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Conventional Machinist

Summary of Position

Education and/or Experience

Shall be a secondary high school graduate with either a technical or business degree or diploma.  A two year certificate or degree from a college or technical school is preferred.  At least five (5) years experience in a job shop capacity or combination of training and machinist experience in job shop is required.

Essential Duties 

The following duties are deemed essential in the opinion of the Company for an employee to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation as a Conventional Machinist:


  • May need to occasionally carry, lift or move materials, parts and components weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Will use various shop equipment, shop tools, hand tools, calipers and other precision measuring devices as needed.
  • The employee will primarily grasp, touch, sit, stand, walk, see, hear, speak English, stoop, bend, twist, kneel and crouch in order to operate mills, lathes, grinders and other stationary machines and portable hand tools.
  • Good eyesight and hand/ finger dexterity and coordination is needed to handle or measure components and engage processing. Precision machining skills resulting in high quality results according to specifications are required.
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend verbal and written instructions accurately.

Skills/ Experience:

  • Shall regularly perform duties as a conventional shop machinist.
  • Will complete individual and team goals related to the fabrication and/ or repair of metal parts, products or systems.
  • Designs, studies and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors like speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Fits and assemble machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques
  • Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.
  • May install machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance
  • May reverse engineer parts and generate a sketch so the part can be fabricated.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Performs all work duties with a customer focus and perspective.

Tools/ Equipment:

  • Set up and operate conventional mills, lathes and grinders and other special- purpose machines to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.

Other Non-essential Duties

  • May occasionally use a computer keyboard and mouse to type, access documents, communicate and interact.
  • May operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts.
  • May develop specifications from general description and draw sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
  • May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Applicants must be reliable self starters with the ability to work both alone and in a team environment.