Lead Machinist

ATEK Metal Technologies

SUMMARY: The Lead Machinist will be responsible for leading the day to day duties within the machining cell, while maintaining their own machining production goals as a working lead. This person will be the first point of contact for machinists in terms of set up, operation, and maintenance of all CNC machines.  Responsibilities include training employees, and working with supervision to assign, and assist with the completion of work within the cell. This person will also be responsible for communicating issues and concerns to supervision, and addressing complaints and resolving problems when appropriate.

Location: New Hampton, IA


FLSA Exemption: Exempt


Operate equipment and overall cell in a safe and productive manner, while ensuring quality parts are produced, which meet or exceed quality standards set by the company.  Accurately complete records including inventory, production, quality records and defective parts.  Inform management of potential problems with equipment or product.  Perform job set-up and tool changes.  Assist in machine adjustments and repair.  As a leader, must provide a fair and consistent work environment that promotes mutual respect, and must also perform duties of Machine Operator.  The Machining Lead must have a strong understanding of how to read blueprints.


Reports to:    Jonathan Averhoff
Supervises:   None

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.

Education and/or Experience Expected: 

  • Associates or Technical Degree or equivalent from a two (2) year college or Technical School
  • Four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in HMC operation & manual CNC programming experience required.
  • Minimum 4 years metal cutting experience required.
  • Excellent knowledge of GD&T required.

Education and/or Experience Preferred:

  • Safety/Environmental Certifications.
  • Prior experience with ISO systems.
  • Experience in aluminum material on a HMC CNC preferred.
  • Prior leadership experience preferred. 

Required Skills:

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to work independently, to make decisions, and to keep management updated on progress as required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required, including training of new employees
  • Problem solving and data analysis skills

Working Conditions:

  • Will have regular exposure to foundry environment including: dust, heat, fumes and noise.
  • Frequent lifting up to 75 lbs (assists available). 
  • Frequent standing, twisting, carrying, and bending. 

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