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Lockheed Martin Turret Lathe Operator C in Stratford, Connecticut

Description: Function:

Set up and operate turret lathe to perform simple and routine lathe operations on a variety of production parts comprised of various types and forms of material.

Typical Responsibilities:

Follow detailed instructions, prescribed procedures, drawings and operation sheets, specifications and other written or oral instructions.

Set up simple-routine jobs without direct assistance, properly nesting work in chuck to obtain squareness and parallelism of subsequent bores and faces.

On set-ups that are more involved, receive assistance and instruction.

Perform rough and finish drilling, facing, boring, counterboring and similar lathe operations confined to established machining procedures that are usually routine or repetitive in nature.

Maintain close tolerances where dimensional requirements are incorporated in tooling.

Set and maintain feeds and speeds as prescribed.

Check work visually and with precision measuring instruments and record data manually or electronically as required.

Remove and replace dull or defective tools and make minor machine adjustments to maintain specifications and quality of work.

Block, clamp, and shim to hold and align work piece and prevent springing, distortion or breakage.

Perform similar or related operations as directed by working leader or supervision.

Perform other related work of a comparable or lower skill level, including deburring, polishing and part marking.

Refer questionable conditions or recurring difficulties to working leader or supervision.

Perform operator checklist as required and comply with all EH&S procedures.

As required segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices.

May be assigned to carry out tasks, not specifically listed, within the scope and skill level of this job description in support of department objectives and to develop individuals’ skills.

Basic Qualifications:


Requires knowledge of decimals and fractions and ability to work from complicated drawings and operation sheets. Use micrometer, scale, calipers, dial indicator, fixed gauges, etc. Also requires some knowledge of vertical turret lathe operations and tools. Equivalent to special machine shop training course.

Experience: Over one (1) year



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