Port Arthur, Texas


Summary of Position:      This position requires the employee to perform duties of a Senior Machinist as needed to support the Port Arthur, Texas facility. 


Reports to:                         Production Manager


Specific Duties

And Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate safe work practices in accordance with the Johnson Controls Safety Program, OSHA and EPA.
  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as drilling, grinding, milling etc.
  • Writes complex programs for multiple axis lathes, milling and drilling machines (4 or 5 axis).
  • Collaborates with Manufacturing Engineers or works independently to develop manufacturing/machining processes from drawings to create a part that meets specifications at lowest cost.
  • Creates tool drawings and set-up sheets for the machine operators.
  • Determines proper tooling to be used for various required base metals. Establishes optimum feeds and speeds. Understands the effects of these variables on the machining process.
  • Troubleshoots manufacturing problems to determine if issue is a process problem versus a machine issue.
  • Must understand and work with multiple models of machine tools and manufacturer’s controls.
  • Designs fixtures to hold parts on a specific machine.
  • Ability to manage software, files, solid models and other interfaces associated with programming software.
  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs.
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, stock pushers and  indicating vices.
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to international standards.
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Port Arthur, Texas


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