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Machinist - 2nd shift

Date: Jul 28, 2019

Location: US - MN - Eden Prairie, US

Company: MTS Systems

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Why do so many people join MTS Systems Corporation and stay for a career? Because this is a place where you get to apply your creativity, work with smart people on fascinating projects, and make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is a place where you can learn, innovate and grow professionally.


Transforming what’s possible with cars, aircraft, bridges, wind turbines and space-age materials — this is work we dream about as kids. At MTS, it’s a rewarding career path for talented individuals who are willing to work hard, think hard, and commit to solving complex and critical challenges for our customers around the world, many of whom are leaders in their respective industries.


By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Our business is thriving. Our future is exciting. Your potential is unlimited.


This position is eligible for a $2,000 signing bonus.

This position is eligible for a $2,000 Signing Bonus.


Primary Objective: Perform machining operations in accordance with MTS Machine Shop procedures and work instructions. Utilize documentation and skills to provide parts and assemblies to internal and external customers that meet quality and schedule requirements.


Major Areas of Accountability:

1. Performs machining operations on a variety of parts and is fully competent in the following areas:
•Accept responsibility for completing required operations in an efficient manner.
•Take initiative and make decisions to meet the customers' expectations.
•Perform set-ups in a timely and efficient manner.
•Perform normal preventative maintenance as required or apparent.
•Maintain a clean and well-organized work area; work in conjunction with both shifts to do so.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of / ability to:
•MTS machining prints and meet print requirements.
•Machine Shop routing system.
•Inspect and verify dimensions to required accuracy.

3. Perform machining operations in the following manner:
•Provide constructive feedback to area supervisor on quality issues, trends and workload. Exhibit willingness to help resolve issues regarding schedules and priorities.
•Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to work overtime and to meet demands of other work stations.
•Interact and communicate effectively with all colleagues, including supervisors. Display ability to work as a part of team.
•Operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner. Identify safety hazards and involve appropriate parties to resolve.
•Initiate creative and/or innovative ideas and shows willingness to implement them.

4. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.



One year of trade school or three years applicable experience in a machine shop environment.

Ability to apply basic machining knowledge

Demonstrated knowledge of machinig tolerances and measuring equipment, tooling selection, machine set-up and operation

Must understand material characteristics and proficient in proper machining techniques


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


MTS Systems Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, marital status or veteran status.

Posting Notes: Manufacturing/Operations/Quality | | |

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Machinist, Industrial, Manufacturing