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Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

FTI Manual Machinist


• Lays out, measures and marks metal stock in order to display placement of cuts. 
• Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
• Checks work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated and cooled. 
• Positions and fastens work pieces. 
• Operates equipment to verify operational efficiency. 
• Cleans and lubricates machines, tools and equipment in order to remove grease, rust, stains and foreign matter. 
• Sets controls to regulate machining, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media. 
• Confers with engineering, supervisory, and manufacturing personnel in order to exchange technical information. 
• Machines parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders. 
• Sets up, adjusts, and operates all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
• Aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.
• Monitors the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
• Studies sample parts, blueprints, drawings, and engineering information in order to determine methods and sequences of operations needed to fabricate products, and determine product dimensions and tolerances.
• Selects the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
• Establishes work procedures for fabricating new structural products, using a variety of metalworking machines. 
• Evaluates experimental procedures, and recommends changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production
• Sets up and operates metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding, and cutting equipment.
• Performs ancillary duties as needed. 


1. High School Diploma preferred.
2. 2-3 years related experience preferred. 
3. Machine Shop Technology certification preferred.
4. T-Drill experience preferred. 
5. Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
6. Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
7. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
8. Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
9. Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
10. Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
11. Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

It is the policy of WIKA Instrument LP to afford equal opportunity for employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetics, disability or veteran status.   

WIKA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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Our Company

WIKA is a global market leader in pressure, temperature, level and flow measurement technology. Working together with our customers, we develop comprehensive solutions based on our high-quality measurement technology components, with the solutions ultimately being integrated in their business processes.

We deliver 50 million quality products to over 100 countries every year. Worldwide, approximately 600 million WIKA measuring instruments are in use.