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Machine Operator

Company: Ametek, Inc.
Location: Peck
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:


The Machine Operator is responsible for setting up and operating machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinder, to machine metallic and nonmetallic work pieces.


* Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines sequence of operations.
* Selects, positions, and secures tool in toolholder (chuck, collet, or toolpost). Positions and secures workpiece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.
* Moves controls to position tool and workpiece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut. Sets up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns handwheel to feed tool to workpiece or vice versa, and engages feed.
* Turns valve handle to direct flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool and workpiece. Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined workpiece to specifications. Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools.
* Sets up and operates machines and equipment other than machine tools such as welding machines and flame-cutting equipment. Adhere to safety and company policies and procedures.
* Complete all on-the-job training and other required training as assigned. Perform all duties and task in accordance with work instructions, quality standards and company policies.
* Record, measure, or report results and take corrective actions when needed. Communicate with others, supervisors and managers in a professional and respectful manner.
* Detect and report defective materials or questionable conditions. Maintain work area clean and free of clutter.

Performs other duties as requested, directed or assigned.


* High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
* 6+ months of relevant work experience in a machine/manufacturing environment. Vocational or technical certification is a plus.
* Ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time and to work overtime as needed.
* Ability to follow workplace safety standards.
* Excellent interpersonal skills under stressful situations and the ability to organize and prioritize.
* Must possess excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
* Have the ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, colleagues and members of the business community when required.
* Able to calculate figures and amounts such as basic mathematics.
* Ability to define basic problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
* Must be able to lift a minimum of 5 lbs. and up to 50 lbs.


At AMETEK STC we believe in building a sustainable future for our customers, colleagues, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. We take an active role in promoting real change, by contributing to a healthy, fair, and sustainable society in many of the countries our facilities are located. We call it #CareForTomorrow!

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers' most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Flint

Keywords: Ametek, Inc., Sterling Heights , Machine Operator, Other , Peck, Michigan

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