HR Collaboration Group LLC
  • South Bend, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Machinist (Entry to Senior Levels)


This role is located in South Bend, IN. ***$1000.00 Sign On Bonus for All Levels!


Enjoy working independently and within teams to create mutual "Wins"? Enjoy a collaborative work environment where your specialized talents and opinions matter?


Then, Schafer Industries is the ONE place for you!


Who We Are:


Schafer Industries has been a leading manufacturer of precision, high-quality machined parts since 1934. Today, Schafer Industries is well established as a premiere manufacturer of superior, low noise gears as well as axles, transaxles, brake assemblies, and other critical components for application in recreational and off-road units. Schafer Industries is one of the few manufacturers of integrated solutions in the off-road vehicle market. And, this is all due to the skilled men and women who are driven by quality and customer satisfaction. If you are looking for an environment where you can grow, feel valued, and be part of a high-quality team, then Schafer is the ONE choice for you!


What We Offer:


  • Collaborative, flexible, stable, and family-focused work environment
  • Challenging and progressive career development with On-The-Job Training
  • Competitive pay with bonus programs!
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Retirement Program with Excellent Employer Match!
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • EAP
  • Open communication, recognition, and team-building events
  • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

What You'll Do:


As a Machinist, you will setup, operate, perform general maintenance, and tear down conventional, special purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines to fabricate metallic and non-metallic parts. Responsible for maintaining and/or enhancing high productivity, quality, and delivery standards.


Your Accountabilities in the Role:

  • Interprets, reads, and processes work orders and blue prints to locate and use accurate materials and tooling that aligns to the specifications.
  • Sets up machine and tooling, tests, and operates multiple CNC machines in a cell group to produce product that is on-time, complete, and error-free.
  • Performs frequent visual inspection of parts and utilizes calipers, gauges, and other equipment to inspect, while ensuring parts meet the quality standards and output goals.
  • Troubleshoots and adjusts equipment by modifying the programming parameters to resolve any obstacles efficiently. Gets support as needed to limit downtime and scrap.
  • Operates machinery and production runs in an efficient manner, while continually striving for increased productivity, quality, and delivery standards.
  • Collaborates and mentors others to continually build the strength of the team.
  • Maintains and performs routine maintenance and lubrication of equipment to minimize any downtime of machinery.
  • Completes all job-related documentation and shop floor data collection in an accurate and timely way.

Position Requirements:


  • Education: HS Diploma or GED preferred; will consider a combination of education and mechanical aptitude.
  • Experience: 2+ years of experience with setup, operating, and troubleshooting lathes, milling, hob/gear cutting, deburring, gear shaving, or boaring in a metal manufacturing environment.
  • Certifications: NA
  • Functional Skills: Skilled in using cutting tools, tool holders, fixtures and other accessories used on various machines. Must have the ability to use inspection gauges, tools, and setup equipment. Good blueprint reading skills, attention to details, ability to multi-task and operate more than one machine at a time; solid math skills are also required. Mechanical and technical aptitude to learn and change specific machine settings is also very important. Ability to cross-train in various areas is key.
  • Technology Skills: Computer skills for data entry is required. Ability to review and interpret prints and coordinate with machine setup is required; ability to edit CNC programs preferred; will train on these skills with the right person.
  • Communication Skills: Solid verbal and written English communication skills.
  1. Leadership/ Behaviors: Demonstrated self-starter, who is eager to learn, with a high work ethic and value system; strong focus on quality and accuracy, and safety-minded, is also key. Ability to support 5S and Lean Initiatives, as well as adapt to new schedule changes for the team to be successful. A calm and kind demeanor who can work well under a busy schedule is also important.
  • Culture Match: Focused and driven to succeed; enjoys collaboration and working together with others to meet or exceed outcomes; transparent and open with a positive attitude to maintain a winning team.

Other Important Information:


Pay/Salary: Pay is negotiable based on experience.

  • And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!

Reports To: Operations Manager

Core Hours: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm or 2:30 pm to 11:00 am (may include hours before or after core hours based on demand or flexibility needed; OT is available)

Typical Work Week: M-F; occasional Saturday or Sunday (optional)

Direct Reports: None

Travel: NA

Work Conditions: Air conditioned/heated, clean and safe manufacturing facility with possible exposure to noise; dust; fumes; physical, chemical, and biohazards; solvents, oils, and detergents. Lifting up to 50 lbs. required.

COVID Protocol: No Special Protocol; Individuals can wear masks if desired

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