Machine Operator-4303
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Description


Machine Operator will operate and adjust various pieces of equipment to perform any combination of machinery operations. Operator’s in this classification are required to read part prints, specifications, and sketches. They are also required to read operation sheets and method sheets. Operator’s are responsible for operating manual equipment such as drill press, auto tapper, rotary deburring, chamfering, etc., as well as other equipment. Other responsibilities include maintaining product quality as per print, operations sheet and/or methods sheet by way of cutting tool adjustments, off set adjustments and/or secondary tooling/fixturing adjustments after being approved by Quality Control.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Press assembly
Maintain production records
Support Preventative Maintenance
Detects and reports defective materials to the department supervisor
Adheres to all safety rules and report questionable conditions to department supervisor
Apply and recommend Lean practices

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be team oriented, understand machining practices, and the proper use of measuring devices. Must be competent in use of small hand tools and standard measuring instruments including by not limited to micrometers, dial indicators, pin/plug gauges, etc. Required to learn and use computer based Quality Control and production systems.

Must be able to read and understand process related documentation. Work in a safe manner observing safety practices.


High School education or equivalent
1 year machining experience
Must be able to perform machine shop mathematics 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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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Radford, VA
  • Job Type: Manufacturing
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/23/2019

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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