Job Summary: sets up/operates die casting machines to cast parts such as dials, lock cases, covers and safe deposit lock parts from zinc alloy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
¨ Setup/operate all die cast machines in department according to knowledge of part and/or following blueprints, routings and setup or process sheets.
¨ Lifts specified die sections into machine.
¨ Inspects work piece for conformity to specifications, including drawings, routings and finish requirements.
¨ Bolts die section in position and adjusts stroke of ram to meet standard specification.
¨ Connects water hose to cooling system of die. Preheats die sections with torch or electric heater.
¨ Turns valves and sets dial to regulate flow of water circulation through die and to control speed of machine, based on size and structure of part being cast and type and temperature of metal being used.
¨ Scrapes metal fragments from die surfaces and brushes lubricant on specified are of die section.
¨ Pushes button to close and lock dies and activate plunger that forces molten metal into die cavities.
¨ Breaks off parts from runners and stacks in correct container. Inspects casting for defects visually or with hand tools and completes required paperwork.
¨ Re-melts sprues, runners and ingots in melting furnace and transfers molten metal to heated reservoir of die casting machine.
¨ Secures designated tools, dies, or equipment from tool and die storage and installs, secures, aligns to machine together with all necessary adjustments and settings to meet quality standards.
¨ Trouble shoots casting problems for necessary machines/tool corrections.
¨ Assures all machines are running to the correct process.
¨ Trains and assists other operator to obtain quality parts to standard rates.
¨ Analyzes machine problems for possible corrections.
¨ Reports to supervisor any quality or standard problems.
¨ Must keep a clean, neat and orderly work area following all established safety rules and using all supplied safety devices and guards.
¨ Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
¨ Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.
¨ Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
¨ High school diploma or equivalent. One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
¨ Injection molding experience is a plus.
¨ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
¨ The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
¨ While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical parts or machinery.
¨ The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.