Experimental Mechanic

  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Sun Valley, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Feb 15, 2018

Job Description

Salary: 20.00-35.00

Summary: Sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate tools, mechanisms, and machines for experimental purposes, such as solving problems relative to materials, tools, work-holding arrangements, machine settings, product specifications, and fabrication methods for production process, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Consults with engineer and other personnel regarding product information such as design, capacity and purpose, and types of material to be used to fabricate product.
  • Analyzes written specifications, drawings, rough sketches, and verbal instructions to plan layouts and processes.
  • Mock up and construct fixtures, tooling, and experimental parts.
  • Sets up and operates metalworking machine tools such as lathe, milling machine, shaper, or grinder to machine parts to specifications, and verifies conformance of parts to specifications. Performs heat treating and welding is a plus.
  • Evaluates experimental procedures and recommends changes or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup and production.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems. Develops alternative solutions.
  • Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits openness.
  • Written Communication - Able to read write, and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve quality; be accurate and thorough.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, Commits to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Takes independent actions and calculated risks.
  • Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound judgment.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

  • Education/Experience - 5 years or more of related experience.
  • Language ability - read and interpret documents Ability to speak well.
  • Math ability - work with fractions, percentages, ratios, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Computer Skills -Use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; use of AutoCAD is a plus.
  • Physical Demands -Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must be able lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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