Machinist Apprentice, AJC

Norcross, Georgia
Nov 06, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

The Industrial Maintenance Machinist Apprentice will learn the skill necessary to maintain and repair production equipment. Upon achieving the skills required to maintain production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment s/he will be eligible for promotion to Machinist position.

Job Duties and Job Tasks:

Individual selected will be trained to diagnose, repair, and maintain production equipment through hands-on experience. There may also be some additional training required via online or in person courses. The training will focus on:
• The operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
• Finding the sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.
• Removing defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts; and then replacing repaired parts or new parts.
• Determining changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
• Adjusting functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, and straightedges.
• Determining and limiting downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques; monitoring compliance.
• Fabricating repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
• Maintaining equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
• Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
• Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
• Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
• Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
• Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Skills/Qualifications: Equipment Maintenance, Technical Understanding, Technical Zeal, Deals with Uncertainty, Basic Safety, Power Tools, Attention to Detail, Flexibility, Supervision, Job Knowledge, Productivity


High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience

Journeyman Machinist preferred with at least 2 years of experience.
Minimum of 4 years of experience in basic mechanical knowledge that may include all or some portion of welding and pipe fitting, HVAC, construction (plumbing/electrical), or similar work preferred.
Working knowledge of MS Office desired.

Additional Requirements:
Good communication and Interpersonal skills, ability to take Initiative, ability to work In a fast paced, diverse-team environment, ability to take and follow instructions, able to work overtime and holidays as required.
Any experience relating to running Lathe, Milling Machine, and Surface Grinder.

About Cox Media Group


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