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CNC Machinist Level 1 Apprenticeship – FILLED

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Employer: ARCH Medical Solutions – Seabrook, NH

Length of Apprenticeship:  Two years, including 5 classes at Great Bay Community College.

About the Program:  

  • Apprentices are full-time, benefited ARCH Medical employees from the start of the program
  • Receive employer-paid tuition and paid classroom instruction time
  • Receive pay increases as they meet milestones throughout the program
  • Completion of the apprenticeship earns the participant a National Occupational Credential through the Department of Labor
  • Following the successful completion of the program, the apprentice will continue employment with ARCH Medical

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Operate and set-up CNC machines to support medical device manufacturing.
  • Become proficient with the operation of one or more of the following machines: Milling, Lathe, CNC Swiss (Citizen, Tsugami), EDM (Ram or Wire)
  • Develop a basic understanding of CNC machine tool configurations, function and technologies
  • Operate and set-up CNC machines within the assigned department
  • Inspect parts completed during the production process to monitor dimensional attributes and visual quality
  • Follow the instructions on the Process sheet, Drawings and/or Programs
  • Work with other team members and monitor all aspects of machining
  • Interface/communicate with Quality, Engineering and other team members as needed
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations
  • Perform daily equipment upkeep and maintenance checklist (fluids and lubricants)
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned activities are performed in accordance with Seabrook Quality System procedures

Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Related manufacturing experience is helpful but not required

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Positive attitude and willingness to contribute to a team-oriented environment a must
  • Ability to follow instructions/directions and pay attention to details a must
  • Ability or desire to learn how to read and interpret machined part drawings and specifications
  • Ability and desire to learn how to change cutting tools and offsets
  • Light to moderate physical exertion required
  • Lifting/carrying Maximum: 50 lbs
  • Frequent lbs: 1-10
  • Regularly required to stand, reach and move about the facility


About ARCH Medical Solutions:

ARCH Medical Solutions is a leading contract manufacturer of highly-engineered precision instruments, implants, and other devices primarily for the orthopaedic implant industry.  Headquartered in Seabrook, NH and founded in 1973, Seabrook Medical has over 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space operating seven days per week. This capacity allows us to offer a variety of supply-chain services for lead-time improvement and to assist with inventory management for many of our customers.

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