A.W. Chesterton Company

Band Saw / Metal Machine Operator

2 weeks ago(1/8/2018 9:57 AM)
Job ID
1st Shift


Want to work at a company that has a basketball court (that people actually play on at lunch time), a running club, a company-subsidized cafeteria, food truck options, and an on-boarding program that will set you on the fast route to success? A company that encourages its employees to commit 5% of their on the clock time to participate in employee-led engagement teams dedicated to making our workplace a better place to be every day? You've taken the first step - now check out our formal job description below!


At Chesterton, we have a laser focus on our customers! This job impacts the customer by producing high quality machined stock for our products, in order to meet and surpass customer expectations for quality.


Job Summary:


Provides saw cutting service to the fabrication cells by cutting slugs to length from bar stock utilizing manufacturing process sheet data. Receives, inspects, handles and stores bar stock in bar stock locations, utilizing overhead crane and performs general roughing and trepan operations on CNC and manual lathes. Also responsible for the overall organization and cleanliness of the area.




  • Receive, sign and off-load bar stock from vendor utilizing overhead crane.
  • Inspects bar stock in accordance with Quality Control procedures.
  • Upon acceptance through inspection, stores bar stock in proper locations utilizing overhead crane.
  • Working from instructions, cuts slugs in accordance with dimensional data contained on the shop traveler.
  • Transfers cut raw material to designated work areas within the machine shop.
  • Maintains clean, organized, and safe working environment in bar stock area.
  • Deburrs slugs of major burrs.
  • Operates a CNC rough turning lathe to turn down ID/OD and overall length as required on certain bar stock .
  • Trepan rough stock as required using manual engine lathes.
  • Issues material to each job that is cut utilizing the appropriate Chesterton inventory control system.
  • Monitors and maintains accurate inventory levels on all raw bar stock material through Chesterton’s cycle count program.
  • General machinery maintenance on the saws including cleaning, adding and monitoring the hydraulic oil, and changing and disposing of the saw blades.
  • Ordering and overseeing the saw blade and coolant inventory in the bar stock area.    


Complexity of Duties:


  • Works under general supervision.
  • Checks own work.
  • Failure to maintain necessary stock could result in serious delay in delivery.


Essential Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to operate various machinery, cutting tools and equipment.
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to communicate in a positive and professional manner
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Strong math skills specifically knowledge of decimals and fractions is a must.
  • Ability to multi task on a regular basis
  • Quality control skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate an overhead crane safely.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School/Trade School
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in an uncomfortable environment; i.e., extreme heat, cold, and noise.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to read and write in English


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees assigned to certain tasks within this job may be required to participate in our Medical Surveillance Program. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  Exposure to high levels of heat, noise and fumes while in the plant environment.


All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.


Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer  M/F/V/D




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