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EDM Specialist

Company: Westfall Technik
Location: Walnut
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Westfall Technik is a global holding company which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design, production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end manufacturing.

ONE WESTFALL

Competitive advantages such as vertical integration, speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider positively impacting our customers’ business. We are powered by experienced people with diversified capabilities and specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to what we do; we simplify the process to deliver a customer experience that is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of accountability.

ALL IN.

This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all about. The statement embodies the company’s commitment to total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.

Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive ----no matter how complex the customers’ challenge.

We look forward to having an interesting conversation with you.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: EDM Specialist

Position: Fulltime / Non-Exempt

Location: Walnut, CA

Manager: No

Reports to: Operations Manager

 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The EDM Sinker Operator at Fairway Injection Molds, a Westfall-Technik company, is responsible for the setup and operation of high-performance CNC EDM sink machines. Through the operation of these machines, the machinist is expected to produce parts to specification, and verify parts with extremely close tolerance dimensions, alignments and specifications. This position that plays a key role in machining components as efficiently as possible using the robots and tool changers typically attached to the machines. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administer and meet scheduled hours and dates of all tasks, with the goal of completing tasks ahead of schedule.
  • Utilize machinery & prioritize equipment usage to obtain the quickest lead time. 
  • Maximize efficiency by working to minimize setup and run times in all machines.
  • Maintain an attitude of Continuous Improvement and make suggestions for improvements.
  • Maintain a department that is neat, organized, and clean.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS (bullet point or paragraph form)

  • Technical degree preferred.
  • Good mechanical aptitude required. 
  • Good organizational skills
  • Must be a team-player.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team to accomplish all tasks of the department while communicating effectively. 
  • Ability to operate all EDM machines in the department.
  • Assist in problem solving for all EDM related problems as needed.
  • All EDM paperwork cleanout and organization at program completion.
  • Operate sinker EDM machines.
  • EDM Sinker Programming
  • Coordinate all inspection of finished blocks internally (In-Machine) and with quality department as needed.
  • Assure that the quality of work is to the satisfaction of the internal customer.
  • Adjust schedule as needed within the department to maximize output and reduce lead times. Coordinate with General Manager.
  • Update the schedule as tasks are completed or their status changed.
    • Mark as complete on department schedule
    • Mark as ready for the next operation in the next department if applicable.
  • Develop EDM time estimates, schedules, and plans.
  • Make suggestions for equipment, software, training, etc.
  • Responsible for Department Housekeeping, Cleanliness, and Organization as required.
  • Maintain, repair and/or coordinate outside sources for all WIRE EDM department machinery as needed. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  •  Repeat the same movements.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift to 50 lbs.
  • Manipulation of heavy components.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment is usually in a clean, temperature controlled, manufacturing facility with low to moderate noise level. Safety glasses are required. Fast paced and professional with a commitment to excellence. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

 

 

Westfall -Technik is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment 

Keywords: Westfall Technik, Los Angeles , EDM Specialist, Other , Walnut, California

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