Job Description

JOB NAME: Machinist A

LEVEL: Skilled Position

DEPARTMENT: Machine Shop


Set up and operate CNC, manual, semi-automatic or automatic machines individually or
simultaneously. Work to specified tolerances using accepted methods and practices. Perform
inspection and document results as required. Maintain tooling needs to minimize interruption.
Occasionally make input suggestions and methods to increase production capabilities, working
closely with manufacturing personnel. Perform minor preventative maintenance as required.
Work in a team or as standalone operator. Perform other duties as required. Must show the skills
to perform efficiently with minimal nonconforming parts.


Skill and judgment required in operating CNC and manual equipment and setting up/laying out
work. Calculating and setting machine offsets and checking parts for conformance. Adapt or
modify methods, CNC programs, or setups, after consulting supervisor as required. Maintain a
safe and clean workstation. Complete tasks and functions in a timely effective manner.
Demonstrate dependability and good judgement.


Able to read completed drawings, job layouts specifications. Use a variety of precision measuring
instruments. Use shop mathematics and work with decimal dimensions. Should have through
training in all basic machining operations. Must be thoroughly familiar with NC/CNC machine
operations on a variety of machines. Familiarity with cutting quality of various metals. High school
or equivalent plus 2-3 years shop training.


Two to Three years manual and NC/CNC experience with at least six months NC/CNC experience
operation. (Lathe, Boring mill, Machining center etc.)


Work with little supervision individually or as a team. Communicate problems and solutions to
manufacturing personnel. Make decisions within limits of general procedures and practices.
Seek out next assignment and moves to appropriate machine.


Works in standing position; operates single or multiple machines; at times requires frequent lifting
and handling of medium castings. Chain hoists available for lifting heavy work. Some heavy lifting,
push/pulling on occasion. Some work must be performed in an awkward position.

Employees working in this position are required to frequently walk or hear. The employee is
required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and
arms, climb or balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Some conditions are extremely noisy with exposure to dust, flying chips, heat, and some fumes.
Some exposure to outside weather conditions.

Working in the foundry environment is subject to temperatures of heat and cold depending on
the season. Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, steel toe shoes, hearing protection,
eye protection, and necessary protective mask.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex
(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military
service, or other non-merit factor.”


Ashland PA
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