Machinist/Thread Roll Operator

Website Precision Castparts Corporation

Job Highlights

Title Machinist/Thread Roll Operator
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location West Chester, OH, United States
Company Precision Castparts Corporation

Company Profile

Precision Castparts is a market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures, and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. The company also produces airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Machinist/Thread Roll Operator who will set up, run, monitor, and troubleshoot the high-volume fastener manufacturing machines/processes such as flat die thread rolling, drill/broach, and fillet roll machines within a highly automated aerospace fastener manufacturing line.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or GED with experience or vocational/technical certification required.
  • Associate’s Degree (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years CNC/PLC machine tool experience; experience with thread rolling machinery such as SACMA Ingramatic, Waterbury, Reed, Hartford, or cold heading machinery, such as National, Carlo Salvi, etc. in a fast-paced environment (highly preferred)
  • Prior experience of operating FANUC robots (a plus)


  • Adjust machine setup/controls to synchronize machine actions for various operations as well as ensure parts produced are within specifications.
  • Detect machine malfunctions and verify that machine setups conform to specifications.
  • Perform developmental set-ups and prototyping on new parts.
  • Perform first-piece and in-process inspections with visual and other inspection equipment such as micrometers, calipers, etc. to ensure adherence to quality specifications.
  • Read blueprints to determine specified tolerances and sequences of operations for machine setup.
  • Remove tooling from machines when production runs are finished.
  • Repair, maintain, or replace tooling when worn, broken, or out of tolerance.
  • Set up and operate machines that automatically perform multi-operations.
  • Use forklift and hand truck to bring and remove supplies as needed.
  • Work safely by adhering to relevant Environmental, Safety and Health (EH&S) procedures and proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


  • Blueprint Reading: Capability to read blueprints, schematics, and manuals.
  • Machine Tool Knowledge: Familiarity with using and programming manual, semi-automated, or automated tools and machines (such as lathes and grinders).
  • Material Understanding: Knowledge of the properties of metal and other materials.
  • Precision Skills: Ability to use precision tools (e.g., calipers) to take accurate measurements.

Required Skills

  • Ability to multitask and keep multiple machines running concurrently to specifications.
  • Ability to set up in-process inspection equipment such as Force monitors (Marposs), touch probes, etc., interpret results, and determine response actions.
  • Ability to set up and maintain high-precision CNC/PLC forming and machining centers with a very high degree of repeatability by following standard work instructions.
  • Able to work overtime as needed.
  • Adjust machine setups, offsets, and change tooling as required to ensure compliance with product and quality requirements.
  • Familiarity with shop floor ERP systems to correctly interpret work orders.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Work in a team environment, i.e. follow instructions and assist others as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Fast-paced environment, subject to numerous schedule and priority changes and short notice activity.
  • Frequent lifting of objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to handle or adjust equipment.
  • Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, and steel-toed work boots or shoes.
  • Moderate reaching, pushing, pulling, gripping, and grasping.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Standing for prolonged periods – up to 8 hours or more per day.

Employer’s Statement

Precision Castparts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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