Job Opening: Operators

Position: Operators

Hours: Second & Third Shift

Location: Lake Mills, WI

This position is responsible for production of precision machined parts on various CNC lathes and milling machines.

Wage Range: Depends on skill level and experience.

Our Key Requirements

  • Capable of running part programs on various CNC machines
  • Ability to change tools and continue running the machine with minimal help
  • Knowledge of and ability to use tradition inspection tools to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to use CMMs, surface measuring equipment, and optical inspection equipment to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret part prints
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Machine Operator operates machines as directed by supervisor.  The work is spot-checked in progress and upon completion for compliance with part print, instructions and established procedures.

Job Opening: Machinist

Position: Machinist

Hours: Second & Third Shift

Location: Lake Mills, WI

This position is responsible for inspection, and production of precision machined parts on various CNC lathes and milling machines.

Wage Range: Depends on skill level and experience.

Our Key Requirements

  • Ability to read, interpret, and edit machine code – Preferred
  • CNC Machining experience
  • Capable of calculating and adjusting tool speeds & feeds to match machining conditions
  • Knowledge of cutting tools, their application, and various grades and designations
  • Knowledge of and ability to use tradition inspection tools to verify part dimensions
  • Ability to use CMMs, surface measuring equipment, and optical inspection equipment to verify part dimensions’
  • Ability to read and accurately interpret part prints and Geometric Tolerancing
  • Ability to make recommendations for process improvement
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Ability to use standard shop math and trigonometric functions
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Duties will change as dictated by product demand and customer specifications.  Other duties may be assigned.

The Role Of Quality Control In Producing Precision Machined Parts

In many different industries from parts and components for firearms to robotics and medical devices, precision is critical. Not only is precision important for the functioning of the device or system, but it is also required for safety, long life cycles and perhaps even for life-saving technology.

The best companies that specialize in precision machined parts understand the importance of quality control the production of the final component. They see this as not just a certificate or an ideal that represents the company publically, but rather as the central and driving force throughout the production process.

Training and Certification

When the company is focused on manufacturing precision machined parts, there is a focus on training of the staff in quality control. Most of these top companies will move forward with ISO 9001 certification, which is specific to developing a company-wide approach to quality.

Additionally, companies producing medical devices and orthopedic or dental implants will also have ISO 13485 certification, which is specific to medical device production. A few companies may also have additional certification, including AS9001C. This is granted by the NSF-ISR and applies specifically to the production of aviation, space and defense quality management system certification.

Bottom Up Quality Control

A unique approach to quality control offered by the best companies manufacturing precision machined parts is the bottom-up, company-wide quality control system. This means that everyone in the company is focused on quality control and is aware of the appropriate inspections and requirements that are in place.

This allows each employee to be responsible for quality management, rather than depending on line managers or final product inspection to detect a problem. With this continual observation by employees combined with CNC equipment and continual data collection, the process is maintained to the quality standards set by the company.