Machine Operator

Houston, TX 77095

Posted: 01/09/2019 Employment Type: Temp To Hire Industry: Machine Operator Job Number: 45770 Pay Rate: $21.00

EDM Operator (Electrical Discharge Machine)

Temp-to-Hire EDM Operator needed in NW Houston on first shift, paying $21/hr!

*Auto CAD, Esprit, Solid Works and Microsoft Office are REQUIRED.*

Sets up and operates wire and EDM machines and other machining equipment to fabricate metal parts or tool and die components by performing the following duties. EDM operators and programmers must have good vision for this position, including peripheral vision and depth perception, and mathematical skills, communication skills, and the ability to read micrometers, gauges, and probes. EDM operators/programmers must have basic computer skills and file format manipulation experience, and the skills to run CAD, CAM, & Agie software applications are also helpful.


  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Generally work with tool-makers and designers to establish proper manufacturing methods and also inspect finished work pieces to ensure compliance with accepted manufacturing tolerances.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on EDM machines as well as mills, lathes, jig borers, and grinders.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Manages maintenance schedules and work on EDM equipment.
  • Maintains EDM equipment.
  • Develops programs for control of EDM equipment to produce part to specifications.
  • Confers with tool & die and other technical personnel to resolve machining problems.
  • Must be able to measure, mark, and scribe dimensions and reference points on work material for future production, as well as monitor machines during production runs to adjust machine controls and prevent errors.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or one to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Auto CAD, Esprit, Solid Works and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, blueprints, technical procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
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Doris Breaux
Senior Recruiter

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