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CNC Programmer / Machinist

Boikago Group (Pty) Ltd
GautengSouth Africa
6 days ago0 Applicants
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  • The ideal candidate will be expected to to aid the company in delivering precise machining of press dies in accordance with required engineering changes, as well as spare parts.
  • As the CNC machinist, you will design specifications, enter them into the CNC machine and/ or CAD/CAM software, set up the machine and monitor it as it operates.
  • You will make critical contributions to the toolroom, ensuring the excellence of the repairs/modifications by following inspection protocols and detecting errors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine the fixtures, attachments and tools necessary to complete jobs according to specifications, and mount them to machine prior to beginning cutting (Mecof 5 – Axis Dynamill)
  • Discuss project specifications with engineers and supervisors to guarantee consistency between plans and products, and collaborate to modify designs when existing ones are not feasible
  • Modify machine speed, tooling and cutting style to ensure precision and accuracy of manufactured parts.
  • Oversee cutting process, perform adjustments throughout each job, catch mistakes as they happen and take necessary measures to eliminate errors
  • Supervise machine temperatures, ensure that machine has adequate warm-up and cool-down time between jobs and replace coolant periodically
  • Review and interpret cutting plans, enter them into control outlets before jobs and alter them to correct mistakes when necessary (Tebis CAM Software)
  • Inspect all finished products for accuracy and uniformity to ensure required quality is achieved.
  • Perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning and tool replacement
  • Perform safety inspections using corporate tools and conduct safety talks, Identify and ensure that safety hazards and unsafe practices are promptly corrected.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools, using machine tools and hand tools.
  • Lift, position, and secure machined parts or die components using hoists and overhead cranes.  
  • Select metals to be used from a range of metals based on properties such as hardness and heat tolerance.       
  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specifications to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Design jigs, fixtures, and templates for use as work aids in the fabrication of parts or products.   
  • Understanding general Toolmaking techniques.       
  • Support production with press and assembly related down time.
  • Actively partake in your role to improve production systems.           

Minimum experience & qualifications required

  • Mechanical or equivalent National diploma in Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in 3D CNC Machining.
  • 3D 5 axis programming and machining on CAD/ CAM Software platforms. (Catia or Tebis would be an advantage).
  • Trade certificate will be an advantage.
  • Toolmaking techniques (Preferred).

Behavioural skills required

  • Ability to read tooling and product drawings.
  • Proficient welding skills would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of machining hardened and treated steels. 
  • Ability to work any shift as well as rotating shifts and weekends
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Values precision and enforces quality standards
  • Ability to understand G-code
  • Comfortable using tools and maintaining machinery
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