Job Type: Full-Time

Pay: $20.00-$25.00

This position is responsible for the setup and operation of machine tools to produce precision parts. The Machinist will set up, troubleshoot, monitor, and control tooling along with machinery feed rates and speeds while working closely with Machine Operators to ensure that machined products meet prescribed quality standards.

  • Communicates with the supervisor to determine daily work assignments.
  • Studies sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine the methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate parts.
  • Calculates dimensions or tolerances using instruments such as micrometers or calipers.
  • Selects, sets up, adjusts, programs, and operates machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
  • Maintains machine tools in proper operational condition, checking equipment to ensure proper lubrication and cooling.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed parts to check for defects and ensure conformance to prescribed quality standards, along with documenting findings.
  • Troubleshoots machinery by monitoring sounds, sights, and general machine functions.
  • Communicates known issues or challenges to Machine Operators to ensure quality parts are produced in an efficient manner.
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures, and adheres to quality, cleaning, and safe work practices.
  • Completes all required paperwork and inputs production data into production software.
  • Maintains a safe and clean workspace.
  • Performs additional tasks as needed.

Machinist Minimum Skills/Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proven experience as a machinist or an Associate’s Degree in Tool & Die.
  • Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines—lathes, mills, grinders—with emphasis on the setup, programming, and operation of CNC machines.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of precision measuring tools.
  • Strong coordination and mechanical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and safety.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in math.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Knowledge of metal properties and other materials.

Start Your Career with Molded Products

If you are interested in a career with Molded Products Inc., please print and fill out a paper application.
Please send it to the attention of the Human Resources Department, by email, fax, or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
Molded Products
1112 Chatburn Avenue,
Harlan, IA 51537.

If you prefer online, use our digital application.
To contact the Human Resources Department, please call (800) 435-8957 Ext. 227.

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