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Machinist I

West Monroe, Louisiana

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Manufacturing/Production
Brand: Motion
Job ID: R24_0000018015
Status: Full time

Our Shop employees are there to ensure that the quality of the product is perfect before being sent to customers.This means the employees in this position need to work quickly and efficiently to be sure to meet the customer's demands. Since the shop directly impacts the value of our business and our customer satisfaction, it is important for all shop employees to be able to hold each other accountable to ensure everything operates smoothly.

  • Status:Full Time
  • Level:Entry
  • Travel:No
  • Salary:Hourly

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  • Proactive
  • Team player
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, dental, vision and healthcare FSA, as well as health and wellness programs

  • Offering competitive PTO package with added days for years of service

  • Tuition reimbursement with opportunities for professional development

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description


Under direct supervision, sets up, operates, and adjusts various types of conventional or automatic machines including lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other precision equipment. Works from drawings and written instructions to create replacement and new parts in making repairs to metal parts as well as for experimental apparatus or prototype equipment. Work is routine and machining is performed to ordinary tolerances.


  • Machines parts to specifications, using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders. Sets up, adjusts, or operates basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.

  • Measures, examines or tests completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers. Calculates dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or Vernier calipers.

  • Monitors the feed and speed of machines during the machining process. Maintains machine tools in proper operational condition. Operates equipment to verify operational efficiency.

  • Studies sample parts, blueprints, drawings, or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.

  • Uses various bandsaws, cutoff wheels, table saws, and pedestal grinders.

  • Lays out, measures and marks metal stock to display placement of cuts. Fits and assembles parts to make or repair machine tools. Sets up or operates metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, or cutting equipment.

  • Installs repaired parts into equipment or install new equipment. Checks work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.

  • Designs fixtures, tooling, or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.

  • Supports metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics. Prepare working sketches for the illustration of product appearance.

  • Tests experimental models under simulated operating conditions for purposes such as development, standardization, or feasibility of design. Install experimental parts or assemblies, such as hydraulic systems, electrical wiring, lubricants or batteries into machines or mechanisms.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Typically requires a high school diploma or GED.


  • Knowledge of various metals and measurements used in machining processes required.

  • Knowledge of machinist, CAD and/or CAM software required.

  • Knowledge of mathematics and its application required.

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods required.

  • Knowledge of monitoring gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly required.

  • Ability to safely use or learn to use piranha, metal shear, and metal breaks.


Requires manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, and multi-limb coordination. Ability to lift 50 pounds or more and stand for extended periods of time.


None required.





Motion offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition, reimbursement, vacation, sick, and holiday pay.

DISCLAIMER: This job description illustrates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job classification. It is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and skills required. Management retains the right to add or modify duties at any time.

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