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Machine Operator

Apex Life Sciences is actively seekings Maching Operators


  • Production Employees may be assigned to any department or machine in the plant.
  • Flexibility and cross training are expected as business conditions and needs change.
  • Assigned responsibility could include machine or process operation and inspection.
  • Specific duties may vary between departments and / or processes.
  • The plant currently is a 3-shift operation Monday through Sunday with many departments scheduling mandatory overtime as required.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform precision machining or processing of parts utilizing lathes, grinding machines, extrusion equipment, or heat treat furnaces
  • Learn and follow SOP’s during the process of manufacturing customer material
  • Plan machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, material specification and machining parameters
  • Check stock to determine amount of available inventory required for the parts to be manufactured
  • Set up lathes, grinding machines, extrusion equipment, or heat treat equipment to process wire or bar 
  • Work to the tolerances for dimensional/geometric, surface specs provided on drawings /sketches, work cards, etc.
  • Recognize, deploy and properly use tooling or the machinery/equipment to produce a quality product to order requirements in an orderly, efficient, and consistent manner
  • Inspect and evaluate customer product characteristics with various measuring devices such as micrometers and record/report of results
  • Perform daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on assigned machinery and equipment
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Work alone and as part of a team
  • Perform miscellaneous responsibilities as requested by Supervision/Management


  • Read, write and understand specific instructions
  • Use basic math for measuring and calculations, including trigonometry and geometry
  • Possess knowledge of industrial equipment including lathes, centerless grinders and related machine shop equipment
  • Demonstrate proficiency to manipulate hand/machine tools such as:
    • Micrometers 
    • Miscellaneous precision measurement tools
    • Wrenches 
    • Allen wrenches
    • Screw drivers
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