Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405

Company: Lincoln Electric


Tennessee Rand, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a full service automation integrator. We provide engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

Req. ID: 23533 


Position Summary: Mid-level parts on a CNC Vertical Machining Center.


Role qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED, certificate in Machine Tool Technology or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of experience


Position responsibilities:

  • Indicate vises for alignment each week
  • Calibrate probes each week
  • Indicate and calibrate tool measurement arms as needed
  • Load/unload tools in tool magazine and Tool Data page
  • Program and set up advance level parts
  • Read blue print then verify and check parts to print dimensions as machined
  • Performs in process checks of parts so that adjustments can be made before a nonconformance occurs or a large number of parts are machined out of specifications.
  • Monitors quality, makes tool changes and adjustments as required. 
  • Check the accuracy of your measurement tools to the company standards
  • Cleans and inspects equipment to avoid breakdowns
  • Keeps work area clean and neat and complies with all safety standards
  • Observe the machines during the machining process to verify correct speeds and feeds and for machine potential malfunctions
  • Lay out, measure and mark materials
  • Fit and assemble parts as per instructions or to print using hand tools and machinery
  • Fabricate and modify/repair machine parts.
  • Must also be able to fabricate, modify or repair machine parts.
  • Study blueprints, sketches or drawings, and engineering information to determine the best methods and sequences to produce parts
  • Select proper materials, machines and tools to manufacture parts as required


Essential skills and experience:

  • Must be able to operate a variety of machines (CNC machine, manual lathes, manual milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, and layout tools) to produce precision machine parts to print specifications.
  • Proficient measurement skills (mics, calipers, indicators, etc.)
  • Knowledge of feeds and speeds
  • Blue print reading skills
  • Be able to do shop mathematics including trigonometry


Nonessential skills and preferred experience:


Reporting to this position: 

  • N/A


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
  • Attend required EHS training


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.


  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required frequently to work from ladders and scaffolds. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


  • Work environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and high voltages. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Hourly Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Machinist, CNC, Industrial, Welding, Manufacturing