• Sectionist / EDM Operator

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Sectionist / EDM operator to safely section incoming material, read and interpret work order instructions and associated drawings to determine size, orientation and location of blanks for machining. 


    • Safely operate and maintain EDM (Electrical Discharge Machine) machine as well as abrasive cutting saw
    • Perform daily / monthly / quarterly preventive maintenance
    • Understand the material to be cut and perform the cutting at speeds and feeds appropriate to the material
    • Perform cutting in a manner to maximize remnants
    • Be able to determine when cutoff wheels for the abrasive saw and the copper tubing for the EDM need replacement and perform the replacement
    • Identify all blanks and remnants; put the blanks in appropriate bags without losing ID. Box the remnants with proper ID
    • Complete the necessary paperwork and computer entries
    • Effectively prioritize work load and use of available resources within time constraints
    • Observe proper safety procedures in a machine shop environment
    • Maintain 5s in your work area

    Skills / Qualifications

    • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
    • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • Completion of a two-year technical program in EDM operation is preferred. Ability to work from prints and hand drawn sketches
    • Experience in using the machinist handbook to find required information

    NOTE:  This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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