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Senior Machinist and Model Maker
Johnson Health Tech
 
Job Location: Cottage Grove, WI
Description:

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Model Shop Lead, the Senior Machinist and Model Maker is someone who performs each essential duty satisfactorily in accordance with company policies and procedures.


Responsibilities:

General Shop Duties

  • Fabrication of parts per supplied print within required tolerances.
  • Fabrication of prototype machines per supplied design specs.
  • Fabrication of complex three-dimensional models translated from industrial and mechanical design, with high / show quality resolution.
  • Highly skilled in the operation of all shop equipment in a safe and productive manner.
  • Demonstrates a very high proficiency in the core competencies of the model shop which include model making, machining, welding, painting, bending, and shearing, along with forming wood and foam.
  • Is a proven leader in the 5S and preventive maintenance efforts in the model shop.

Project Timelines

  • Define project objectives and accurately create and meet project schedules and timelines.
  • Provide project timelines and progress reports to engineering and managers as needed.
  • Assist and or train others to ensure that their timelines are met as well.


Resource Management: Allocate resources including manpower, material, equipment, vendors, and shipments to ensure that timelines are met.


Staff Training: Train or assist in the training of shop staff in all aspects of model making, CNC machining, hand forming, painting as needed.



Safety

  • Creates and follows the safety rules regarding the safe operation of all shop equipment.
  • Is a leading example in regards to proper shop educate and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Ability to train personnel in safety and equipment operation and guidelines.

Quality

  • Produces high quality work consistently meeting or exceeding timeframes and milestones.
  • Viewed as a resource for quality support to shop personnel and brand customers.

Research & Development

  • Quickly translate loosely defined projects into finished projects.
  • Lead, collaborate and train others on projects as needed.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Other projects as needed.


.Requirements:

Qualifications:


Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Journeyman level, two-year degree in machining, model making, or equivalent experience is required

Experience

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience
  • Expert level in machining, prototyping, or model making is required
  • Extensive experience working with varying materials such as wood, metal, foam, and plastic is required
  • Extensive experience in painting and paint systems is required.
  • CAD / CAM experience along with working knowledge of SolidWorks is required.

Other Requirements

  • Proficient in the operation of all shop equipment in a safe and productive manner is required.
  • Proficient in reading blueprints and understand geometric tolerances.
  • Must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Valid driver's license required for local travel.


Skills:

Machining

  • Formal machinists training with a high mechanical aptitude.
  • Train others in the proper setup and operation of the lathes and manual mills as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently hit tight tolerances as needed.
  • Viewed as a leading resource in the machining of all materials accurately including steel, aluminum, plastics, HD foam, and wood.
  • Ability to train others in the reading of blueprints and the understanding geometric tolerances.
  • Ability to train others in the set up and operation of CNC mills, along with a thorough understanding of G code programming.
  • Ability to train others in the programming of the CNC mill using CAD / CAM software, using supplied CAD files such as SolidWorks.
  • Ability to produce three dimensional CNC models from CAD files.
  • Ability to train others in the programming, set up and operation of the CNC plasma cutter.

Welding/Torch

  • Proficient in the use of the MIG welder and trains others in the proper use as needed.
  • Proficient in the use of the TIG welder and trains others in the proper use as needed.
  • Proficient in the use the Oxy / Acetylene torch and trains others in the proper use as needed.

Brake / Shear

  • Trains others in the layout of sheet metal and use of the shear to safely cut material within required tolerances.
  • Trains others in the layout of bend lines and use of the brake to safely bend sheet metal to meet required tolerances.

Woodworking: Trains others in the use of all wood shop equipment including saws, planer, jointer, drill and sander safely.


Model Making

  • Exceptional working knowledge of plastics, foam, wood, and metal.
  • Trains others in the hand forming of materials such as high-density foam, wood, and sheet metal.
  • Ability to translate industrial and mechanical design into three-dimensional works.
  • Trains others in layout, setup and the machining of three-dimensional models on CNC machining center.
  • Ability to produce ultra high resolution / show quality models.
  • Experience with FDM modeling and finishing.
  • Ability to cast complex urethane three dimensional parts from RTV molds created from FDM or foam models.
  • Ability to scale drawings for small scale modeling.

Painting

  • Trains others in the preparation of all materials for painting and can prime and paint to the highest level of resolution required.
  • Leading resource for knowledge of painting, paint systems, and procedures.

Interpersonal

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of initiative and a sense of urgency, demonstrated by accomplishing tasks; improving current work processes; and assisting others when necessary
  • Unwavering attention to detail and commitment to world-class quality
  • Ability to embrace deadlines
  • Able to project a positive and professional demeanor to all internal and external contacts


Benefits:

We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.

Some of our outstanding benefits include:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off benefits
  • Free access to our state-of-the-art onsite workout facility
  • Product discounts
  • Wellness programs


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