Los Angeles Community College District

Machinist (#3522)

$41.57-$41.57 hourly / $7,233.18-$7,233.18 monthly / $86,798.16-$86,798.16 annual


Definition

Designs, installs, repairs, inspects, and modifies machines, tools, power transmissions, and mechanical building devices or equipment.

Typical Duties

Moves, installs or reinstalls, levels, aligns, and anchors machines, mechanical equipment, and power units to foundations using necessary rigging, hoists, lift trucks, dollies, rollers, and slings.

Inspects, tests, and analyzes the malfunctioning of all types of mechanical, automatic, hydraulic and numerical-controlled machinery and equipment such as pumps, compressors, food-processing machines, woodworking machines, machine tools, ventilating systems, conveyors, overhead doors, window controls, backstop hoist, and mechanical power transmissions, and makes necessary field and/or shop repairs.

Dismantles and rebuilds various machines and machine tools.

Performs layout work and uses precision measuring devices, hand tools, and machine tools such as lathes, planers, presses, shapers, milling machines and computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment, and precision grinders to fabricate and/or repair metal parts to tolerances of .0002 inch.

Designs, develops, and constructs safety attachments and modifications for all types of machinery and equipment.

Determines methods for making repairs.

Makes recommendations on the replacement and/or purchase of parts and/or equipment.

Estimates costs for parts and equipment.

Makes recommendations regarding repair by outside contractors.

Orders supplies, parts, and tools needed for repairs.

Maintains an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned area/projects.

Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the machinist and millwright trades.

Maintains shop area and supplies in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

Inspects machines and equipment, when received, in cooperation with the central storekeeping operation at a college.

Performs heli-arc, arc, oxygen-acetylene and spot welding.

Performs sheet metal work on various building components and equipment such as hinges, doors and instructional aids.

May improve existing safety devices.

May work from ladders or scaffolding.

May assign, review the work of, and provide training to assigned lower-level staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Machinist sets up and operates a variety of metal working machines; fabricates machine parts to tolerances of .0002 inch; and installs, inspects, and repairs parts, machines, tools, and equipment.

There are currently no closely related classes in the District.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a General Foreman or Director of College Facilities. Work direction may be provided to Maintenance Assistants.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Design and operation of a wide variety of machinery and equipment used in machinist and

millwright trades

Practices, techniques, and terminology of the machinist and millwright trades

Machinery installation, leveling, and alignment

Tools, materials, and parts involved in the repair of mechanical, automatic, hydraulic, and

numerical controlled machinery

Properties of metals and alloys

Blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, mechanical design, and shop mathematics

California Occupational Safety and Health Act standards, and other safety standards and codes

pertaining to the machinist and millwright trades

Heli-arc, arc, oxygen-acetylene, and spot welding

Heat treating of different kinds of metals

Basic recordkeeping procedures

Basic operations of computer equipment

Skill in:

Use of tools and equipment of the machinist and millwright trades

Ability to:

Diagnose and correct malfunctioning of mechanical, automatic, hydraulic, and numerical controlled equipment

Lay out and shape metal parts to precise dimensions by use of hand and machine tools

Set-up and operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment

Move, install, and align machinery

Initiate, sketch, and fabricate safety and design modifications for machinery

Work independently

Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff, students, and outside contractors

Keep accurate records

Learn the characteristics of new equipment and update technical skills to adapt to changing

technology

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent, from a recognized college or university, with a major in machine tool technology, computer numerical control programming, or its equivalent AND three years of recent, full-time, paid experience in machinist or millwright work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey level. Machinery installation, leveling, welding, and aligning experience is desirable.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration in the machinist or millwright trade AND one year of recent, full-time, paid, journey-level experience in machinist or millwright work. Machinery installation, leveling, welding, and aligning experience is desirable.

OR

C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of recent, full-time, paid experience in machinist or millwright work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey level. Machinery installation, leveling, welding, and aligning experience is desirable.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 3522; EST: ; REV: 6/13/2018;