Title:  Metal Part Machining Operations Senior


Billings, MT, US, 59101

Department:  Manual
Job Req ID:  901

Position Summary

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to perform various types of machining operations using various types of machining equipment to produce and repair material components.



  • Safety – conduct all activities in a safe manner, utilizing PPE and adhering to company policy and alerting others regarding potential concerns. Safety is # 1.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings and machining notes to determine dimensions, tolerance, finish type, sequence of operations, setup, reference points, etc.
  • Select the appropriate tools and materials to be used for each part to be machined.
  • Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock in order to display placement of cuts.
  • Operate various types of machining equipment: mills, lathes, drill presses, etc.
  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
  • Calculate and monitor speed and feed rates during the machining process.
  • Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated and cooled.
  • Use various types of intricate measuring tools including; indicators, micrometers, depth/height gauges, calipers, etc.
  • Produce a quality product (within design specifications) in an efficient manner. 
  • Recognize throughout the machining process if part is defective within design specifications.
  • Layout materials to be machined according to design specifications.
  • Select, align and secure fixtures, tooling, attachments, and materials on various types of machines.
  • Verify conformance of finished work piece to design specifications.
  • Set-up and test production equipment under power, evaluating any constraints.
  • Maintain a clean, organized and safe work cell.
  • Keep an accurate record of daily operations and material usage.
  • Set up, operate & perform basic maintenance on machines
  • Work additional shifts and overtime, if required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • A Minimum of 2 years of recent heavy machining experience with metals, & strong math & blueprint reading skills required.
  • Two-year Associate Degree from a technical/trade school is preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50# is required.


  • Sign On Bonus
  • Relocation Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Certification Reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment 
  • 3 Weeks PTO
  • 1 Week Sick Time
  • Paid Paternity and Maternity Leave
  • 10 Company Paid Holidays
  • Full Benefits Package under Hitachi Benefit Pool
  • 401K Plan with Company Match

Nearest Major Market: Billings
Nearest Secondary Market: Montana