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Machine Operator


Springfield, MO, US, 65803

Req ID:  245

NOW OFFERING $1500 HIRING BONUS!!! Hourly rate plus differential.

Job Purpose:
Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts. Applies knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, and machining procedures.  Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as blowers, pumps, boosters, and similar equipment used in such industries as transportation, manufacturing or waste water treatment.

Essential Duties and/or Responsibilities:

  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and calipers.
  • Create, utilize and improve Standard Work combinations sheets to document machining and assembly processes to ensure consistency and repeatability.
  • Participate in the 5 Why Process to ensure real time problem solving and drive continuous improvement.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
  • Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed parts to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers.
  • Set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Position and fasten work pieces.
  • Position and align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
  • Set and verify parts clearances.
  • Rework, repair, and replace damaged parts or assemblies.
  • Reads, interprets and follows Bill of Material to pull parts for assembly and submits corrections as needed.
  • Assemble units of a variety of sizes and models through use of standard work and interpretation of Engineering controlled documents.
  • Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated and cooled.
  • Confer with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
  • Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
  • Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
  • Demonstrates excellence in completion of all other duties as assigned.


Experience and Education: 

  • High School diploma
  • 1-2 years experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • 1-2 years assembly and or CNC machining  preferred

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment.

Tools/Technology Required: 

  • Ability to read blueprints, including geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Ability to determine and complete offsets through basic mathematics.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform repetitive lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to wear PPE during working hours

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.


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Ingersoll Rand is committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request and a member of our team will contact you.

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