Mill Machinist

Job Title: Mill Machinist Date: March 2021
Department: Machining Manages Employees: No
Location: Bethel, MN FLSA Status (to be completed by HR): Non-Exempt
Reports To: Shift Lead    

Summary (Main Purpose)

Chandler Industries is looking for Machinists on all shifts! (3, 4 and 5 Axis experience is a plus!) This position is located at our Bethel, MN division. We have openings on all shifts (1st, 2nd and Weekend – open to part-time!).

$2,000 - $4,000 Sign on Bonus!!!*

*Must meet sign on bonus criteria. Bonus amount based on experience*

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Performs all job requirements per documented procedures, routings, CNC programs, inspection instructions, tool lists, SPC instructions, and any other related documents and instructions.

Operate computer-controlled machines to perform one or more machine functions on various material work-pieces.

May perform proven set-ups and makes adjustments to offsets/work coordinates as needed.

Review job router/traveler for pertinent job information such as work center designation, job size, machine rates, SPC requirements, etc.

Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures and cutting tools using hand tools and tool length off-set equipment.

Transfers program and offsets from servers or USB drive to computer numerical control modules.

Load and unload work-pieces manually or with material handling equipment.

Checks accuracy of work against blueprints/specifications using advanced gaging techniques for product conformity and is able to interrupt and translate data into necessary adjustments.

Perform surface finish operations using sanding and deburring using finishing materials, hand tools and power equipment if required.

Monitors work-pieces and equipment throughout the machining process to detect issues.  Reports quality, process, cycle time, etc. variances to supervisor or lead as soon as they are identified.

Ensures coolant and hydraulic oil levels are maintained 

Performs inventory material handling including retrieving, moving and storage of material, tooling, and work-pieces. 

Makes recommendations for process and cost improvements to appropriate personnel.

May provide training to employees.

Maintains an organized, clean and safe environment and maintains 5 “S” standards.  Complies with safety rules including PPE and OSHA standards. 

Participates in Lean initiatives eliminating wastes including overproduction, defects, transportation, waiting, inventory, motion and over-processing. 

Required Skills and Experience (Minimum requirements in terms of educational background, work experience, licenses/certifications or other knowledge, skills, and abilities).

High School Diploma or equivalent.

At least 2 years CNC Machine Operator experience or certificate in machining.

Intermediate math skills (i.e. trigonometry, geometry, etc.).  

Mechanical aptitude.

Attention to detail.

Proficient reading, writing, oral communication and comprehension in English language.

Basic blue print reading.

Basic inspection skills .

Basic understanding of GD&T.

Willingness to learn.

Ability to operate 3 axis machines.

Ability to run multiple machines.

Ability to operate CMM.

Cooperative attitude, shares critical information, and remains professional in difficult situations.

Self-directed; ability to work independently.

This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International

Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR). All employees must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Additional Skills and Experience (Preferred or helpful)

CNC Machine Technology or related certification is preferred.

This description covers the primary purpose and principal duties of the job.  It is not designed to be a complete list of all the duties and responsibilities required of this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Demands and Conditions Analysis:   Quality Engineer

Working Conditions

The essential functions of this job involve the following working conditions.
(Place an “x” in the appropriate box.)
C = Continuously    75%-100% of time
F = Frequently    50%-74% of time
O = Occasionally    10%-49% of time
R = Rarely    1%-9% of time
N = Never    0% of time

  C F O R N   C F O R N
Environmental           Physical Factors          
Works alone   X       Sitting     X    
Works with others     X     Standing   X      
Customer contact       X   Walking     X    
Shift Work X         Bending/stooping   X      
Extended Day     X     Squatting/Kneeling     X    
Keeping work pace/deadlines X         Crouching/Crawling         X
Performing repetitive tasks   X       Twisting at waist     X    
Noise (decibels) 91       X   Reaching above shoulders       X  
Vibration       X   Reaching below knees     X    
Abrupt temperature changes         X Lift/carry up to  40  lbs.       X  
Heat (above 85 F)         X Push/pull  to   100 (force)       X  
Cold (below 65 F)         X Climbing ladders       X  
Wetness       X   Climbing stairs       X  
Dampness   X       Sweeping/mopping     X    
Dryness   X   X   Operating foot controls   X      
Odors & dusts     X     Manual Tasks          
Work with solvents     X     Grasping with one hand   X      
Work acids, bases         X Grasping with both hands     X    
Work with oils     X     Manipulating with one hand   X      
Work with toxins       X   Manipulating with two hands       X  
Poor ventilation       X   Handwritten communication       X  
Fumes       X   Using keyboard       X  
Mechanical hazards   X       Using hand tools     X    
Electrical hazards       X   Twisting/wringing       X  
Sensory Tasks          


Seeing close (reading) X         Scraping       X  
Seeing far (observation)       X   Equipment Operation          
Peripheral vision     X     Driving car / light truck         X
Seeing colors     X     Driving heavy truck / van         X
Verbal communication   X       Operating forklifts, stackers         X
Hearing speech     X     Operating hoist equipment       X  
Hearing mechanical sounds X         Operating shop machinery X        
Sensing odors       X   Operating power tools     X    
Sensing by touch     X     Operating torch         X
            Microscope   X

*Microscope use applies only to certain work centers

This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All employees must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Chandler Industries offers an outstanding work environment, competitive wages, 401(k) with match and a comprehensive benefits package!

Pre-Employment drug screen and physical abilities test required.

Chandler Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Disabilities.

Please send resume to with the subject of the job title you are applying to.

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