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Lathe Operator /Machinist

Open Position

Location: Richmond, VA
Posted Date: 04/08/21


Position Summary:

AMF Lathe Operators set up, tend, and operate a turning machine to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal materials while working from drawings and written instructions to create parts for customer-specific equipment. This is a 2nd shift position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Set-up, tend and operate lathe
  • Set up and operate turning machine to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal materials
  • Work from drawings and written instructions to create parts for customer-specific equipment – precision/close tolerances
  • Fabricate and modify parts using various industrial equipment and tooling
  • Adjust both conventional and automatic controls
  • Troubleshoot equipment
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Must be forklift certified

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of various metals
  • Strong mathematical knowledge; measurements
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Strong knowledge of machining procedures

Education:

  • High School or Equivalency
  • Two years of trade school or equivalent experience

Working Conditions:

  • Typical manufacturing facility conditions (Indoors – 95% / Outdoors – 5%)
  • Facility is heated in winter but not air-conditioned in summer
  • Employee must be able to stand on concrete floors for a minimum of eight hours. Kneeling, squatting, bending over, and standing for long periods may be required to perform assigned tasks
  • Can occasionally be loud, especially in local areas where grinding or machine testing is taking place. Earplugs are provided for work performed where noise is a factor

Other:

  • Must have own basic tools
  • Provided tools includes box/open end/socket wrench sets, allen wrench set, screwdriver set, tap handles, pliers, combination square, 9” level and tape measure
  • English and metric toolsets are recommended
  • A lockable toolbox is recommended
  • Safety glasses and steel-toed safety shoes are required
  • Long pants and a sleeved shirt (short sleeve at a minimum) are required
  • We offer a competitive salary, paid time off, and other ancillary benefits, as well as a robust 401k Profit Sharing Plan