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Boston Gear

22nd January 2019

Machinist- Boston Gear

Job Description


Job Title:                      Machinist - 1st or 2nd Shift - starts at $19.00/hour

Department:                 Various

Reports To:                  Production Supervisor

FLSA Status:                Non-Exempt/Hourly



The Machinist is responsible for setting up and operating manual and/or numerically controlled machines to produce a variety of diversified finished parts that meet quality standards.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Perform work from standard and complex drawings, instruction sheets, charts and/or verbal instructions. Works to close tolerance as specified.
  • Set up, run and adjust machine tools and machine equipment to achieve size, finish and tolerance.
  • Make necessary adjustment to equipment, machine controls, machine tools and fixtures to maintain quality standards in accordance with drawing specifications and/or established Engineering Process (EP).
  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixture, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines
  • Debug and edit CNC programs to ensure parts meet drawing specifications, in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Follow established standard work procedures to achieve production requirements and quality standards that meet customer expectations.
  • Responsible for performing and documenting first and last piece inspection of all parts.
  • Perform routine daily Total Preventative Maintenance on equipment in assigned cell.
  • Maintain 6S standard for housekeeping and workplace organization, to include machines, equipment and general work area.
  • Recommends method changes towards process improvement.



  • A High School diploma or GED equivalency is required from an accredited institution
  • Certificate and/or AAS in Machining/Manufacturing Technology is desired




  • 2 or more years of related CNC and/or machining experience is preferred, to include but not limited to: set ups, adjustments, calculations of speeds and feeds, measurements


QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)  


  • Required skills include, but are not limited to:  turning, gear hobbing, milling, broaching, sawing, honing, grinding and drill and tap.
  • Demonstrated understanding of CNC controls and G&M code is desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of controlling speeds and feeds on manual machining is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand complex blueprints.
  • Demonstrated basic GD&T knowledge.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations, to include trigonometry
  • Proficient use of measurement instruments (e.g. dial calipers, micrometers, optical comparator, height stands, Verniers) to meet tolerance requirements
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills, including a continuous improvement mindset. Exposure to lean manufacturing principles is a plus
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated while taking initiative with projects and tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and at the necessary pace required to meet customer demand rates and production goals.  This includes operating multiple machines in a cell environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and collaborative skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changes in internal processes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Positive attitude with a demonstrated willingness to listen and learn
  • Demonstrated safety orientation and compliance mindset
  • Demonstrated pattern of reliability and dependability as related to attendance and work assignments
  • Basic proficiency with computers, including the ability to accurately enter data
  • Proficiency in English language skills, including effective verbal and written communication
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours, including overtime and weekends as required



Majority of time is spent in a manufacturing production environment with some (but not all) climate controlled areas. Personal protective safety equipment must be worn and proper safety precautions must be observed.  Potential exposure may include, but is not limited to:  solvents, dusts, lead, fiberglass, noise, heat, cold. Regularly work with unguarded moving parts such as band saw blades, belt sander belts, and drill presses.


Potential physical demands include, but are not limited to:  continuous walking and prolonged standing up to 10 hours a day; regular twisting, stooping, carrying, handling, pushing, and pulling; occasional climbing, kneeling and  lifting up to 50 lbs.  Potential sensory demands include, but are not limited to:  hearing and seeing.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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