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SMC Business Councils is a trade association in SW PA.

Machinists – Entry and Skilled Levels

We are looking for entry level and skilled Machinists to operate a variety of machines to perform assigned tasks. Job locations are in the Pittsburgh regional area. Compensation is competitive with an attractive benefits package.

Job Summary

The Machinist operates machine tools to produce precision metal parts to produce small batches or large quantities of metal parts while ensuring products meet quality meet specifications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Completion of vocation training a plus
  • 0 – 10+ years’ of 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
  • Ability to pass drug screening

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Operate machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders to produce metal parts

Review samples, drawings or instructions to understand specifications of output

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

Meet safety and quality requirements

Perform routine machine maintenance and repair minor damages

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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