This course is designed to prepare participants to work in entry level positions as machine operators, including theory and hands-on experience with manual and CNC machines, machine tools, machinist application math, and precision measurement
Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to perform the following with supervision (ranging from close to minimal):
1. Determine if own work is complete and correct as specified by instructions, drawings and specifications.
2. Drill, ream, hone, bore, lap and/or countersink straight and close tolerance holes.
3. Follow correct lifting and safety procedures.
4. Apply machine shop theory and procedures and regarding machinability of materials (e.g., cutting speed and feed rates for material being machined).
5. Use proper procedures for handling and disposal of hazardous materials per government regulations and industry practices.
6. Apply the coordinate system to identify multiple machine axes (e.g., X,Y,Z).
7. Operate computing equipment to access job information (e.g., drawings, specifications and other online information systems; upload/download programs.
8. Read and interpret engineering, machine and/or tooling drawings. Capable of visualizing a three-dimensional shape from a two-dimensional view, converting left-hand to right-hand views and understanding symbols, flag notes, general notes.
9. Set-up and operate milling machines. Includes knowing machine capabilities & limitations, controller operations, identifying and resolving problems such as unusual sounds or vibrations in the machinery, changes in offset values, and worn cutters/tool inserts.
10. Use mathematics, including practical math, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
11. Use various types of hand tools and/or hand-held power tools.
12. Use various types of precision measuring tools.
13. Follow oral/written instructions provided by the lead, team leader, supervisor and/or engineering.