Reference : USA03854

Production Machinist

  • Technical Production
  • United States WORCESTER
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Posting date : 11/07/2022

Position description

The Production Machinist III will be responsible for the independent and complete compounded process of the complex machining / manufacturing operations that require tight tolerances and/or unusual angles for the fabrication/production of products, fixtures, parts, and tools. 

The main functions of the role include:

  • Machine fits complex tooling from other businesses, (i.e., reverse engineering interference and slide fit, make arbor to fit properly, fab fit, special fits and tolerances).
  • Works from complex blueprints, sketches, work orders, models of parts to determine the best machine tool for each.
    • May program, set-up and operate CNC, NC and manual machining centers, lathes, drills, surface grinders, and other complex production equipment.  Operates CNC machines in automatic and manual mode.
    • Capable of machining complex shapes to tight tolerances from various tool steels.
  • Skilled in using many types of precision instruments and equipment, (i.e., Vernier calipers, height gauges, protractors, micrometers, comparators, and plug gauges) to attain accurate dimensions and maintain tight tolerances.
  • Operates machines simultaneously by using appropriate tooling components. Activates machine start-up.
    • Knowledge of software, flow sequence, flow time inspection requirements and operations of CNC machines to assist other personnel in developing software specifications (i.e., machine tools, flexible machining systems, lathes, robots, and automated inspection equipment).
  • Determines the appropriate tooling material, tool type, composite materials, coolants, machine feeds and/ or speeds in performing each particular machining operation.
  • Knowledge of advanced shop mathematics to compute compound angles, angular indexing, hole patterns, pitch lead, or pitch diameters for various standard and non-standard outcomes.
  • Makes some mechanical repairs and adjustments to machines and notifies supervisors when major service is required.
  • Supports World Class Manufacturing activities including autonomous work teams.


  • A high school diploma, or GED, with at least 5 years machining experience required.
  • Technical school training, apprenticeship program or equivalent work experience necessary in operating CNC machines and other metal fabricating machines such as lathes, drills, grinders, etc. may be required.
  • Must possess knowledge of blue print reading, trade mathematics (trigonometry) and machinist handbook formulas in computing and verifying dimensions in the planning, layout out, and final dimensional checking process needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply software application as it applies to programming CNC equipment.
  • This position requires over 1 year’s work experience to become proficient in all phases of the job to work independently.

Additional Requirements


  • Occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Frequently required to stand for long periods, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach arms and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.


  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


  • While performing the duties of this job within the manufacturing environment, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Work is performed inside in areas that are usually noisy and dirty, and where there is a constant danger to the skin and eyes from flying metal chips and abrasive particles; skin irritation from contact with coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds; danger to fingers, hands, and other parts of the body from cutting tools, grinding wheels, rotating pieces, and moving parts of machines.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to heat, fumes, or airborne dust.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics is a worldwide manufacturer of high temperature specialised refractory materials. Our products are manufactured for the Ceramics, Metallurgy, Foundry, Chemical, Petrochemical, Power Generation, Waste Processing and Glass Making Industries. We specialise in products ranging from refractory bricks, tiles and blocks to mortar, cements, ramming and gunnable monolithics and trowelling mixes to low mass kiln furniture systems.

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

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