CNC Mill Operator
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 4/16/2017

Job Description

Guardian Couplings, a Division of Altra Industrial Motion is seeking a CNC Mill OperatorĀ for our location in Michigan City, IN.


Work effectively and safely as part of a manufacturing team in order to maintain high quality and just in time production flow. Responsible for set up of equipment, inventory control, set-up and adjustment of production gauging, inspection of parts, as needed for product quality (this does not include inspection that may be considered "patrol" inspection), use of process control methods, and perform routine visual assessment of preventive maintenance requirements on tools and equipment. Read and interpret all process documents and advise supervisor or engineering of clarifications and/or corrections that need to be made, follow detailed procedures and maintain cell records (ie. SPC etc.). Assists in training team members in all operations and communicates production issues to supervisor and/or other team members.

Move and store material in the work area in an orderly fashion. Use hand-operated material handling equipment as needed. Use computer systems to perform production transactions and obtain documentation needed for the completion of assigned operations of the manufacturing cell. Interface with product development, engineering, and others as needed to deliver product meeting customer requirements.

Duties include but not limited to:

1. Receives drawings, process prints, set-up sheets, and other written or verbal instructions.
2. Sets up machines or equipment in diversified operations such as machining, riveting, assembling,
magnetizing, as necessary to produce a completed product.
3. Move or direct the movement of materials in the cell, as needed to produce a constant product flow.
4. Requires the ability to interpret a variety of process prints and competently use the measuring devices provided as production gauging.
5. Requires thorough knowledge of machine controls and operation. Need not be able to program, but
knowledge of offset functions is necessary.
6. Requires ability to work on Special Product Orders (SPO's) that use existing components or processes,
according to assigned paperwork.
7. Interface with supervisor or Quality Control to determine required action on non-conforming
material that requires rework.
8. Will perform production operations when not involved in other responsibilities.

9. Adheres to all safety rules and report questionable conditions to department supervisor
10. Apply and recommend Lean practices

Job Requirements


Knowledge of CNC Lathes, CNC Mills, Material Handling, Other machines as needed

Ability to read micrometers, bore gages, other complex gaging
Ability to make minor program edits
Ability to maintain tooling or modify tooling as required
Ability to trouble shoot tooling/programming problems on CNC equipment
Ability to aide/program new parts with complex program edits
Ability to train others


High School education or equivalent preferred; 2 year technical school preferred
2 years machining experience
Must be able to perform machine shop mathematics, setups, and machining procedures


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit,twist, squat, overhead reach, and use hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:

Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to an industrial environment including moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud during some periods.

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About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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