Machinist - U-Joint Cell
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

Job Description

1). To set up and operate all machines within the assigned area to produce quality parts. Maintain tolerance, dimensions, concentricity and surface finishes as specified on drawings and/or the sales order.  Inspect work frequently according to sound machining practices and established procedures during and upon completion of machining operations to ensure quality parts.


2). Select proper tools, tool holders, holding devices, etc. to assure proper setup and machine operation, center bars as required.


3). Work from drawings, route sheets, specifications etc. to assure proper setup and machine operations.


4). Use all micrometers and measuring instruments required to produce quality parts.  Also, make any calculations required to setup and operate equipment properly.


5). Inspect parts according to sound machining practices and established inspection procedures.


6). Make minor adjustments to machine computer and/or tooling setup as required to assure product quality and safe operation of equipment (i.e. extra face pass or turn pass as required).


7). Standard work-times will apply to all aspects of these parts from machining to final assembly. Operators will be held accountable to perform to the established work times.


8). Keep work area clean, orderly and maintain safe conduct.  Empty all chip pans as needed or at end of shift.  Clean and paint machines associated with the locking device product line as needed to maintain 5S requirements.  Add lubricants and cutting oils as needed to all machines as required by TPM. 


9). Upon completion of operation, transfer to next operation using available material handling equipment.


10). Responsible for pulling own material from stock/storeroom to ensure proper workflow.


11). Responsible for loading finished product and unloading all supplies, material, parts and equipment purchased from outside sources or products returned by customers.


12). Cleaning, labeling and serialization to specification as required.


13). Perform other duties as required to maintain a sound operation.


14). It will be understood that the primary functions of the “C” and “D” classification will be a secondary function of the job classifications of “A” and “B”.


15). Participation in working towards the lean initiatives of the company.



LARGE MACHINING CELL MACHINERY                                     Job Knowledge Percentage for bidding.

80% or more needed to be qualified

  1. CNC Turning Lathe                                                                                                   30%

  2. CNC Milling Machine                                                                                                30%

  3. Gearing/Hobbing                                                                                                       30%

  4. Manual Lathe                                                                                                             5%

  5. Grinding                                                                                                                    5%

Job Requirements

The following criteria are established as a minimum for all jobs and new hires. 


1). Shop Trade Knowledge/Education with a High School diploma or equivalent 

The basic knowledge or “scholastic content” essential as background or training preliminary to learning the job.  (As an example: A CNC job would require an individual to have some CNC knowledge/education, while a non-CNC job would require an individual to have some machining knowledge/education.) 


2). Drawings/Specs 

The reading and comprehension of drawings/specifications and/or written instructions.


3). Measuring Instruments     

The correct reading and recording of measuring instruments that are required in the job


4). Shop Math                      

The required mathematical abilities to perform the necessary functions of the job


5). Knowledge of theory and Practice 

The basic understanding or knowledge of the required theory and practices needed to perform the job.


6). Demonstrated Ability       

A level of demonstrated ability needed to be able to perform all of the above functions of the job. 

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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