Primary Cell Operator-CNC Machinist
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

Job Description

TB Wood's, Inc., an Altra Industrial Motion Company, is seeking a Primary Cell Operator-CNC Machinist for the Chambersburg, PA locationThis position is full-time, 3rd shift.


Job Summary:  Sets up and operates one or more Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, and other machines, within machine cell.

  • Sets–up and operates CNC machine and all other equipment in assigned Cell.

    • Transfer commands from servers to computer numerical control (CNC) modules, using computer network links.

    • Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.

    • Stop machines to remove finished workpieces or to change tooling, setup, or workpiece placement, according to required machining sequences.  Finished workpieces may be lifted manually or with hoists and cranes.

    • Measure dimensions of finished workpieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.

    • Listen to machines during operation to detect sounds such as those made by dull cutting tools or excessive vibration and adjust machines to compensate for problems, as well as monitor control panel displays and compare readings to specifications to detect malfunctions.

  • Fully responsible for preventive maintenance and proper usage of assigned machinery, tools, and component parts in assigned cell.

  • Follows Standard Work instructions and makes all programming and mechanical adjustments.

  • May move from assigned cell to other cells at discretion of supervisor.

  • Adheres to all safety and health standards

  • Participates in Kaizan events and seeks to continuously improve work processes. 

  • Ability to perform next job below and above in value stream.

Job Requirements

SKILLS: Qualified individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Basic measuring , math, reading and writing skills

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Knowledge of SPC, Mechanical aptitude and Computer literate

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

  • Able to follow directions.

  • Attention to Detail —careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Conducting tests and inspections of products or processes to evaluate quality or performance

  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • 6 to 9 months on the job training or related vocational training program required

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.  High school diploma or GED preferred.

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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