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Requisition Number 13-0128
Post Date 11/7/2013
Title Machinist
Job Type Full Time
City El Cajon
State CA
Job Description
We are seeking a skilled Machinist to join our Machine & Tooling team at Taylor Guitars. Are you a machine shop enthusiast who would enjoy being part of a talented team? Do you have experience in handling and operating CNC machines in a Manufacturing environment performing steady R&D prototype work? Would you enjoy working alongside employees who share common interests and the satisfaction of high quality craftsmanship ? If you are someone who enjoys being highly productive, and are eager to apply your technical aptitude and problem solving skills in a rewarding environment bring your “machine shop” talents to our team at Taylor Guitars!

Machinist Success Factors:
Within the first 30 days:
• Gain a full understanding of our facilities and how the Machine & Tooling functions correlate with the overall manufacturing process.
• Successfully operate CNC Fadals independently.
• Comprehend standard operating procedures and specifications surrounding dimensions, drawings, tooling, conformity, shop   mathematics,and end result of finished goods, material products, and parts (metallic and nonmetallic).
• Anticipate machine related safety concerns and have a keen eye for potential machine equipment and programming malfunctions.

Within the first 60 days:
• Gain a full understanding of identifying conformance of finished product and goods to specifications, dimensions, and alignment of   assembly.
• Operate and perform job duties to maximum efficiency and quality in order to meet productivity standards.

Within the first 90 days:
• Use setup sheets to complete parts independently without instruction or supervision.
• Perform tests to ensure functionality and performance of installed machined replacement part.
• Work closely with engineers, production staff, and programmers to resolve complex machining and assembly problems.

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Department: Machine & Tooling
Job Status:Full Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Lead Engineer 
Job Type: Regular
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

POSITION SUMMARY
The Machinist sets up and operates conventional, special purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent fabricating.
• Studies drawings, specifications and sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of what will be the finished work piece.
• Fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop   mathematics, machining ability of materials, and layout techniques.
• Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
• Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control   media as required.
• Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications, dimensions and alignment of assembly.
• Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plates, hand tools, and power tools.
• Installs machined replacement parts into mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and performs tests to ensure functionality and   performance.
• Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, and others to resolve machining and assembly problems.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
• Team Oriented - Ability to get along with others and to work well in a team environment
• Technical Aptitude - Knowledge of how to use equipment and materials properly.
• Technical Aptitude - Knowledge to meet productivity standards.
• Technical Aptitude - Advanced skill of machine setup and operation.
• Problem Solving - Ability to troubleshoot, report situations or resolve the problem independently.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Associate's Degree (two year college or technical school): A plus+
Experience: Three to five years as a CNC Machinist with job shop experience. Manual machining, lathe and mill background is a must. In addition, experience with Fadal VMC and Thermwood CNC Router machines a plus.
Computer Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.
O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Physical Demands 
Stand C
Walk C
Sit O
Manually Manipulate C
Grasp C
Reach Outward F
Reach Above Shoulder F
Speak O
Climb N
Crawl N
Squat or Kneel N
Bend N
Lift/Carry 
10 lbs or less O
11-20 lbs N
21-50 lbs N
51-100 lbs N
Over 100 lbs N
Push/Pull
12 lbs or less N
13-25 lbs N
26-40 lbs N
41-100 lbs N

Other Physical Requirements
• Vision (Near)

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Working conditions are normal for a factory environment. There is frequent exposure to a variety of wood types and their sawdust. There is frequent exposure to finishing products and finish dust. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
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