Turret Lathe Operator

This position reports to the Manufacturing Supervisor and will be responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of our products by operating machinery in the Lathe Department.


  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant ISO 9001 Quality Management System Processes
  • Train and learn to operate Turret Lathe Machines to produce parts meeting specifications, performing such work as start and stop machines, load stock, install tools, etc.
  • Learn to work from job orders, manufacturing drawings, and tool drawings
  • Check dimensions and quality of work using comparators, gages and other measuring devices
  • Maintain condition of machines performing such work as clean, lubricate, adjust, etc.
  • Clean scrap and chips from machine and separate and identify work and scrap
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized workspace
  • Perform any other duties as requested

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to operate various multi-axis machines
  • Able to run and inspect precision parts (±.0002)
  • Self-starter; able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail and follow-through
  • Drive to succeed and work both effectively and efficiently
  • Minimum three years of experience in a machine shop environment
  • Must be able to use a wide range of measurement devices such as optical comparators, indicators, micrometers, verniers, pitch micrometers, etc.
  • Must be able to read and interpret mechanical drawings, specifications and inspection instructions and determine product conformance based on such documents
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with coworkers at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of 5S and LEAN manufacturing a plus

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