Danaher Corporation Sea-Bird Scientific - Machinist III in Bellevue, Washington
Sea-Bird Scientific, headquartered in Bellevue WA, is the market leader in precision measurement instruments for oceanographic measurement and research.
Sea-Bird Scientific has an immediate opening for a Machinist III to support R&D. The machinist’s goal is to manually operate machines and produce complex production and prototype parts to high-tolerance design specifications in an accurate and timely manner. In this role, you will be producing prototype parts from basic designs to complex assemblies with small production runs. You will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative Engineering team. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Machine high quality, precision parts and tooling
Handle material from rough stock to finished parts
Understanding how to select and prepare appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used for machining work in both soft materials (e.g., plastic, aluminum, etc.) as well as superalloy/refractory materials (e.g., Titanium, Inconel, etc.)
Read and understand technical drawings; follow written and verbal instructions to perform technical work and operate conventional, special purpose and CNC milling centers
Study blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements
Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes and equipment; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; monitoring coolant; adjusting feeds and speeds
Perform hand work: deburring using deburring tools, drilling and tapping holes and assembly
Design and fabricate custom tools and fixtures including designing alignment and holding fixtures, 3 and 4-jaw chucks, attachments, and materials onto machines
Use a variety of precision inspection instruments to verify machined components meet engineering drawing geometric tolerances proficiently including: digital/dial calipers and micrometers
Measure, examine, and tests completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications
Program, set up, and operate a 3-axis CNC mill and operate a manual mill and lathe
Assist engineers and designers with design activities and make suggestions relating to the machining and fabrication of parts and assemblies
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
Minimum 5+years’ experience preferred in set-up and programming of CNC vertical milling machines and turning machines. Experience in manual machining should include but not limited to millers, lathes, surface grinder and saws.
High school diploma or equivalent with 4-6 years of relevant experience
Two-year machinist vocational program with 3-5 years of experience
Broad knowledge of vital instruments and tools
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision
Excellent attention to detail, and ability to perform precise procedures consistently
Ability to expertly use a wide variety of different machine types and tools
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to, stand, squat, turn/twist, use hands to: handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, hear, walk, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, and smell. Good eye hand coordination is required.
The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds and/or frequently lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Manufacturing
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.
The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.
Employees will be required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective smock, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields. Contact lenses may not be allowed in some areas.
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