To manufacture and fabricate parts, repair, rebuild, or overhaul all types of production and service equipment in the facility.  Helps with the design/development and improvement of new or existing products.  Directly works with the building and testing of prototypes.  Has internal contacts with engineering department personnel regarding ideas, drawings, and products.


  • Reads, follows and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools to ensure exact specifications of build output.
  • Uses full range of precision measuring and gaging tools to perform inspection before start of job.  
  • Ensuring the accuracy & maintenance of tools and machinery 
  • Operating other industrial machinery, including hydraulic press, grinder, borer, overhead crane, forklift, etc.
  • Able to consistently produce strong, clean welds.
  • Test output to ensure strength and tolerance of welds.
  • Performing proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories
  • Translates the requirements of detailed part drawings into measurements for production
  • Inspecting workflows to ensure that technical and quality standards are met
  • Devising a work plan to efficiently carry out daily machining
  • Performs repair, rebuilding or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions.  
  • Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures for equipment under power and OSHA requirements. 
  • Frequently works with other tradespersons such as millwrights, electricians, pipefitters, etc.
  • Makes repair parts if not commercially available nor available from company central inventory stores.
  • Plans setup and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinist’s handtools.
  • Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources and correcting problem.
  • Plans and directs the construction of prototypes to meet customer and internal requirements.
  • Develops and directs the testing of new-product prototypes to verify product reliability.


  • Assists the engineering department in regard to product redesign to resolve product or production difficulties.
  • Assists in the design and development of special testing machines.
  • Performs other duties when required or requested.
  • Works with other technicians to help complete bigger and more complex jobs
  • On second and third shifts and weekends may also act as stores attendant, providing machine parts and obtaining material requisition slip.
  • Cleans up sweepings of machine tool operation scrap and places in trash bin.


  • Completion of formal apprenticeship program or completion of in-company, four-year training program to satisfaction of plant training committee.
  • Works with power driven equipment; overhaul and repair work may involve assignments in overhead structures or work beneath machinery. Frequent stooping and bending required.
  • Works with costly metals where possibility of damage or spoilage is high.
  • Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools. 
  • High mental and visual effort required.


1. Must be familiar with a variety of manufacturing processes, materials selection, and product testing in addition to sketching, layout, and drafting work.

2. At least three (3) years’ on-the-job experience as a technician and fabricator.