Proto Labs, Inc. Machinist I - Various Shifts in Plymouth, Minnesota

Position Overview: The Machinist I is responsible for setting up, operating and troubleshooting CNC mills. This includes supporting production operators with milling related alarms, maintaining custom fixturing, and assisting with process improvement. Specific duties include: Set-up, calibrate and operate CNC machines in an efficient manner. Install, adjust and maintain various fixtures (i.e. vacuum plates, vises, center point chucks). Assist with process development with programmers, Engineers and Management Diagnose then recover from machine alarms. Demonstrated ability to read and understand CNC Programs and layouts as required Work with and coach operators on a daily basis. Make offsets for cutting tools and fixtures. Complete machining operations on various materials. Recalibrate mills after maintenance was completed. Perform new CNC machine set-up and changes. Adhere to all quality and safety standards within the department. Maintain clean and organized work area with emphasis on safety, quality, efficiency, and utilization. Continually seek to improve work processes and individual performance. Adhere to all company policies and operational procedures. Perform additional tasks as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: 2 year degree in Machine Technology or CNC trade school diploma. 4 years of experience in either a prototype or job shop environment setting up CNC equipment (lathe or mill) Experience with 4 and 5 axis mill/ lathe setup and operation. Experience with CAD/CAM software, specifically Mastercam is desired. Must be mechanically inclined Understand the concept of tool wear and cutter compensation. Must be able to work well socially with others Knowledge of CNC mill setup and operation Skilled in the use of measuring instruments such as indicators, gage blocks, dial bores, and inspection plate methods along with in-process inspection of precision machined parts Ability to work with close tolerances (within .001") of all processes Knowledge of cutting feeds, speeds, and tool life Ability to comprehend work offsets Understanding of G & M code Able to safely operate hand held and stationary power tools Able to use a computer and calculator Ability to follow direction from supervisors, technical leads and computer or printed instructions Able to read and write in English along with ability to complete basic arithmetic Able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment Must be punctual and have good attendance Strong attention to detail is required Good written and oral communication skills Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Haas machine tools Experience with programming CNC equipment Education Requirements: 2 year degree in Machine Technology or CNC trade school diploma. Physical Demands: Stand for the entire shift Lift up to 70 pounds waist high, carry up to 70 pounds alone Reaching, bending, & grasping Ability to read machine-shop gages & indicators. All Proto Labs facilities in the United States are ITAR-compliant operations. Due to ITAR regulations, Proto Labs is only able to employ U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents (green card holders) or foreign nationals granted refugee or asylee status. Individuals with temporary visas (e.g. E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, TN or OPT) are not eligible for hire. Proto Labs, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disc