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Machinist Lead


JOB TITLE:           Machinist Lead

COMPANY/DEPARTMENT:   SpecSys, Inc. / Manufacturing

REPORTS TO:     Plant Manager

FLSA STATUS:  Non Exempt / Full-time

JOB SUMMARY: The Machinist Lead has primary responsibility for daily supervision of all machining operations within the given facility. 



  • Provide daily work directions to machinist personnel
  • Approval process for daily time sheets
  • Developing employee performance review documentation
  • Documenting any work place related injuries and communicating with Safety Director
  • Coordinate orders with mgmt and purchasing dept. for steel / shop supplies
  • Accurately schedule, and expedite the use of labor, machines, and materials in the fabrication of machined components. 
  • Identify machine run speeds for accurate scheduling of material fabrication.
  • Communicate accurate machining sequences with shop personnel.
  • Ensure that quality control processes are followed during the various stages of machining
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints to ensure products are machined correctly
  • Ability to understand and willingness to follow existing QC processes
  • Coordinate equipment repairs as needed
  • Adhere to established department budgets for tooling
  • Provide input into machining and QC process improvements
  • Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order
  • Install equipment, machines, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Operate and control equipment. Inspect and evaluate the quality of products
  • Detailed knowledge of CNC/NC Programming and understanding of geometric tolerances.
  •  Understanding of computer software such as MS-Word and Excel
  • Understanding of how to build fixturing, tooling and jigs
  • Employee Timeforce Approvals

Many tasks include their own work and /or the review of work of others in the department


  • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • CNC Precision Manufacturing Technician AAS Degree
  • CNC Precision Manufacturing Technician Diploma
  • CNC Certificate
  • Two Years of Experience
  • Rigger Training

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be acceptable.

  Able to lift up to 50 lbs., bending, crawling and being on feet for 8 plus hours per work day.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Many tasks include their own work and/or the review of work of others in the department
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Ritalka ♦ 121 North 1st Street ♦ Montevideo, MN 56265 ♦ 320-269-3227