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CNC Machinist

Pelzer, South Carolina, United States
January 15, 2019

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Kenneth Towery

*** ****** **** **. ******, SC ***69

H: 803-***-****

Summary of Qualifications/Training

Tool & Die Maker

CNC Machining

Forklift Operator

SPC Charts/Blueprint Reading


Microsoft Excel/CADSoftware

Mechanical Systems

Hydraulic& Pneumatic


Tig Weld/Braising


ISO/TS 16949

Arc Flash

5S Standards

Fanuc & Siemens


AFCO Anderson, SC 2015–2018

A fast-paced, high precision automotive manufacturer of fuel pumps.A Robert Bosch and Denso joint venture.

Tool & Die Technician/Machinist

Set up and operate a wide variety of equipment to include lathes, grinders, tig welding and milling machines to fabricate components according to blueprint specifications.

Design, change out and adjust tooling and fixtures.

Repair compression and stamping dies by utilizing basic handheld tools according to the specified working manual/instructions.

Troubleshoot defective parts by utilizing systematic problem solving techniques.

Perform scheduled autonomous and predictive maintenance on all diesand tooling.

Maintain SPC charts; utilizing information to maintain dimensional accuracy using gauges, calipers and micrometers.

Properly documents equipment and product irregularities and corrective actions.

Auditdies and tools to make adjustments by polishing, chamfering and machine/welding in order to ensure quality production.

Grind electrodes to ensure welds are clean and functional.

Use “Chase” software to place and update work orders.

Operate heat treat furnace to harden machined parts to desired specifications.

Abide by all 5S and quality standards.

Accomplishments: Perfect Attendance Awards.

Draxlmaier Spartanburg, SC 2014 2015

Manufacturer of automotive interiors.


Supported mold technicians and setters by maintaining molds in the press areas.

Operated a crane to open plastic injection molds.

Diagnose and repair hot runner molds when irregularities were found.

Repaired wiring issues, water/hydraulic leaks and defective parts using various handheld tools

Re-engineered broken/worn out parts to be machined +/- .001” according to tolerance specifications.

Set up and operate lathes, welders, grinders and milling machines.

Completed scheduled preventative maintenance on molds and/or machinery.

ZF Transmissions Gray Court, SC 2013-2014

Global manufacturer of transmissions.

CNC Lathe Operator

Operated CNC Weisser Univertor AS-650 lathe using Siemens controls and SPC charts.

Checked 8HP input shafts on Hommel gauges for accurate tolerance and used Hefner to check parts.

Adjusted tooling, speeds and feeds Siemens controls.

Determined if tool inserts or bearings needed repair and made necessary adjustments.

Lexington Precision Corp. Rock Hill, SC 2009-2013

Supplier of medical and automotive components.


Diagnosed and repaired issues with transfer injection molds, tooling and dies.

Operated manual mills, grinders and lathes.

Completed preventative maintenance on molds and machinery, as required.

Performed tig-welding on stainless and other general metals.

Schaeffler Group USA Inc. Fort Mill, SC 2007-2009

Manufacturer of wheel bearings.

CNC Machinist

Set up and programmed Mori Seiki CNC lathes using Fanuc controls.

Machined tools for stamping die sets as well as operated prototrack, CNC makino mill, ID bore, cylindrical and surface grinding.

Measured and adjusted program and offsets to ensure proper tolerance according to blueprint specifications.

ATS Carolina Inc. Rock Hill, SC 2004-2006

Automation Tooling System and equipment manufacturer.


Operated and performed maintenance on various equipment and machinery including: lathes, grinders, heat treat, tool grinders and milling machines.

Responsible for cuts and machined material to print tight tolerances such as +/- .001”-.0005”.


York Technical College Rock Hill, SC

Associates Degree/Diploma in Machine Tool Technology.

Certification in CNC.

York High School York, SC

High School Diploma.

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