Manual Lathe Operator

Manual Lathe Operator

Laidig Systems, Inc. is actively interviewing candidates for a Manual Lathe Operator. Laidig is looking for a positive, high energy, self-directed individual to join our growing team.

This is a first shift position.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION: Minimum three (3) years of work experience in a machine shop environment. High school diploma or equivalent is required with demonstrated hands-on proficiency in manual lathe metal removal production systems. Certificate programs are desired but not necessary. Experience with Poreba equipment desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for maintaining assigned lathe area and performing the following functions: Must be capable of reading blue prints, dimensional data, surface locations, and interpreting geometrical dimensions and tolerancing. Operates horizontal lathe to perform various functions such as: facing, reaming, boring, turning, grooving. Utilize knowledge of machine tool capacities and limitations, machinability of materials and shop math. Performs dimensional validation using micrometers, calipers, bore micrometers or relevant dimensional tools. Setup lathe by installing and adjusting three and four jaw chucks, cutting tools and steady rests. Obtain and transfer stock to machine, manually or with overhead hoist. Log all work activities into labor reporting software throughout working day.


  • Use safety equipment at all times.
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized work area at all times.
  • Know the limits of the equipment and tools being used.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner; obey all safety rules and regulations.
  • Advise Production Supervisor of any departmental or machine specific problems.
  • Work overtime and off shift as required.
  • Tool inventory and maintenance in area of responsibility.
  • Perform other activities as required by supervisors.
  • Cross train as required.
  • Exhibit good character traits such as initiative, excellent attendance, desire to learn, honesty, and a positive attitude.

Laidig offers a generous benefit package including a matching 401k, health, life, dependent life, AD&D, disability, H.S.A., dental, & vision insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off.

General information about our fast pace, growing company can be found on the web at


Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Machine shop: 3 years
  • Lathe: 1 year

Qualified individuals should send their resume to Susie Sheridan-Hall, Human Resource Manager,