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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Sr. Machine Operator I
SAT : Manufacturing
Kilgore, Texas
Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

•Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, CAD files, engineering plans, materials, specifications,orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpretinggeometric dimensions and tolerances
•Sets-up machines by installing and adjusting chucks, tools, attachments, collects, bushings, cams, gears, stops,and stock pushers
•Loads materials into machines to be formed, cut, and shaped•Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces
•Adjusts machine speeds and feeds and change cutters to machine parts according to specifications.
•Inspects products upon completion to ensure it matches specifications
•Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances
•Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer'sinstructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
•Monitors and verifies quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures
•May mentor other employees
•Interfaces with employees and managers within the department and Manufacturing Engineering
•General supervision and instructions given for routine work, and detailed instructions given for new activitiesor special assignments.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of related Machining experience

Ability to read and follow instructions including blueprints •Clear math and computer skills to include MS applications and email
•Clear attention to detail
•Clear interpersonal skills to cooperate and work effectively with others
• Clear organizational skills
• Ability to multitask
• Able to use mechanical hand and simple power tools
• Requires clear knowledge of machine equipmen
• Clear knowledge of general safety procedures
•Ability to lead team meetings and encourage participation
•Ability to act as a role model for appropriate skills and behaviors
•Ability to act as a liaison between other teams/functions
•Ability to exhibit adaptability/flexibility
•Ability to lift a minimum of 15 pounds

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.