Employee Training

At Betts Precision we are committed to providing team members with training, resources to grow, and access to one of the largest pools of tribal machining knowledge in the Midwest. We are extremely gratified to look at our ever-growing group of machinists and specialty manufacturers, many of whom have started at square one and developed into integral cogs in the Betts Precision wheel.

Betts Precision was founded on the practice of on-the-job training. We love it when people get their hands dirty, ask questions, and take pride in improving their skill set. In recent years we decided to double-down on that foundation by incorporating a custom training program and curriculum, all spearheaded and supported by our training coordinator.

Whether you are a seasoned machinist or brand new to the industry, new employees will have the opportunity to begin their Betts journey in our seven-week bootcamp program. Over these seven weeks each person spends time in saw, tool crib, polishing, and inspection rotations. Each rotation provides the new-hire ample time to learn department specific expectations, processes, equipment, and quality standards… all with our training coordinator checking in and supplementing your learning with training content, activities, and testing.

Upon completion of our bootcamp each person is invited to take part in our graduation ceremony, at which point he or she is ready to move on to a department. It is at this point that our industry-leading supervisors take each employee under their wing and begin ramping them up in whichever manufacturing or machining process they are selected for. Team members will be provided the chance to grow their skills by shadowing, formal education, and a lot of hands-on time where he or she gets to “figure it out” for themselves. All the while our training coordinator is here to step in and provide support to any issues or deficiencies you may have.

New-Hire Bootcamp Overview

  • Work with our training coordinator to understand everything you may need on a daily basis in our buildings.
  • Walk the shop and begin to see the “flow” of material, finished parts, etc.
  • Learn our physical and computer-based documentation practices.
  • Hear about the history of Betts Precision and how we have gotten to where we are today.
  • Begin where many have begun before you… cutting material is the very first operation a job will see at Betts Precision.
  • Learn about the varied materials we use and the properties of each that may affect cutting or machining operations.
  • Understand how material is received, what needs to be verified, and how we stage it prior to cutting.
  • Use various saws and blades to cut different lengths and shapes of material, ultimately heading to our mill, lathe, or EDM departments.
  • Spend time with our tooling specialists, understanding what types and sizes of tooling our machines use.
  • Begin to learn the different terminology used for tools, along with general info on tooling costs.
  • Understand which tool holders are used for mills and lathes, and how our job’s tooling is preset to increase efficiency on the shop floor.
  • Hone your polishing and deburring skills with the help of our specialists, all located in our designated Polishing and Deburring plant.
  • Learn about buffing, lapping, and sandblasting processes used on our parts.
  • Understand how machine lines, nicks, and dings in earlier processes can affect a job down the line.
  • Spend one-on-one time with our training coordinator learning to efficiently inspect medical grade parts on our shop floor.
  • Learn about our inspection processes… all the way from first piece to final inspection.
  • Practice checking several parts with different inspection equipment (vision systems, height gauges, indicators, hand tools, and gauges)
  • Grow your GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) expertise so you can fully understand what blueprints say, and why they are dimensioned in certain ways.

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