EDM Operator I Summary
Set-up and operates EDM electrical discharge machines by applying knowledge of machine processes and methods for the production of metal parts.
Training and Experience Requirements
: Minimum 2 years work experience, trade school, vocational education, or apprenticeship required.
Specific Job Functions
Basic comprehension of blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece.
Adheres to all EDM Department guidelines and quality requirements.
Measures dimensions and reference points on material or work piece by using a caliper, micrometer, or height gage.
Conducts basic set-up processes using fixtures and/or tooling with assistance.
Knowledgeable of basic machine controls and operation in order to keep on-going production.
Familiar with terms and vocabulary of the machining industry.
Responsible for reporting cycle time and part count.
Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions.
Accurately and completely fills in job time cards (routers), operator inspection process sheets, set-up sheets and any other required documentation.
Attaches basic fixture to machine bed and positions and secures work piece in fixture according to set-up instructions with little or no assistance; using clamps, hardware and measuring instruments.
Turns controls to adjust machine settings, such as voltage, current, frequency and EDM feed rate, according to information on charts or knowledge of EDM electrical discharge machining processes.
Able to maintain machinery through required maintenance schedules.
Must have sufficient tools needed to perform job functions:
Allen Wrench Sets (Standard and Metric)
1”– 3” Micrometer