Sr Gear Machinist

in Stratford, CT

Sr Gear Machinist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Organization

    ESS6500 RMS

  • Business Unit

    Rotary and Mission Systems

  • Department

    MMSO3A:Dynamic Comp Gear Fab

  • Job Category


  • Career Area

    Join Sikorsky

  • Job Location

    Stratford, CT 06615, US

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  • Schedule

    STANDARD-Mon-Fri/8 hours a day

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  • Remote



 Set up and operate one or more gear grinding machines and associated test equipment to finish grind spiral bevel gears and develop finish ground or rework master gear sets.
Typical Responsibilities

 Follow general operation methods, complicated gear summaries, parts drawings, machine manuals, special work orders and general instructions from Working Leader or Supervisor to set up and operate gear grinding and test equipment.
 Use a wide variety of hand tools and indicators to install cams, arbors, gears, wheel dress diamonds, clamp drawbars or collets, mount and balance grinding wheels as required, and to set or shift position of components to obtain specific angular, linear, or numerical values for cradle, eccentric, sliding base, outside pressure angle, blank offset, etc.
 Grind teeth on production gears and/or work with Working Leader and Manufacturing Engineering to develop patterns on spiral bevel or to rework master gears.
 Perform various mathematical calculations to revise machine settings on developed, or undeveloped, gear summaries to obtain proper tooth dimensions and bearing patterns.
 Try out new tooling or operations involving difficult or unusual gear configurations.
 Check first piece on each setup and spot check thereafter to maintain specifications using gear testers, concentricity tables and a variety of precision measuring instruments.
 Document and maintain records of work piece dimensional checks, such as, pattern position, stock removal and root depth.
 Plan and work with Working Leader and Supervisor to establish integrity of setups on difficult modifications and salvage operations where interrelated dimensions are ground to finish specifications.
 Assist, direct up to 6 lower labor grade operators on various gear cutting, grinding, generating and testing machines.
 Analyze errors in bearing patterns such as bias, wide or narrow profile.
 Operate any gear production equipment as cycle permits and perform related duties as directed.
 Make machine adjustments utilizing data from advanced measuring instruments such as computer-controlled contracers; Ziess coordinated checker, Gleason tester and Gleason Blank Checker.
 Assist individuals with difficult problems encountered in their work, such as making mathematical calculations and setting up and operating, and adjusting machines to obtain quality finish, spacing, backlash, concentricity and bearing patterns.
 Work from special work orders to plan complex setups on gear machinery and associated test equipment, supply missing information on gear summaries, analyze gear production difficulties and make corrections as necessary.
 Perform the most difficult repair and salvage operations.
 Perform other related work of a comparable or lower skill level as related to gear machining and check work of other operators as required
 As needed, move materials(s) within an assigned unit.
 Refer questionable conditions or recurring problems to working leader or supervision.
 Perform operator checklist as required and comply with all EH&S procedures.
 As required segregate waste material and follow good housekeeping practices.

May be assigned to carry out tasks, not specifically listed, within the scope and skill level of this job description in support of department objectives and to develop individuals’ skills.

Job Qualifications

Requires a well-rounded knowledge of gear fabrications processes including gear tooth characteristics, grinding and cutting qualities of metals. Ability to use shop mathematics including algebra, trigonometry and handbook formulas to read and interpret complicated drawings and make calculations when setting up and checking work associated with gear fabrications.

3 to 4 years of gear grinding machining experience.

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