Experiences in CNC Machine Shops in Houston, Tx

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

OEM Machining League City

Machining at OEM Machining
Machining at OEM Machining

, TX

CNC Machinist/Supervisor/Quality Control/EDM

As the night shift supervisor, it was my duty to serve many roles while still being responsible for running multiple machines most nights mill or lathe. When machinists needed parts inspected as called first articles or had trouble with the machines or their production I would be needed to be there to aid them. I also was then able to assist using my programming knowledge in case there were problems with the program. There we used master cam for our programming software.


K&J MACHINE AND WELDING, Pasadena, TX

CNC Machinist/Programmer

As the lead CNC Machinist / Programmer it was my responsibility to evaluate the projects, select the appropriate materials, converse with customers about their projects, and set up the machining equipment. The jobs were presented to the shop as engineering blueprints or physical parts. When the jobs came as physical parts I would use Inventor software to create a 3D computer model of the part, then produce the working blueprints. I would then transfer the 3D model into Gibbs Cam to produce the CNC program for the particular machine. Once the CNC program was created I would then assign the machinist to the project. From the beginning to the end of all projects I stayed available to the machinists to ensure that they met the best finishing result. I also created CNC programs using Conversational programming, or the Variable programming software. As part of the production planning, I also had to decide when it would be beneficial to use manual lathes and mills to produce a part. Some jobs required specialty setups where it was necessary to program a vertical mill with the 90-degree angle head. The shop equipment consisted of FANUC Control CNC mills and lathes, Okuma Control CNC lathes, and Fadal Control CNC mills and various manual lathes and mills.



MAVERICK PRECISION, Houston, TX

CNC Machinist

As CNC Machinist it was my responsibility to machine products to the blueprint. While working here I have introduced to Mitsubishi and Okuma Controlled machines. I had the time and opportunity to become comfortable with the particulars of these machines. Over the duration of the time, I worked for the company I had to perform various edits, offset adjustments, and hand-tapping to the existing CNC programs. This enhanced my CNC lathe machinist skills. I worked on projects that required the use of horizontal and vertical mills. This further strengthened my abilities with both types of mills. I worked with exotic metals like Monel, Inconel, and Titanium. I worked with several projects using either horizontal or vertical mills. This strengthened my abilities in both types of mills. The shop equipment consisted of FANUC Control CNC mills and lathes, Okuma Control CNC lathes, and Mitsubishi Control CNC mills and various manual lathes and mills.






HUTCHINSON AND HAVES, Houston, TX

CNC Machinist

As a CNC machinist, I worked on various projects that required the use of vertical CNC mills, horizontal CNC mills, and horizontal CNC lathes. I was introduced to the CNC mill here and became proficient with the machines set up and operation. I also worked on projects that required the use of the CNC lathes which further strengthened my turning ability on the lathe. Some jobs required specialty setups where it was necessary to a machine with a 90-degree angle head on a vertical mill. I also ran jobs that needed to be set up with the 4th axis. It was my responsibility to troubleshoot and correct various problems with CNC machines. The shop equipment consisted of FANUC Control CNC mills and lathes, and various manual lathes and mills.




TENARIS, Houston, TX

CNC OPERATOR

As a CNC operator, I was trained on how to read lathe programs, adjust offsets, O.D. and I.D. threading. I was also trained on how to keep tolerances using various types of measuring instruments. The shop equipment consisted of various types of Fanuc controlled CNC lathes.


SHELL AND TUBE HEAT EXCHANGERS, Houston, TX

CNC MACHINIST

I started with this company assembling heat exchangers. I was promoted to CNC machining where I was trained to do mill setups, read and edit CNC programs, and make offset adjustments. I also had the opportunity to strengthen my skills in manual machining. The shop's equipment consisted of two Fanuc controlled machines and various manual machines.


PIPING TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTS, Houston, TX

ASSEMBLER 2007 - 2008

The assembler was my responsibility to assemble pipe shoes. While working here I was introduced to manual mill machines. The shop's equipment consisted of Bridgeport manual mills and manual presses.


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