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Machine Operator

Requisition ID:  7348
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Machine Operator

Sumter, SC

No experience required. SKF Kaydon has multiple openings for CNC Machinists. Majority of openings are for off shift positions. Most successful candidates have good math skills, some mechanical aptitude, and comfortable with computers. Apply now to join the SKF team, manufacturing precision bearings for aerospace, military and robotic applications. SKF offers world class benefits including:

    • 5% contributed to 401K by SKF
    • 5% Match of 401K (Contribute 5% get 15%)
    • Excellent Health, Dental and Life insurance at competitive rates
    • 3 Days personal time
    • 10 Days Vacation in first year, and 15 Days in year 3
    • Tuition Reimbursement

Starting pay will be determined based on qualifications, interview process, and any related experience. Majority of no experience candidates will start as temporary employees then be converted to permanent employees once they prove they can do the job. Usually 3 to 6 months. Exceptions will be considered for right candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

    • Start up and shut down a variety of machine(s) following established company procedures and safety guidelines.
    • Sets up and operates computer numerically controlled (CNC) lathes and grinders.
    • Mounts work piece in chuck, or faceplate, manually or using hoist or cranes.
    • Performs machining operations on a variety of parts at times with high levels of complexity, ensuring machining operations are performed within established parameters, minimizing scrap and rework with acceptable levels of output.
    • Reads and interprets a variety of engineering and quality specifications.
    • Applies practical and working knowledge of machines to make the necessary adjustments to program to override machine control and correct machine performance.
    • Responsible for all inspections ensuring conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments. May also perform inspections for other operators if required.
    • Performs continuous improvement (lean) activities as may be assigned or required.
    • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment including identification of unsafe conditions. Steel toed shoes and ANSI approved safety glasses with side shields must be worn at all times.
    • Performs other duties and assignments as scheduled and/or required.
    • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods.
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds and push, pull, lift, climb, bend, stoop, or squat as needed to perform job duties.


About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.