Machine Operator in New Hartford, Connecticut, US at Inertia Dynamics

Date Posted: 8/4/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Machine Operator will operate and adjust various pieces of equipment to perform any combination of machinery operations.  Operators in this classification are required to read part prints, specifications, and sketches.  They are also required to read operation sheets and method sheets.  Operators are responsible for operating manual equipment such as drill press, auto tapper, rotary deburring, chamfering, etc., as well as other equipment.  Other responsibilities include maintaining product quality as per print, operations sheet and/or methods sheet by way of cutting tool adjustments, off set adjustments and/or secondary tooling/fixturing adjustments after being approved by Quality Control. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Operate and make necessary adjustments to Computer Numerical Controlled machines, such as lathes, millers, grinders, balancers, riverters, lappers, broachers, saws, welders, press assemblers, shapers, honers and painting devices, to make clutch and brake components.
  • Maintain coolant, oil, and grease levels/concentrations on machinery used as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the machines and area.
  • Inspect work pieces for defects, measure, and examine workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation using measurement gages such as vernier, micrometer, calipers, pins, and other measuring instruments.
  • Read blueprints or work orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • Maintain and complete production records and work orders.
  • Perform production operations when not involved in other responsibilities.
  • Perform assembly as required.
  • Adheres to all safety rules and report questionable conditions to department supervisor
  • Apply, follow, and recommend Lean practices.


Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Understanding machines practices and monitor operations: watching gauges or other indicators to make sure the machine is working properly.
  • Operation and control: controlling operation of equipment or systems.
  • Quality control analysis: Learning and using computer-based quality control and production systems to evaluate performance or quality of the product.
  • Critical thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School education or equivalent, preferred.
  • 1 year of CNC machining experience or successful completion of our Machine Operator Training Program, required.
  • Must be able to perform machine shop mathematics and machining procedures.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, twist, squat, overhead reach, and use hands.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Lifting requirements include but not limited to the following:

Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds

Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to an industrial environment including moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment may be loud during some periods.

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