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Numerical Control Operator in Burbank, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 12/8/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Burbank, CA
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  • Pay Rate
    $18.0 - $20.0/Hour
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description


Sets up and operates one of more two axis numerical control mills, and operates but does not set up, three axis mills to machine production, maintenance and tooling parts, under minimum supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following and all other duties as may be assigned. Individuals must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.         Works from numerical control instructions and programs, blueprints, verbal and/or written instructions.  Applies a working knowledge of machine shop practices and procedure, machinability of materials, shop mathematics and machine tool operations manuals.

2.         Makes set-up by positioning, aligning and securing fixtures and parts to work table.  Lays out work as required.  Selects and mounts specified drill and/or cutters.  Loads machine control tape, checks and makes required control settings.  Places machine in operation and observes proper traverse to starting point before beginning operation.  Watches progress of operation and stops machine when necessary to replace work or broken drills or cutters.  Checks console periodically during machining cycle and makes necessary operating adjustments.

3.         Operates numerical control mills and lathes to fabricate production, maintenance and tooling parts.  Makes intermediate set up and tool changes as specified by program and set-up instructions.  Watches for functional variations in machine or console unit and takes corrective action as prescribed.  Operates machine in manual mode to make unprogrammed changes where location can be determined by direct measurement.

4.         Manually enters dimensional data into numerical control console for short run job or during the machining cycle as necessary.

5.         Checks parts for conformance to specification using various kinds of precision measuring instruments.

6.         Performs rework wherein the operations are essentially the same as described above.

7.         Grinds, sharpens and touches up own cutting tools as required.

8.         Performs other related duties as required.


To set up and operate various machines to perform any operation within their normal capacity.  To use machine equipment, attachments and fixtures.  To use machinists hand tools and a variety of precision measuring instruments.  To read and interpret detail blueprints or sketches.  To use shop handbooks, tables and charts.  To apply a knowledge of machinability of metals.  To know proper rakes and clearances of tool bits and drills.  Must be able to read blueprints.


Materials worked on: Ferrous and non-ferrous bar or tube stock, castings, forgings, and assemblies.

Materials worked with: Cutting oils and coolants, emery cloth.

Tools used: Machinists= hand tools, scales and precision measuring instruments such as dial indicators, surface and depth gauges, micrometers, calipers, protractors, Ago@ and Ano go@ gauges, etc.  Must at all times have complete set of personal tools adequate to perform the work covered by the job classification.

Equipment used: ills and Lathes Chucks, collets, faceplates and holding fixtures, cutting tools and box and form tools, die heads, taps, drills and reamers.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.