Career Detail

Machinist - 2nd Shift

The Machinist performs duties to operate CNC multi-axis lathes, machine tools, grinders or vertical machining centers to produce close tolerance parts of varied materials.


Waukegan, Illinois



General Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform standardized machine set-up for CNC multi-axis lathes, machine tools, grinders, or vertical machining centers through first part of machine.
  2. Indicate tools on multi-axis lathes within the specified time limit.
  3. Perform standard work as assigned.
  4. Read and understand blueprints to perform job functions.
  5. Load and remove components from machine as required.
  6. Check piece part dimensions. Notify Team Leader of part dimensional discrepancies.
  7. Notify set-up person or Team Leader of equipment, material, or operating problems.
  8. Remove chips from machine and replace chip containers as needed.
  9. Operate a variety of precision measuring tools including Micrometers, Vernier Calipers, and gauges.
  10. Operate equipment including deburring tools, pallet trucks, hand tools, hoists, and computer.
  11. Ability to use floor terminals to perform job tasks such as punching in and off jobs, reviewing work instructions and drawings, etc.
  12. Keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  13. Understand and follow all safety rules.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine correspondence.
  2. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  3. Ability to convert between metric and imperial units.
  4. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent.  1-3 years’ experience as a machinist.

Physical Demands:

Frequently lifting or moving average weight material.  Occasionally lifting or moving average weight material in difficult work positions.  Ability to lift, move, pull, push or carry anywhere from 5 to 25 lbs with a max of 50 lbs at times.