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Tool Room Machinist

Job Description


Position:  Machinist                                                               Department:  Tool Room

Reports to:  Tool Room Foreman                                          FLSA Status: Hourly

Summary of Position

Under direction of the Tool Room Foreman the successful candidate will be tasked with setting up and operating both C.N.C. and manual tool room equipment including Mills, Lathes, Drill Presses, Grinders, and EDM machines. Candidate will perform routine mold maintenance, general repairs, and mold changeovers. Candidate will also be required to use and read tool room measuring devices accurately.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 Background Skills:

  • Reads Blueprints, sketches, drawings, or other methods of communication to determine dimensions and tolerances of a finished part.

  • Ability to repeatably use and read: Scales, Micrometers, Calipers (Dial or Digital), Gauge Pins, and our Optical Comparator

  • Chooses proper measurement devices to work at the tolerance required by the communication above.


 Manual Machining Skills:

  • Experience using manual: Lathes, Knee Mills, Drill Presses, Surface Grinders, Tool / Cutter Grinders, Saws, and other general metal machining tools.

  • Chooses the proper machines, tools, and order of operations to achieve the part and tolerance necessary.

  • Ability to efficiently set up said machines and execute the machining processes needed in a safe and timely manner.


 CNC Machining Skills: (Preferred but not mandatory)

  • CNC experience using Hurco Machining Center, Lathe, Bridgeport Mill and / or Charmilles Sinker EDM machines.

  • Experience with Fanuc conversational and G code CNC controls

  • CAM software experience; AutoDesk HSM currently utilized.

  • Ability to choose appropriate cutter tools, feeds, speeds and other user programmed parameters

  • Ability to square, secure, and set “Zeros” on workpieces and cutters to be used for machining.


Mold Maintenance, Cleaning, Changeover, & Repair:

  • Knowledge of various hand tools needed to disassemble and reassemble tools.

  • Ability to take notes or remember the order of operations of disassembly, cleaning points to look for, and reassembly of our tools.

  • Organizational skills sufficient to remove components from a mold to be changed over and store them in the designated area; Then reassemble the tool with the desired components for a proper mold change over.


General Expectations:

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area

  • Flexible to work occasional weekend hours. (Sat.)

  • Assigned special projects as business warrants.



Minimum Education & Experience Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent; preferred Associate’s degree from two-year college or technical school.

  • 3 years of machinist experience (will consider a combination of school and experience).

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment with a proven track record of success is preferred.

  • Must be comfortable using computers and applications necessary to perform the job.

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work in-week and week-end overtime as business needs dictate.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.


Required Values

  • Considers multiple factors (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost & Inventory) when making continuous improvement recommendations/decisions.

  • Demonstrates high levels of positive energy and enthusiasm and a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities and assignments - strives to go beyond what is expected.

  • Projects a professional image in appearance, communication, and behavior even during times of stress, instills trust and is open, honest and approachable.

  • Seeks and takes advantage of opportunities to learn from others and share own knowledge so others may benefit.

  • Involves and informs others as appropriate in identifying issues, problems, opportunities and developing solutions.

  • Acts and communicates in an ethical and truthful manner, leading by example and earning the respect and trust of co-workers, customers, and other stakeholders.

  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.


Working & Environmental Demands

  • Frequently works extended hours (10+ per day).

  • Occasionally required to work weekends as company needs demand.

  • Infrequently exposed to moving machinery such as forklifts.

  • Frequently exposed to loud noise from forklifts and machinery.

  • Occasionally exposed to temperature extremes in the warehouse.


Physical Demands


  • Peripheral Vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point.

  • Depth Perception – Three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.

  • Colour Vision – the ability to distinguish objects based on the wavelengths of light they reflect, emit or transmit for detecting and differentiating between objects.



  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



  • Infrequently front carry up to 40 pounds.


Pushing and Pulling

  • Pushing/Pulling: Static Pushing and Pulling (Frequently) 25-pound force required to initiate box movement.


Ambulatory Activity

  • Standing/Walking (Frequently) on variable surfaces throughout entire shift in the facility.

  • Step up/down from 12-40” heights to reach products at variable heights in warehouse

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time


Repetitive Movement

  • Repetitive use of hand/grasping: (frequently) Light to forceful manipulating/grasping of product, carts, doors.

  • Repetitive forward bending stand: (frequently) Up to 32 inches in front of body at floor to 60” heights while reaching for product.



Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Knapp Mfg., Inc. & Air Logic requires that all employees be legally authorized to work in the United States, and it abides by all laws that prohibit the employment of undocumented foreign nationals. Any person employed by the company must complete the Federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) within three days of hire and will be entered into the Federal E-Verify system.


EEO Statement

It is the policy of Knapp Mfg., Inc. & Air Logic to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Knapp Mfg., Inc. & Air Logic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all job duties performed by persons in the position.


Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


This will acknowledge that I have read and understand the requirements and duties of the job. I further acknowledge that I can perform the essential duties listed and that I possess the knowledge, ability, skills, education, experience and other requirements as stated above.



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