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Prototype Machinist - 2nd Shift (3:30pm-12am)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-799797
    • Job Location: Mason, OH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 03, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Cuts and machines rods and barrels for use in the assembly of full range of pneumatic cylinders. Operates conventional machine tools, CNC lathes, Mills and various specialty machinery, i.e. tube cutter, tube deburrer, tube polisher, rod saw, flat press and roller burnishing machine. Sets up and operates both conventional and CNC machines in order to produce parts required for standard cylinder lines as well as special application components and tooling.


• Based on cut slip instructions, selects appropriate size and type tube or profile from stock rack and sets up required machine accordingly. Cuts material and checks dimensions to ensure accuracy.
• Machines piston rods on CNC lathes.
• Sets up and operates conventional machine tools such as: milling machine, lathe and surface grinder.
• Machines both rush production and prototype special applications components to critical blueprint tolerances, sketches or verbal instructions.
• Confers with Manufacturing Engineer for approval on all prototype runs.
• Verifies conformance of all components to specifications.
• Uses various types of roller burnishing machines to finish piston rods.
• Deburrs tubes and profiles and polishes as required.
• Washes rods/tubes or profile in cleaning solution to prepare for assembly.
• Assist in rush assembly of cylinders by using various hand tools, assembly fixtures, adhesives and lubricants.
• Using specialty machinery fastens end caps on cylinders.
• Tests cylinders using water bath or waterless test station to detect leaks and insure proper operation.

• Cleans and labels cylinder and attaches applicable hardware.

• Attaches proper paperwork to cylinder and routes cylinder to warehouse.
• Methodize machine setups to produce conforming parts/tooling per approved engineering drawings.
• Repairs or discards defective cylinders as required.
• Maintains clean work environment.
• Management reserves the right to add/delete tasks to this position at any time.
• Organize, clean and maintain production facilities and equipment to maintain and improve per 5S system implemented.
• Travel may be required by any mode of transportation as determined by company for business reasons such as, but not limited to, skill development, training or a company business event. This would include travel to Corporate Headquarters/Regional (field) offices.

Experience and Skills:

Conventional Machining experience and CNC Knowledge. Machinist trade school a plus.
• Knowledge of hand tools and the Metric system.
• Able to interpet G –code. programming for Fanuc and Siemens controllers. Knowledge of Master Cam a plus.
• Capable of writing CNC programs using Master Cam preferred
• Familiar with metal materials specifications and applicable DIN and/or ANSI.
• Knowledge of basic machine practices and safety standards.
• Ability to use computer and word processing and spreadsheet software. Knowledge of measuring equipment and machine tools.
• Excellent oral communication skills.
• Experience in manufacturing/warehouse environment.
• Computer experience.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster