Hobbing Technician – Forest City Gear

Set-up and operate gear hobbing machines to meet production and quality requirements.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Set-up hobbing machines
  • Use Vari-Roll, pin measurement, and visual checks for part inspection
  • Expedite parts to the following operation
  • Maintain clean and organized department and work area
  • Communicate with coworkers and supervisor as needed
  • Determine when hob cutter needs replacement or resharpening
  • Assist in determining tooling & fixturing needs
  • Take parts to inspection when necessary
  • Use inspection methods to determine size changes
  • Analyze blueprints & travelers
  • Complete all necessary paperwork as required in a timely & accurate manner

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  • Machine maintenance (oil levels)
  • Machine maintenance logs


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Eye
  • Paid vacation and paid personal time
  • Life insurance, 401K, FSA
  • Education opportunities

Environmental Conditions:

  • Noise intensity level exposed with this job Loud
  • Exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, and gases Occasionally
  • Exposure to hazard of moving mechanical parts Occasionally


  • Knowledge of T/K gear solver
  • Knowledge of all departmental machine capabilities
  • Basic gear inspection equipment knowledge and skills
  • Basic materials knowledge
  • Ability to set-up SPC Gage Talker
  • Communication skills to train others as needed
  • Basic math & geometry skills

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift/carry 20-50 pounds
    • (upward pulling)
  • Lift/carry Occasionally
  • Stooping Occasionally
    • (bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles)
  • Reaching Frequently
    • (extending hands and arms in any direction including upward and downward)
  • Walking Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Sitting Occasionally
    • (with normal breaks)
  • Standing Frequently
    • (with normal breaks)