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Wire EDM Operator

Company: Aptiv
Location: Warwick
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThis position is responsible for programming, setup and operation of Wire and Conventional EDM (electrical discharge machining), machines as well as "Hole Popper" and other tool room equipment to prepare work pieces as necessary. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Study blueprints, sketches, CAD files, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for programming and setup of EDM equipment.
  • Work with tool designer, engineers, and toolmakers to understand the requirements of the part.
  • Manipulate CAD drawings as required to ensure proper cutting of the workpiece
  • Design simple jigs and fixtures using CAD software
  • Use other standard toolroom equipment to modify or create blocks required for machining including Conventional EDM, Hole Poppers, drills, mills, and grinders.
  • Layout and select the appropriate material per part specifications
  • Generate, edit, and load programs for Wire EDM according to machine and work piece specifications
  • Fixture, orient, load, and index work pieces into machine to ensure safe and accurate cutting of the workpiece
  • Set up machine and oversee machine operation as required during machine run
  • Inspect and Verify dimensions, alignments, and clearances of finished parts for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauge blocks, micrometers, depth gages, and comparators (standard & digital).
  • Execute all operator level Preventive Maintenance tasks required for the safe and effective operation of the equipment.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and keep work area clean in accordance with specified rules and regulations.
  • Adhere to EMS and IATF 16949 Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Ability to setup, operate, and monitor various Wire and Conventional EDM equipment.
    • Ability to program EDM equipment using Robocut Fapt Cut, Espree, or similar software.
    • Ability to generate simple CAD drawings using AutoCad or similar CAD software
    • Ability to use standard toolroom equipment as required
    • Ability to work effectively with internal/external personnel.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, blueprints, design specifications, correspondence, work orders and production schedules.
    • Knowledge and good understanding of metals to be used from a range of metals and alloys based on properties such as harness and heat tolerance.
    • Knowledge of proper use of fixturing accessories such as vises, v-blocks, angle plates, and clamps.
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including use and maintenance.QUALIFICATIONS
      • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; or graduation from a technical/trade school.
      • Minimum of two (2) years' experience as an EDM programmer/operator working in a manufacturing environment.
      • Must be able to perform simple tasks using standard tool room equipment including surface grinders, mills, and drills
      • Must be able to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
      • Must be proficient with computers.
      • Must have good basic math skills and the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
      • Must have knowledge of shop math trigonometry.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to work in a variety of physical positions, including standing, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, walking, and stretching. The employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands, handle or feel. The employee must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting objects up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision. Employee may be exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals.WORK ENVIRONMENT
        The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically works in an industrial manufacturing environment. The employee may work near moving mechanical machinery and/or vehicles, and the noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Privacy Notice - Active Candidates: Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Keywords: Aptiv, Warwick , Wire EDM Operator, Other , Warwick, Rhode Island

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