Machine Operator-$1500 Sign-On Bonus-2nd or 3rd shift

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-338971
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/04/2022
    • Years of Experience: 1+
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Job Description

2nd shift-Monday-Friday

3rd shift-Sun-Thurs


To set-up, operate or program various types of machines for production of piece parts for shelters to achieve quality and integrity of products at the lowest possible cost.


  • Receives instructions both verbally and from detailed prints and routings
  • Will be required to set-up and operate various Fabrication shop equipment to complete assigned tasks including drill press, shears, saws, punch press, radial drill, de-coiler, band saws, press brake, rollers, tubing/pipe benders, various bench mounted equipment, all types of hand tools, electric powered hand tools, air powered hand tools, hoists, cranes, lift trucks
  • Performs operations that will include shearing, punching, forming, notching, boring, counter boring, , tapping, threading, milling, drilling, reaming, counter sinking, sawing, grinding, cutting, sharpening, chamfering, deburring.
  • Assists with and/or constructs fixtures, jigs, tools, shop aids
  • Will produce piece parts & parts for prototypes as well as parts for machine and building maintenance as needed.
  • Assists with and/or performs repairs to parts on jigs, fixtures, dies and shop aids
  • Assists with repairs to machines and equipment in Fabrication shop as requested or required by maintenance.
  • All levels may perform other functions such as moving parts/material, loading/unloading, sweeping, cleaning, and various other assignments as needed
  • Uses various measuring and inspection tools and equipment for piece part inspection, compliance, accuracy verification
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area
  • May be asked to work outdoors on occasion as well as in other Departments as needed or required by shop work load

Experience and Skills

Special Knowledge/ Skills

  • Will be able to set-up and run Machines and Processes in at least 75% of Level I as well as 75% of Level II.
  • Saws (4): Double Head Elumatec, Horizontal Radial, Table Saw, Radial Arm saw (miter)
  • Shears (1): Cincinnati 12'
  • Punching/Notching (4): Whitney Punch,  Sm. Gang Punch, Lg Gang Punch, Russelle 60 Ton Press,
  • Drill Presses (1): Set-up & Operate
  • Roll Forming (2): 12" Hand Roller, Morgan Power Roller
  • Tube Bending (3): Manual, Di-acro, Ercolina
  • Milling (2): Bridgeport (frames), Double Headed Bridgeport (radius)
  • Bonding Skin Processing (1): De-coiler/12'Niagara Shear
  • Misc.: 5Ton Bridge Crane, Vacuum Lifter, Forklift


  • High school diploma or greater


  • Previous experience: 1+ years of experience


Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA/FSA)
  • Life Insurance 
  • Short Term Disability 
  • Long Term Disability 
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • 401K
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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