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Manual Machinist

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Cincinnati, OH

Manual Machinist


Job Description

Job Description
We currently seek to fill the role of Manual Machinist on second shift (M-TH 4:15 PM to 2:45 AM) to machine parts per blueprint or specific instructions using manual machine tools, such as Vertical Turning Lathes, Radial Drills, Horizontal Mills, Key Mills, Standard Lathes, and Blanchard Grinders, all while advancing mission of being a forward-thinking, collaborative, and ethical business.

Sets up, adjusts, and efficiently operates manual machine tools to perform diversified and difficult operations requiring close/exact tolerances on products with various dimensions, while working with unusual contours and finish specifications.
Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors; i.e., speed, feed, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut.
Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials into machine.
Chooses the correct machine tooling for the specified operation.
Starts and observes machine operations to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls as required.
Cleans and performs basic maintenance on machine, tooling, and parts to ensure that equipment is in optimal production condition.
Reports exceptions to the traveler, including hours and material used, to shop lead so the MOM can be adjusted, if necessary.
Maintains and inspects cutting tools for sharpness and usability.
May weld hard tacks to secure parts as needed.
Performs other duties as needed or as assigned.


Ability to operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
Ability to read blueprints and plans.
Excellent mechanical skills.
Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Vocational training course completion is preferred.
Must be able to set up and operate manual machine equipment.
Also required is the ability to operate forklift and overhead crane, read measuring instruments, and maintain machinery and equipment in the machining trade.
Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; anything over 50 pounds requires two people, or the use of a lifting device.


Pay Rate $29/hr.

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PDSI Technical Services is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, military service or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, consideration of employment staffing submissions are based on demonstrated skills, qualifications, work experience, expertise and expectations meeting the position requirements as specified by the client, including compensation