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Machinist 2

Location US-TN-Jonesborough
Job ID
Manufacturing and Production - Machining


Machinist 2 position performing CNC Machining functions, working to tight tolerances and fabricating specialty metal products in a lean manufacturing industrial machining environment. Position will report to Manufacturing Operations Supervisor.


This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

This posting may represent one or more specific immediate or near-term openings.  Those who express interest may be considered for current and future positions.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

80% - Set up and operation of various machinery and shop equipment with little or no supervision. Advanced data collection activities. Fabrication of precision-machined parts while maintaining a safe work environment, meeting quality requirements, customer specifications, and shipment schedules. Various equipment is defined as but not limited to: CNC machinery, lathes, mills, presses, micrometers, calipers, and optical comparators.


10% - Troubleshoot processes and report feedback to supervisor; identify and escalate out-of-control processes.


10% - Perform routine maintenance and complete daily paperwork and keep work area neat and clean. May be required to provide assistance in other areas of the facility as necessitated by production requirements.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred and 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Associate’s degree in related field and one (1) year of experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment preferred. Position requires at least one (1) years of experience as a CNC Machinist. Must possess working knowledge and be able to perform in-process inspection of finished parts utilizing appropriate inspection and gaging equipment. Must be able to work 10 hours plus per shift, able to work any shift (1st, 2nd or 3rd), work overtime as required and be able to work on weekends as required. Requires the ability to work in a team environment and relate to all levels of employees. This is a non-smoking facility in accordance with the Tennessee Non-Smoker Protection Act.


US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.



Work Environment and Physical Requirements:


The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.



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