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Inside Machinist

Norfolk, VA

Industry: Manufacturing, Other Job Number: 48516 Pay Rate: $50 - $70k
Our client is looking for an inside machinist in the shop focusing on mainly manual machines on large lathes and mills.


- Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
- Performs complex operations on many kinds of machine tools, including drill presses, lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and precision grinding machines.
- Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
- Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
- Selects standard materials required for fabrication and machining work.
- Perform the machining operations, watch for problems in the production process, and check the accuracy of the finished piece against blueprints.
- Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
- Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
- Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
- Set up and operate all types of shop machining tools or equipment to manufacture various parts.
- Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly.
- Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.
- Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.
- Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated.
- Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
- Work includes small and large assembly, and machining of heavy steel.
- Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.
- Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and machine shop procedures.
- Performs machine maintenance and is responsible for keeping work are clean and the immediate reporting of safety issues to Supervisor.
- Uses various hand and power tools for the completion of job tasks.
- Understands and acts upon simple instruction.

Must have regular, reliable attendance


- Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints, drawings and other technical trade related documents.
- Mechanical ability, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination required to perform various projects, per drawings, sketches, and verbal or written instructions
- Skilled in the selection, set-up and operation of the appropriate machine tool(s) for a given type of work.
- Manual machine operation experience
- In-place machinists experience preferred
- Technical training preferred
- Experience operating precision machine tools
- Willingness to travel
- Use of precision measuring equipment.
- Must be able to work effectively with others
- Must be a steady, reliable worker
- Must have own machine tools

Position compensation is based on experience. Benefits include: medical, dental and vision Insurance o 401k - Paid time off (PTO) - legal services - annual performance evaluations - On-site human resources

Needs experience with Manual Lathes and Mills and can pass a practical exam
Great company culture and the skilled trade employees working for this company are among the most respected experts in the industry.
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