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Machining Team - Lathe (CNC) 1st Shift

Department: Production
Location: Minneapolis, MN



Position:                                                                      CNC Lathe Machinist – 1st Shift

Department:                                                               Machining Team

Reports to:                                                                   Production Supervisor

Electric Machinery was founded in 1891. For over 125 years, Electric Machinery has earned its reputation for designing, manufacturing, and servicing large, custom-engineered electrical motors and generators for the U.S. and worldwide markets. Electric Machinery services oil and gas refinery, chemical, utility, general industrial, pulp and paper, and municipal markets. Electric Machinery products include, synchronous and induction motors, generators and brushless exciters. Electric Machinery’s design and production facility is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Electric Machinery is looking for a motived employee who are aligned with our listed Major Areas of Accountability. We welcome individuals with prior CNC lathe machining experience. We train employees through on the job training, utilizing our Machining Team skills matrix below which allows individuals to progress and grow both professionally and financially through additional training, job experience and performance.

Primary Objective of Position:


The CNC Lathe Machinist must be able to operate our large CNC and manual lathes. Those machines are identified in the machining team skills matrix with an underline. Utilizing manufacturing information, engineering and manufacturing drawings, work instructions, process specifications, or process labor routings you will be part of the operations team with the primary goal of satisfying customer requirements, satisfying quality, on time delivery and operating machines and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. The CNC Lathe operator duties include the operation of CNC and manually operated machining centers, program edits, setting up tooling, and operation of the machine tool. Secondary operations such as deburring and inspection of finished parts, along with moving products to appropriate storage locations and completion of production routings.

Major Areas of Accountability:


  1. Aligns with Electric Machinery’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Quality Policy.
  2. Effective communication both verbal and written in English
  3. Practices the principles, and participates in the Electric Machinery Safety and Continuous improvement efforts.
  4. Performs work to the quality standards as established by Electric Machinery.
  5. Performance of routed operations within or better than routed goal hours.
  6. Practices safe work habits
  7. Exhibits willingness to assume any tasks as assigned both inside and outside of the machining Team primary responsibilities.
  8. Knowledge and skill of quality assurance standards, and use of measuring and inspection equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Work as a team member utilizing and performing to the Machining Team skills matrix


Machining Team - Level I Skills

Self-Inspection of Materials and Products

Manual layouts

Setup and Operation of Band Saw and Saws - General

Setup and Operation of Tap Burner

Setup and Operation of Bridgeport

Setup and Operation of Bragonzi Horizontal Boring Mill

Setup and Operation of Radial Drill

Setup and Operation of Horizontal Drill

Setup, layout and Operation of Core Key

Setup and Operation of Key Seater

Setup and Operation of Manual Lathe (Monarch 28")

Setup and Operation of Warner-Swazey Lathe (#3, cage bar lathe)


Machining Team - Level II Skills

Setup and Operation of Skoda Horizontal Mill

Setup and Operation of Cincinnati VBM (Hypro)

Setup and Operation of Rafamet Vertical Boring Mill

Setup and Operation of Simmons VBM

Setup and Operation of Kafo Vertical Mill

Setup and Operation of Mori-Seiki Lathe

Setup and Operation of Poreba Lathe


Machining Team - Level III Skills

Setup and Operation of Gilbert Horizontal Mill


Setup and Operation of Ingersoll Planer Mill

Setup and Operation of Niigata Horizontal Mill

Setup and Operation of Monarch Vertical (VTL)

Setup and Operation of Giddings & Lewis VBM

Setup and Operation of Puma Lathe

Setup and Operation of Monarch Lathe (48")

Setup and Operation of Gurutzpe Lathe


Machining Team - Certifications

Preventative Maintenance of Machines and Equipment

Fork Lift Certification

Jib Crane Certification

Over Head Crane Certification

CNC Programming (edit)

CNC Programming (create & edit)

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift Twenty-five (25) pounds unassisted.

Some tasks may require lifting in excess of Forty-five (45) pounds.

Repeated lifting of material may also be required.

Several tasks require to work in leaning over, extended back position repeatedly, occasionally tight spaces, squatting, and kneeling.

Must be able to climb stairs and ladders.

Work on Ladders and Platforms.

Work at Heights.

Several tasks require the following hand and arm motions repeatedly; pounding with various weight hammers, squeezing or grasping hand tools, prying with various sizes of weight bars, twisting motions.

Must be able to read work orders, prints and specifications.

Education: 2 year technical degree in CNC machining or equivalent work experience with a High School diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D) diploma 

Experience: 2+ years’ experience operating CNC lathes working with large production parts. 

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Hours: 1st shift: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Pay:   $20 - $32/Hour, depending on experience/skills, and machining team skill matrix

Benefits: Industry Leading Compensation and Benefits 


  • We have you covered:
    • Company supplied uniforms
    • Company supplied tools/wrenches
    • Company supplied PPE
  • Overtime hours available
  • 401(k) retirement plan including company match
  • Employee bonus Program
  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Time Off, accrual begins first day of employment
  • On-site Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Type: Full-time 

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