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Lathe Operator

Description

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We are looking for a skilled Lathe Operator to join our manufacturing team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining lathes and other machinery, ensuring that all equipment is functioning properly and that all safety protocols are followed. You will be expected to read and interpret blueprints, adjust machine settings to complete tasks accurately, and inspect your finished product to ensure it meets all necessary specifications. As a Lathe Operator, you will also be responsible for cleaning and maintaining your workspace and machinery, and reporting any issues or malfunctions to a supervisor. We are looking for someone with a strong attention to detail, excellent problem-solving skills, and a commitment to producing high-quality work. Previous experience as a Lathe Operator is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities

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  • Operating and maintaining lathes and other machinery
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Adjusting machine settings to complete tasks accurately
  • Inspecting finished products to ensure they meet specifications
  • Cleaning and maintaining workspace and machinery
  • Reporting any issues or malfunctions to a supervisor
  • Following all safety protocols
  • Working as part of a team to meet production goals
  • Training new staff on machine operation procedures
  • Performing routine maintenance on machinery

Requirements

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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience as a Lathe Operator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

Potential interview questions

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  • Do you have previous experience as a Lathe Operator?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to solve a problem during a manufacturing process?
  • How do you ensure that you are following all safety protocols?
  • What steps do you take to maintain your machinery?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to work as part of a team to meet a production goal?