Machinist (1st or 2nd shift) - Open Gearing
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Description

Boston Gear is required to comply with ITAR (International Trade in Arms Regulations). Therefore, successful candidates for this position must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S. and not require visa sponsorship either now or in the future.

This opportunity is for 2nd shift (3-11:30pm) to support additional production capacity. However, initial training will occur on 1st shift (6:30am-3pm) for 1-3 months depending on the skill and learning agility of the selected candidate.


The Machinist is responsible for setting up and operating manual and/or numerically controlled machines to produce a variety of diversified finished parts that meet quality standards. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Perform work from standard and complex drawings, instruction sheets, charts and/or verbal instructions. Works to close tolerance as specified.
  • Set up, run and adjust machine tools and machine equipment to achieve size, finish and tolerance.
  • Make necessary adjustment to equipment, machine controls, machine tools and fixtures to maintain quality standards in accordance with drawing specifications and/or established Engineering Process (EP).
  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixture, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines
  • Debug and edit CNC programs to ensure parts meet drawing specifications, in conjunction with Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Follow established standard work procedures to achieve production requirements and quality standards that meet customer expectations.
  • Responsible for performing and documenting first and last piece inspection of all parts.
  • Perform routine daily Total Preventative Maintenance on equipment in assigned cell.
  • Maintain 6S standard for housekeeping and workplace organization, to include machines, equipment and general work area.
  • Recommends method changes towards process improvement.


Majority of time is spent in a manufacturing production environment with some (but not all) climate controlled areas. Personal protective safety equipment must be worn and proper safety precautions must be observed.  Potential exposure may include, but is not limited to:  solvents, dusts, lead, fiberglass, noise, heat, cold. Regularly work with unguarded moving parts such as band saw blades, belt sander belts, and drill presses. 


Potential physical demands include, but are not limited to:  continuous walking and prolonged standing up to 10 hours a day; regular twisting, stooping, carrying, handling, pushing, and pulling; occasional climbing, kneeling and lifting up to 50 lbs.  Potential sensory demands include, but are not limited to:  hearing and seeing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Requirements


  • A High School diploma or GED equivalency is required from an accredited institution
  • Certificate and/or AAS in Machining/Manufacturing Technology is desired


  • 2 or more years of related CNC and/or machining experience is preferred, to include but not limited to: set ups, adjustments, calculations of speeds and feeds, measurements

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities) 

  • Required skills include, but are not limited to: turning, gear hobbing, milling, broaching, sawing, honing, grinding and drill and tap.
  • Demonstrated understanding of CNC controls and G&M code is desired
  • Demonstrated knowledge of controlling speeds and feeds on manual machining is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand complex blueprints.
  • Demonstrated basic GD&T knowledge.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations, to include trigonometry
  • Proficient use of measurement instruments (e.g. dial calipers, micrometers, optical comparator, height stands, Verniers) to meet tolerance requirements
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills, including a continuous improvement mindset. Exposure to lean manufacturing principles is a plus
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong work ethic, including the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated while taking initiative with projects and tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and at the necessary pace required to meet customer demand rates and production goals. This includes operating multiple machines in a cell environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and collaborative skills.
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changes in internal processes, delays or unexpected events.
  • Positive attitude with a demonstrated willingness to listen and learn
  • Demonstrated safety orientation and compliance mindset
  • Demonstrated pattern of reliability and dependability as related to attendance and work assignments
  • Basic proficiency with computers, including the ability to accurately enter data
  • Proficiency in English language skills, including effective verbal and written communication
  • Willingness and ability to work extended hours, including overtime and weekends as required



Job Snapshot

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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