Apprentice at Paradigm Precision in Berlin, CT

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To perform all aspects necessary over a two year training period in preparation for the position of machinist, sheet metal worker or inspector.

  • Attend classroom curriculum as outlined to include safety, basic and advanced math, blueprint reading, quality concepts, metal processing, hand & power tools, drilling, tapping, milling, lathe, CNC, grinding, heat treat and plasma spray
  • Aptitude to develop skills through on the job training.
  • Learn the machinability of metals.
  • Ability to perform simple setups on the equipment.
  • Ability to operate multiple pieces of equipment when required.
  • Change, set, and adjust tools as required.
  • Check parts using specified gages or hand tools/precision measuring instruments or by using furnished fixtures to see that dimensions are being maintained.
  • Report improper machine function and/or check parts not being held to proper dimensions.
  • Maintain equipment and work area in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
  • Perform above requirements in a safe, productive and quality conscious manner.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the OHSA; use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the employer required be worn; report to his/her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself or another worker; and report to his supervisor, the existence of any hazard of which he knows.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Requires an understanding of . . . . . .
  • Ability to work with other students to solve problems and with other personnel during on the job training. High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Ability to demonstrate good mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Have the knowledge of and ability to learn shop geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and blueprints in English.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before employees in the organization,

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram forms.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • 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.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and have the ability to hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop or crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to differentiate color.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts electrical equipment, acetone, alcohol, argon, braze alloys, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil-based lubricants and cleaning solutions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moderate cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Paradigm Precision is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law.

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