T. D. Williamson, Inc.

  • Master Machine Operator

    Posted Date 5 months ago(2018-10-24 4:46 PM)
    Position ID
    United States
  • Overview

    Fabricate metal and plastic components by operating a variety of metal cutting machine tools.


    • Produces parts from raw materials in bars or flat forms, casting and forging materials, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and plastics using various machine tools, assorted hand tools, measuring devices, and tool steels and carbides,
    • Operates a variety of machine tools, working from blueprints, sketches, specifications and oral instructions to procure tools, jobs, and fixtures,
    • Shapes and threads parts to meet manufacturing tolerances, and makes skillful use of all standard hand tools and measuring instruments to do so,
    • Selects feeds and speeds for cutting operations on a wide variety of materials,
    • Grinds or dresses own cutting tools,
    • Makes necessary machine shop mathematical computations,
    • Utilizes charts, tables, standard data sets, and equipment manuals for various machines,
    • Works with and completes job order forms,
    • Completes all proper and necessary steps to set up own machine,
    • Self-inspects parts to ensure all specifications are met before sending parts to the next downstream process,
    • Works from blueprints and instructions to perform shaping and threading of parts to manufacturing tolerances.
    • Supports company quality initiatives and policies;
    • Follows safety policies and initiatives and is responsible for own safety,
    • Reports unsafe working conditions and hazards in a timely manner,
    • Participates in Corrective and Preventative Safety initiatives and investigations of incidents
    • Maintains a clean, orderly work area, ensuring TDW safety standards are maintained;
    • Participates in Lean initiatives and process improvements,
    • Assists new employees during training periods,
    • Performs minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.


    • Minimum of 2 years vocational technical training or equivalent experience,
    • Meets required experience, skill, and behavior competencies to make Machinist A → Master Machinist transition,
    • Ability to read blueprints and work to manufacturing tolerances,
    • Ability to make necessary machine shop math computations,
    • Knowledge of variety of tools and equipment such as engine and turret lathes, milling machines, drill presses and assorted hand tools,
    • Ability to perform unassisted set-ups,
    • Ability to set up feeds, speeds and tools,
    • Ability to use all precision measuring instruments, such as micrometers, to perform in-process inspection of own work,
    • Displays a high degree of versatility, knowledge and professionalism


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