Machinist III, Second Shift (Mon-Thur, 4 10-hour shifts)

Labsphere, Inc. - North Sutton, NH (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Machinist III, Second Shift

Department: Operations

Reports To: Machine Shop Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY The individual in this position is expected to be proficient in set up, programming and operating machine tools specific to Labsphere’s machine shop to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts in a team environment. This senior level individual will be expected to mentor and/or train junior or new employees.


  • Exhibits and applies solid understanding of prototype set ups and machining as well as knowledge of Labsphere machine tools, controllers and finish requirements;
  • Reads blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished part, sequence of operations, and setup and tooling requirements. Can read and manipulate CAD files (Solidworks preferred) to clarify product requirements.
  • Demonstrates advanced set-up, understanding of sequence of operations, decision-making and troubleshooting capability to provide alternate approaches to any machining situation;
  • Ability to design and fabricate parts, fixtures and tools for specific jobs and calculate speeds and feeds, depth of cut, proper coolant for the different materials used at Labsphere;
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications, using the appropriate measuring equipment. Understands how to use optical comparator height gauge, sine plate, indicators, micrometers, verniers, depth mics, bore gauges, etc;
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for the lay out of subsequent machining;
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and/or any other Labsphere machine equipment;
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media;
  • 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 test run to verify accuracy of machine settings. Updates program to latest revision for pre-programmed parts as needed;
  • Verifies dimensions by using inspection equipment such as micrometers, verniers, gage pins, pitch micrometers, etc;
  • Meets standard times on routers and reports to supervisor when deviating from standard time;
  • Reports to supervisor any conflict or problem that will interrupt the flow of work in the Machine Shop work environment;
  • Follows Labsphere's safety policy in the machining area;
  • Mentor and/or train new or junior employees as required;
  • Confers with immediate supervisor or other machinists if supervisor is unavailable to resolve machining problems.
  • Other duties as assigned


None. However, may be required to mentor and/or train new or junior employees in the department.

QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. It is expected that this individual will be capable of working without close supervision, able to prioritize own work to meet customer due dates and inspect own product output to ensure quality. The individual in this position must be able to manufacture parts from blueprints and/or CAD models. Creative problem solving is required. Previous experience with Bridgeport Milling machines with 2-axis controls and manual lathes is desired. Conversational CNC Mill and Lathe experience required. Programming capabilities strongly desired. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent, plus eight to ten years related Machine Shop experience or an equivalent combination of apprenticeships, training, education and hands on experience.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to apply algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in practical situations, as well as functions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


None required

PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment is casual, yet professional. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Shop: 5 years