NPI Machinist in Raleigh, NC at Wakefield Thermal Solutions

Date Posted: 5/18/2023

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    Raleigh, NC
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Job Description

Wakefield Thermal is part of The Heico Companies, and in aggregate, Heico’s businesses generate more than $2 billion in revenues. Wakefield Thermal is a global leader in innovative thermal management solutions for a diverse range of markets. Building on over four decades of leadership and experience, Wakefield Thermal designs, manufactures and sells thermal management products that remove excess heat generated by electronic components. These products include heat sinks, extrusions, bonded fin assemblies, custom panels and enclosures, liquid cold plates, precision compression clamp systems, and accessory products.

Sets up computerized numerically controlled machine tools and related equipment for machining operations for new product introduction and development. Products will be first articles and pilot lots for process verification. Participates in problem-solving activities and contributes to quality improvements. Operates machines when required. Trains other department employees and provides performance assessment feedback to supervisor. Actively promotes teamwork atmosphere and supports team development.

• Works from drawings, 3D CAD models, and programs developed by CNC Programmers.
• Set up and inspect the first article parts.
• Use basic measurement tools to verify parts to customer drawings and 3D CAD models.
• Learn and utilize advanced inspection systems such as the Keyence vision system.
• Solve technical machining problems to yield conforming products.
• Work with CNC Programmers to develop sustainable and efficient machining programs.
• Work with QC inspectors to troubleshoot nonconforming conditions.
• Establish effective setup procedures and assist in creating work instructions for future production runs.
• Change cutting tools and location of workpieces during the machining process.
• Makes necessary adjustments to set-ups during the course of operations to maintain accurate production.
• Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, and unusual conditions.
• Run multiple CNC machines.
• Utilize manual machines to manufacture parts to drawing and CAD model.
• Ensures quality of parts before forwarding them to the next operation/process.
• Overtime may be requested or required based on need.
• Responsible for cleanliness of his/her own work area and the general housekeeping of the Company.
• Reports any unsafe conditions to Supervisor/Management/Maintenance.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Minimum 3 years’ CNC setup experience.
• Minimum 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Efficient in manual machining (Mills, Lathes, Grinders).
• Efficient at and general knowledge of G-code programming.
• Mandatory 4th axis machining experience.
• Prototyping and first piece development experience.
• Familiarity with HAAS controls.
• Efficient in common and complex metrology. Including CMMs, micrometers, calipers, height gauges, and dial indicators.
• Ability to read and interpret GD&T blueprints.

Continuous mental and visual attention is required. Requires constant alertness or activity. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally required to walk, sit, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to airborne particles and chemicals. The noise level is usually loud. The employee is required to wear safety glasses, hearing protection, and safety shoes.