (cleaning, filter changes, cleaning upper & lower heads and belt changes.
  • Order spare parts
  • Quote jobs for customers

 

CNC machining and turning equipment

  • Run, operate, edit programs on all CNC machining & turning equipment and inspect output to confirm to print   
  • Review part specification and drawing to determine programming needs
  • Write programs in the correct language of CNC Lathe on machines controller
  • Modify program to ensure outcome meets part specification
  • Ensure capable of producing 3D forms and tools using solid model drawings and CAM software

 

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Completion of an accredited apprenticeship in Precision Machining preferred

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a precision machining environment dedicated in wire EDM machines 
  • Data and Labor entry 
  • Good mechanical aptitude and ability to work with close tolerances
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must understand principles and processes necessary to successfully grind tool steels and carbide
  • Core competencies: Demonstrated skills in continuous learning, flexibility, customer focus, quality commitment and good relationships are required   

 

Availability:

  • Must be available for all of the following shifts (rotating shift schedule)
    • Day shift: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Swing shift: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
    • Graveyard shift: Midnight to 7:30 a.m.
    • Or when assigned to a special shift determined by department needs

Featured Benefits:  

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits available on day one (no waiting period)  

  • One paid Community Involvement Day available per calendar year  

  • Tuition reimbursement  

  • Earn up to 120 hours vacation during your first year of service  

  • Global company with small company feel  

  • Safety shoes reimbursed at $100 per year or $175 every two years  

  • Safety prescription glasses through approved program   

  • 401k matching (100% of first 3%, 50% of next 3% = 4.5% match on 6% contribution)  

 

About Oregon Tool   

At Oregon Tool, we are a passionate group of people dedicated to a spirit of innovation and outside the box thinking to create the world’s most efficient cutting tools and products. We believe in inspiring, listening, learning, and rolling up our sleeves to “get to work” together. Our purpose goes beyond the products we make. We are devoted to positively impacting people, communities, and landscapes around the world. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and implementing sustainable practices to help reverse the impacts of the global climate crisis. We are built on a pioneering spirit and believe in leading with humility, global stewardship, and owning it day in and day out. We know what it takes to get the job done, and we know our people is the way it happens.  

Come grow with us and help us be #SharperTogether   

At Oregon Tool it is our responsibility to help maintain the health and safety of our team members and the communities we operate within. We’re taking a people first approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, and by following best practice guidelines, we are thoughtfully operating in each of our locations.  

Oregon Tool will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Oregon Tool to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.  

During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g., date of birth; driver’s license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk, and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.