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Inside Machinist

  • Work in comfort in a climate-controlled (a/c and heat) facility with coolant mist collectors on all C.N.C. lathes to ensure optimal air quality
  • Set-up, program, adjust, and operate CNC machines (lathes, and\or mills) in order to produce finished parts from a variety of materials.
  • Use precision measuring instruments to ensure part conformity per quality procedures.
  • Interpret prints to ensure parts are machined according to print specifications.
  • Produce quality standard parts in accordance with production schedule.
  • Monitor machine tool during processing to ensure it is functioning appropriately.
  • Follow print specifications and set-up sheet to select proper tools and perform layout and part evaluation functions for CNC machines.
  • Ensure professional communication to supervisors on status of the job and/or problems that have occurred.
  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures to ensure safety in the facility for all employees, visitors, and oneself.
  • Work to support the daily schedule on a regular basis.
  • Proactively, positively, and constructively support the Exact Machine Corporation vision, mission, quality statements, and the general company direction at all times.
  • Act as a role model in carrying out job duties assigned within this position, including strong work ethic, solid communications, creative problem solving, and a focus on getting results.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Category: Inside Machinist

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

A shipyard Inside Machinist uses various machine tools (including lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and spindles) to produce precision metal parts in large quantities. Inside Machinists must carefully plan and prepare using blueprints or written specifications to calculate operations such as where to cut or bore into work pieces, how fast to feed metal into machines, how much metal to remove from work pieces, etc.. Many Inside Machinists use Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting machines and precision measuring tools (such as inside/outside micrometers, venier calipers, dial indicators, depth micrometers, inside/outside calipers and thread gauges).

Some machining practices include:
- General turning and boring of parts on a lathe
- Thread cutting and tapping
- Taper turning
- Keyway cutting
- Laying out bolt circles to drill holes.
Most inside machinist careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.

Inside machinists usually need one or two years of on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be available.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is typically required. Inside Machinists frequently work with computer-control programs, and therefore must have the ability to determine how automated equipment will cut a part. All Inside Machinists and will need a thorough knowledge of math, including trigonometry.