Machinist Career



Under the direction of the Machine Shop Supervisor, the Machinist is responsible for the set-up, adjustment and operation of machine tools to perform progressive machining operations on a variety of standardized work having close tolerances and finish requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Set up, adjust, and operate machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.

  • Work from drawings, schematics, blueprints to machine parts using machine tools such as turning machines, boring and drilling machines, grinders, and lathes. 

  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as micrometers. 

  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.

  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.

  • Program using Mastercam helpful. 

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Education equivalent to a High School diploma required.  Vocational or Technical College training preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience building custom electrical panels 

  • Must have the ability to read and understand electrical schematics, electrical code manuals, and other manufacturing instructions

Language Skills 

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations.  

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondences, and instruction/procedure manuals.  Ability to write correspondences and routine reports.  

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information one on one and in group situations to customers, clients, vendors and other employees within the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry.  

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Skills 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Technology Skills 

  • Requires the ability to operate a wide variety of standard office equipment, such as a computer and keyboard, a calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc. 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

  • Proficiency of Visual Basic, .NET programming, and other computer programming systems 


The work environment and 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 touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch, lift and/or move drawings, files, manuals, and metal parts weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Follow all company policies and procedures as outlined in the employee handbook. ​

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.


Midwest Engineered Systems

W238N1800 Rockwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Call: 414-327-0000

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