CNC Machinist

Operations Cheektowaga, New York


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a CNC Machinist to set-up and operate CNC Machining centers.  The ideal candidate must be able to read and interpret blueprints, specifications and work instructions to produce machined component parts within specified tolerances.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:      

  • Perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of current practices, methods, techniques, principles of operation of various  types of equipment,  machines,  tools, fixtures and instruments.
  • Receives instructions, and performs all required machining operations interpreting drawings, routings, specifications and other issued documentation as necessary to machine components and units to ensure compliance to all indicated tolerances. Instructions may also be provided through checklists, drawings, routings, and procedures.
  • Determines, obtains and properly utilizes fixtures, jigs, tooling, clamps, blocks, parallels and other items necessary to perform undocumented set-ups. Follows documented set up instructions to locate and secure workpiece  for machining.
  • Loads, sets-up, and operates machine tools to produce work to specified finishes and tolerances, utilizing knowledge of proper set-up techniques speeds and feeds.
  • Determines applicable CNC program for part being machined. Enters program into CNC control.  Sets tool and or work offsets. Performs various calculations to determine locations, speed, feed, and other data requiring the use of formulas derived from handbooks, tooling charts, etc
  • When not specified, adjusts machine feeds and speeds to achieve most efficient machining.
  • Program parts utilizing canned program cycles, conversational programming routines and manual programs.
  • Confirms all  material  used is correct (quality, quantity, type, size) prior to the start   work.
  • Each person is responsible for verifying the quality of work through inspection and checking to insure that  all  their work  meet specifications.
  • Performs layouts as required to ensure proper machining.
  • Transfers/records heat numbers to machined components and or documentation to ensure material traceability is maintained.
  • Obtain materials, fixtures, cutting and hand tools necessary to perform assigned duties. Rig and operate forklift truck, handcart, etc. to handle, move, and position materials, tooling, tools and/or fixtures within or between departments.
  • Notify supervisor of shortages in work-center supplies.
  • Notify supervisor immediately of any machine malfunction, quality problem, raw material problem, or problem with completed work or work in process.
  • Utilize electronic data system obtain required information and perform required transaction. Overtime and all work assignments will  be at the discretion  of the   supervisor
  • Assists and/or trains new employees in job classification. Trains other Ml or M2 as directed.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and safe environment throughout work area(s), sweep area(s), wipe down, clears debris, arrange product, etc. on a daily basis to assure housekeeping is maintained.
  • Perform scheduled and assigned preventative maintenance tasks, including but not limited to, checking and refilling lubrication levels, cleaning machine tools. work surfaces, etc.
  • Perform 5s activities.
  • Observe all safety and shop rules and notify supervisor of any unsafe conditions.
  • Verify all gauges and measuring tools are within proper calibration dates prior to using. Deliver and retrieve gages and measuring tools from calibration collection points.
  • Sign off on paperwork (routers, checklists, or other documents) or through computer entry procedure or as directed to indicate operator has inspected work and it conforms to the applicable fabrication requirements (drawings, specs, codes, etc.) and to maintain status of fabrication.
  • Wears, cleans and properly maintains all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Participates in personal air and noise sampling when directed.
  • Perform daily safety checks on power vehicles and record findings on checkoff sheets.
  • Enrichment within this classification is a mandatory requirement. The enrichment process °"rill be at the discretion of management, governed by seniority and the needs of the business.
  • Overtime and all work assignments will be at the discretion of the supervisor
  • All new equipment procured by the company will be added to this classification based on its applicability as determined by the company. New machines acquired by the company will be assigned to the appropriate classification upon release to manufacturing.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Successful completion of a Vocational ffechnical Training program which includes the operation of CNC equipment, measuring tool training and tooling applications. (An additional 2 years of CNC machine tool experience may be substituted for this at the discretion of the machine shop Manager)
  • High School Degree or completion of equivalency program.
  • Three (3) years experience in diversified machining operations which focus on CNC machine tool operation and programming. This experience must have occurred within the 5 years prior to bidding on or applying for this position.
  • Knowledge of machining technology, mechanical principles, shop mathematics, job layout, precision measuring  procedures,  machine set ups, operating  methods  and  machining characteristics.
  • Requires passing a written Ml classification test with a score equal to 85 percent or above.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Lifting (30-35 lbs.), manufacturing floor environment
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees on a daily basis.
  • Typical Manufacturing environment

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.