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CNC Machinist

At Haas F1 Team, we currently have an exciting opportunity in our CNC Machine Shop. Join our team in manufacturing Formula One prototype parts for use in wind tunnel testing. This is a fast paced challenging opportunity to join the only US Formula One Team! We are looking for team oriented experienced Machinists currently located in NC, SC, and VA.

About Haas F1 Team
Haas F1 Team debuted in the FIA Formula One World Championship in 2016, becoming the first American-led Formula One team since 1986. Founded by industrialist Gene Haas, Haas F1 Team is based in the United States on the same Kannapolis, North Carolina, campus as his championship-winning NASCAR team, Stewart-Haas Racing. Haas F1 Operations are also located in Banbury, UK and Parma, Italy.  Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America, and he is chairman of Haas F1 Team.  

General Summary: Performs entry level specialized computer numerical control (CNC) machinist work. Set up and operates CNC machines to run production per approved schedule provided. Work is performed under general supervision with direction provided by Programmers and Shop Manager. 

Reports to: CNC Shop Manager

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for setting up and operating CNC machines, with understanding of G Code
  • Operates machines to produce machined parts per specifications and quality standards
  • Verifies correct tools against tool sheet and program
  • Adjusts machine controls or control media; verifies the correct program is running properly
  • Performs first piece inspection once setup is completed
  • Checks parts according to inspection plans
  • Maintains good quality and production output
  • Preps raw materials by using band saw and other methods.
  • De-burrs and grinds finished machined parts
  • Labels parts and sends to the next operation in the process
  • Fills out proper paperwork per job
  • Coordinates with Quality department to ensure that units comply with specifications
  • Complies with and maintains inspection procedure throughout production runs
  • Receives process travelers, verifies that the components are correct, and closes them out
  • Notifies the CNC Programmer of problems with equipment and/or tooling that may cause defects or lost time
  • Recommends process improvements to resolve problems
  • Cleans and maintains machines and shop area.
  • Replaces tooling on machines
  • Empties the chip barrels
  • Ensures work area, machine, tooling and parts are cleaned regularly and free from excess oil deposits; maintains a clean work area around assigned machines
  • Cleans and assembles all collet assemblies; removes or replaces fixtures, collets and tools; and inspects old collets
  • Completes other miscellaneous duties for the organization such as picking up parts and deliveries for outside services, laser engraving, shipping and receiving and other miscellaneous errands as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to streamline processes to increase productivity and quality; ensures that production and prototype jobs are set up consistently and accurately in a timely manner
  • Assists fellow machinists, as needed
  • Follows safety rules and procedures in all venues.
  • Assumes any responsibilities delegated by the Machine Shop Manager

Education and Work Experience:

CNC Machine trade school certificate or Community College Certificate preferred. Typically requires 3 to 5 years of CNC Machine Shop experience or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. 

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Mechanical aptitude and proven ability to safely and properly set up and operate CNC machines.
  • Strong written and oral communication, teamwork, and people skills
  • Familiarity and experience with 3-Axis and/or 5-Axis CNC Machines
  • Working knowledge of precision measuring equipment and the application of such instruments, including but not limited to calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, and indicators
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Skilled in setting priorities that move projects through efficiently to achieve customer and quality objectives
  • Skilled in working independently and following through with assignments with minimal supervision
  • Skilled in adapting to a changing work environment and competing demands
  • Ability to read blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing technology
  • Ability to use reasoning skills that minimize duplication of efforts, including but not limited to comparing, classifying, analyzing and coordinating

Equipment and Applications:

Computer, CNC machines, hand tools, measuring tools. Prefer knowledge of Mastercam, Delcam, Powermill, Powershape and Solidworks.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

Able to lift moderately heavy metal objects. Able to stand for long periods of time. Repeated torque of vise handles and clamp nuts. Manual dexterity to hand grind and de-burr using precision grinders. Work environment includes loud noise, coolant, sharp objects, and automated machinery. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with seasonal demands. 

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