Manual Machinist

Satsuma, AL 36572 | TempToFT

Post Date: 07/19/2018 Job ID: 42043 Industry: None

Skilled Manual Machinist to operate a variety of machines to perform assigned tasks. Machinist will produce or repair precision parts using both manual and automated equipment and accurate measurements.


  • Sets-up and operates special purpose equipment, conventional (lathe and/or mill), for fabrication of metallic and non-metallic parts that hold to the high quality machine standards required within the organization.

  • Under general supervision, calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

  • Review samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and setup requirements.

  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of a job

  • Take measurements and mark material for cutting or shaping

  • Select appropriate machines (e.g. lathes) and position or load material for a job

  • Determine and program size of batches, speed of machine etc.

  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues

  • Check output to ensure consistency with specifications and discard defects

  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required.

  • Perform routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages


  • Proven experience as a manual machinist; Minimum 5 years experience

  • Experience in using and/or programming manual, semi-automated or automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders etc.)

  • Ability to use precision tools (e.g. calipers) to take accurate measurements

  • Knowledge of the properties of metal and other material

  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals

  • Good at math with analytical abilities

  • Physical stamina and strength to lift heavy items

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