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CNC Horizontal Mill Set-up/Operator

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Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0015307
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Set-up, troubleshoot, and operate Mazak Horizontal Machining Centers that perform various machine functions such as cutting, milling, reaming, boring.
  • Adjust the machines and the tooling as needed to consistently manufacture quality parts.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality of parts through regular inspection during production and statistical process control chart tracking.
  • Inspect parts using visual and manual inspection equipment including calipers, micrometers, boring gauges etc.
  • Read and understand blueprints and geometric dimension tolerancing.
  • Safe material handling processes, including forklift driving and overhead crane operating.
  • Execute daily production, quality, and on time delivery requirements.



  • High School Education or equivalent.
  • Machine trades schooling and/or 5 years machining experience.

Professional experience:

  • 5-10 years of machining experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of machine shop equipment including but not limited to: CNC Grinders, Lathes and Mills.
  • Mazak Horizontal Mill experience preferred.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Understand technical blueprints.
  • Computer skills required (i.e., spreadsheets, data entry, email)
  • Ability to use precision measurement device.
  • Successfully complete training and receive a Forklift Operator’s License.

Key behaviors:

  • Lifting to 35 lbs. Lifting over 35 lbs. requires a lifting device, crane, or assistance from another associate.
  • Standing and walking minimum of 8 hrs.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist
  • Working with cranes, sharp edges on machined parts, and moving parts by carts.
  • Must understand and comply with Sullair Safety Standards.
  • Participate in EHS quarterly audits, if required.
  • Required to wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the work area.
  • Required to attend scheduled toolbox and safety meetings.
  • Must immediately report injuries or unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and overtime
  • Assertive
  • Critical Thinking
  • Process Driven
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Passionate

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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