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Machinist

Kosch Manufacturing has relocated to Manhattan, KS and we are looking for a machinist to help grow our company. We are a small, family owned company looking for the correct fit with our team. Not only will we be working on our own in house parts for the equipment we build, but we are also doing job shop parts for the area.

Please send a resume to erfigge@koschmfg.com and reach out with any questions.

Fabrication/Industrial Maintenance Technician- $5,000 Hiring Bonus

Adams Land and Cattle has an opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual with a high aptitude in mechanics. At times, this individual may be required to assist with other projects in the Maintenance department.

This person will be responsible for:

Working safely in shop and feedlot environments, following all company safety guidelines.

Working with Machine Services/Lot Maintenance teams on a diverse range of projects, from build, to repair, rebuild and retrofit of production assets, including feedlot facilities (processing, feed mill, fencing, water and sprinkler systems) and equipment (feed and straight trucks, heavy equipment, tractors).

Performing skilled work in welding, cutting, shaping and machining accurately and precisely, using welding and machining equipment.

Assembling, fabricating/machining and repairing parts to specifications including taking mechanical fits, welding parts and machining parts.

Set-up, adjustment and operation of the following welding equipment: arc and MIG welding.

Set-up, adjustment and operation of the following machining equipment: mills and lathes.

Using project plans, blue prints, job specifications and design sketches to ensure proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished product.

Inspecting and testing final product for conformance to quality standards and/or blueprint specifications.

Performing related material handling duties.

Coordinating ordering of required welding materials, such as rods, gas and metals.

Maintaining accurate parts use and/or other records.

Cleaning and maintaining the shop work area.

Cleaning and performing preventative maintenance (PM) and general repairs on utilized welding/machining equipment.

Communicating with engineering, supervisory, production services and feedlot personnel to effectively exchange technical information.

Responding to emergency or high priority work which may, on occasion, be outside of normal working hours.

Recognizing that weather conditions may require change in activities and that cattle comfort is first and foremost regarding this activity.

Evaluating current processes/procedures to recommend changes/modifications for improvements.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

Commitment to safety and quality culture.

Welding certificate or a minimum of two years welding experience with arc and MIG welders required.

Machining certificate or a minimum of two years machining experience such as lathe, milling machine, drill press, band saw and any machinist related hand tools required.

Electrical, hydraulic and water system experience preferred.

Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, welding symbols and geometric tolerance/dimensioning.

Experience with precision measurement and calibration, including measuring fits of mating parts.

Basic mathematical skills.

High attention to detail.

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

Ability to work with others to gather and share information and creatively solve challenging problems.

Excellent verbal communication.

Team-oriented.

Vocational/technical diploma/certificate preferred but may substitute diploma/certificate with applicable experience.

This position requires:

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Standing, sitting, walking, carrying, and lifting/lowering frequently; pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, reaching/handling/grasping, and kneeling/crouching occasionally; crawling and stairs rarely.

Standing in place continuously at least four-six hours during the workday.

Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, if needed.

Compensation Details:

Starting Wage: $25.00 to $30.00 per hour.

$5,000 Hiring Bonus

Comprehensive Benefits which begin on Day 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!

Apply online at https://adamslandandcattle.com/careers

Fabrication/Industrial Maintenance Technician- $5,000 Hiring Bonus

Adams Land and Cattle has an opportunity for a highly motivated and disciplined individual with a high aptitude in mechanics. At times, this individual may be required to assist with other projects in the Maintenance department.

This person will be responsible for:

*Working safely in shop and feedlot environments, following all company safety guidelines.

*Working with Machine Services/Lot Maintenance teams on a diverse range of projects, from build, to repair, rebuild and retrofit of production assets, including feedlot facilities (processing, feed mill, fencing, water and sprinkler systems) and equipment (feed and straight trucks, heavy equipment, tractors).

*Performing skilled work in welding, cutting, shaping and machining accurately and precisely, using welding and machining equipment.

*Assembling, fabricating/machining and repairing parts to specifications including taking mechanical fits, welding parts and machining parts.

*Set-up, adjustment and operation of the following welding equipment: arc and MIG welding.

*Set-up, adjustment and operation of the following machining equipment: mills and lathes.

*Using project plans, blue prints, job specifications and design sketches to ensure proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished product.

*Inspecting and testing final product for conformance to quality standards and/or blueprint specifications.

*Performing related material handling duties.

*Coordinating ordering of required welding materials, such as rods, gas and metals.

*Maintaining accurate parts use and/or other records.

*Cleaning and maintaining the shop work area.

*Cleaning and performing preventative maintenance (PM) and general repairs on utilized welding/machining equipment.

*Communicating with engineering, supervisory, production services and feedlot personnel to effectively exchange technical information.

*Responding to emergency or high priority work which may, on occasion, be outside of normal working hours.

*Recognizing that weather conditions may require change in activities and that cattle comfort is first and foremost regarding this activity.

*Evaluating current processes/procedures to recommend changes/modifications for improvements.

Ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

*Commitment to safety and quality culture.

*Welding certificate or a minimum of two years welding experience with arc and MIG welders required.

*Machining certificate or a minimum of two years machining experience such as lathe, milling machine, drill press, band saw and any machinist related hand tools required.

*Electrical, hydraulic and water system experience preferred.

*Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, welding symbols and geometric tolerance/dimensioning.

*Experience with precision measurement and calibration, including measuring fits of mating parts.

*Basic mathematical skills.

*High attention to detail.

*Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple requests simultaneously.

*Ability to work with others to gather and share information and creatively solve challenging problems.

*Excellent verbal communication.

*Team-oriented.

*Vocational/technical diploma/certificate preferred but may substitute diploma/certificate with applicable experience.

This position requires:

*Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Standing, sitting, walking, carrying, and lifting/lowering frequently; pushing/pulling, bending, twisting, climbing, reaching/handling/grasping, and kneeling/crouching occasionally; crawling and stairs rarely.

*Standing in place continuously at least four-six hours during the workday.

*Individual must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, if needed.

Compensation Details:

Starting Wage: $25.00 to $30.00 per hour

Comprehensive Benefits which begin on Day 1 of employment including: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!

Apply online at https://www.adamslandandcattle.com/careers/.

CNC machine operator/general shop labor

Accu-Fab, Inc hiring. Come join our team! Pay is based on experience and ambition. RELIABILITY is key. $15-$20/hr depending on capabilities. Please check out our website to see our facility! https://www.accufab-topeka.com/

If you’re experienced and have been in a shop environment, pay will be discussed. We have a clean, well lit, climate controlled facility with state of the art CNC punches, lasers, press brakes, and welders.

All tools, gloves and safety equipment are provided. Must be on time and reliable. If you are eager to learn in a fast paced fabricating environment, Accu-Fab, Inc. can be a rewarding place to enhance your income and resume.

We ENCOURAGE you to stop in and fill out an application at:

Accu-Fab, Inc.
235 se 53rd st
Topeka, Ks. 66609

https://www.accufab-topeka.com/

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Overtime
Weekends as needed

Metal Fabricator

Your responsibilities:

Performs CNC and manual fabrication to blueprint specifications or cut lists on a variety of metal products such as layout, rolling, cutting, shearing, drilling, breaking, and punching.
Performs general basic maintenance on equipment and workstation ensuring a clean, safe, and orderly work environment.
Maintains steel inventory unloading raw materials from trucks and stocking racks.
Sorts, kits, and assembles parts for work orders.

Your qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
Skill in reading blueprints and technical instructions.

Apply online at https://myprocesshr.wd12.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Schenck_Process_Careers/details/Metal-Fabricator_JR100553?locations=56265c903073018ffa07d9d80901a315.

Manufacturing Technician

Description:

At the Caterpillar facility in Wamego, Kansas, we take pride in working together to safely build quality attachments that enhance the productivity and utility of Caterpillar machines, equipping them for a wide range of tasks and operating requirements. As a Manufacturing Technician (known internally as a Manufacturing Specialist) at Caterpillar’s Wamego, Kansas facility, you will perform a variety of processes using varied machines and/or hand tools.

Possible Work Areas:

Fabrication – Running CNC plasma and oxy-fuel burn tables, operating overhead hoists, labeling and removing slag from parts. This position also branches into opportunities in flame bevel, Horizontal band saw and entry level machinist.
Paint – Including but not limited to prepping parts and units prior to painting such as shot blasting, power washing, greasing bores, installing ground engagement tools with various tools such as manual wrenches, impact and torque wrenches. As well as rigging various sizes of units using different lifting devices.
Entry Level Welding- Perform a variety of repetitive manufacturing tasks including metal forming, product setup and welding. Employee will follow work instructions to produce basic welds that meet specifications including single pass fillets, bevels, plugs, and tie-ins. This is an entry level manufacturing position that provides a direct career path to Welder position for more complex products and processes.
Machinist- Running a wide variety of mills and lathes. Giving individual’s the opportunity to promote to higher level Machinist positions within Caterpillar.

Basic Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age or older
Ability to lift up to 35 lbs
Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Ability to work a regular schedule where daily attendance and punctuality are required
Ability to safely perform work accurately and thoroughly
Ability to stand for prolonged periods, performing repetitive work
Ability to produce quality work at a sustained pace
Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment and work effectively with people regardless of age, gender, race, religion or job type
Demonstrates ability to follow directions and standard work
Available to work from 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the introductory training period.

Top candidate will have fabrication experience.

STARTING PAY RATE- 1st Shift: $16.54 STARTING PAY RATE- 2nd Shift: $17.70 (*Hourly rate is $16.54 with a 7% night shift premium when working 2nd shift hours.) New Hire Bonus of $500 (*Pays $250 after 60 days successful performance and an additional $250 after 6 months of successful performance).

Apply online at https://careers.caterpillar.com/en/jobs/?search=&city=Wamego&pagesize=20#results.

Machinist II

JOB DESCRIPTION:
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Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

Job Description Summary

As a Machinist at Caterpillar Inc. you will set up and operate conventional, special purpose and numerical (NC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic parts.* Individuals in this classification are fully trained on several machines but not all of the following: CNC Lathes, CNC vertical machining centers, CNC Nissin Horizontal boring mills, manual horizontal boring mills, bridgeport style milling machine, radial arm drills, and hand tools used in the manufacturing process.

Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations and setup requirements
Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders and shapers
Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow and depth and angle of cut
Enters commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media
Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required
Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specs
Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data
Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly. Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment
Tests operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance
Develops specs from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated
Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers or others to resolve machining problems
Required Qualifications:

Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school OR 6 months to one year of related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blueprints, manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to work with mathematical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
Regularly required to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms
Occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk and hear
Occasionally must lift and or move up to 50 lbs.
Specific vision requirements include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus
Work environment is typical shop environment – exposure to moving mechanical parts, exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration
Desired Qualifications:

1 or more years CNC Nissin experience
Additional Information – Machinist II

Starting pay range: $22.56/hr

(*Base hourly rate is starting at $21.09/hr with a 7% night shift premium when working 2nd shift hours.)

Work location: Wamego, KS

Shift: 2nd- Full Time

Hours: 2nd shift – Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm- 2:00am

Overtime on Fridays

Apply online: https://careers.caterpillar.com/en/jobs/job/r0000202002-machinist-ii/

Final details

Please frequently check the email associated with your application, including the junk/spam folder, as this is the primary correspondence method. If you wish to know the status of your application – please use the candidate log-in on our career website as it will reflect any updates to your status.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.Caterpillar.com/Careers.

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Not ready to apply? Submit your information to our Talent Network here .

Machinist II

AS A MACHINIST AT CATERPILLAR INC. YOU WILL SET UP AND OPERATE CONVENTIONAL, SPECIAL PURPOSE AND NUMERICAL (NC) MACHINES AND MACHINING CENTERS TO FABRICATE METALLIC PARTS.* INDIVIDUALS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION ARE FULLY TRAINED ON SEVERAL MACHINES BUT NOT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: CNC LATHES, CNC VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS, CNC NISSIN HORIZONTAL BORING MILLS, MANUAL HORIZONTAL BORING MILLS, BRIDGEPORT STYLE MILLING MACHINE, RADIAL ARM DRILLS, AND HAND TOOLS USED IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.

STUDIES BLUEPRINTS, SKETCHES, DRAWINGS, MANUALS, SPECIFICATIONS OR SAMPLE PART TO DETERMINE DIMENSIONS AND TOLERANCES OF FINISHED WORK PIECE, SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS AND SETUP REQUIREMENTS

MEASURES, MARKS AND SCRIBES DIMENSIONS AND REFERENCE POINTS ON MATERIAL OR WORK PIECE AS GUIDES ON MACHINES SUCH AS MILLS, LATHES, JIG BORERS, GRINDERS AND SHAPERS

CALCULATES AND SETS CONTROLS TO REGULATE MACHINING FACTORS SUCH AS SPEED, FEED, COOLANT FLOW AND DEPTH AND ANGLE OF CUT

ENTERS COMMANDS TO RETRIEVE, INPUT OR EDIT COMPUTERIZED MACHINE CONTROL MEDIA

STARTS AND OBSERVES MACHINE OPERATION TO DETECT MALFUNCTIONS OR OUT-OF-TOLERANCE MACHINING AND ADJUSTS MACHINE CONTROLS OR CONTROL MEDIA AS REQUIRED

VERIFIES CONFORMANCE OF FINISHED WORK PIECE TO SPECS

SETS UP AND OPERATES MACHINE ON TRIAL RUN TO VERIFY ACCURACY OF MACHINE SETTINGS OR PROGRAMMED CONTROL DATA

VERIFIES DIMENSIONS AND ALIGNMENT OF ASSEMBLY. INSTALLS MACHINED REPLACEMENT PARTS IN MECHANISMS, MACHINES, AND EQUIPMENT

TESTS OPERATION OF UNIT TO ENSURE FUNCTIONALITY AND PERFORMANCE

DEVELOPS SPECS FROM GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND DRAWS SKETCH OF PART OR PRODUCT TO BE FABRICATED

CONFERS WITH ENGINEERS, PRODUCTION PERSONNEL, PROGRAMMERS OR OTHERS TO RESOLVE MACHINING PROBLEMS
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR EQUIVALENT FROM TWO-YEAR COLLEGE OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL OR 6 MONTHS TO ONE YEAR OF RELATED EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING; OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

ABILITY TO READ AND INTERPRET SAFETY RULES, OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS, BLUEPRINTS, MANUALS

ABILITY TO WRITE ROUTINE REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE

ABILITY TO WORK WITH MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS AND DEAL WITH VARIETY OF CONCRETE VARIABLES

ABILITY TO APPLY CONCEPTS SUCH AS FRACTIONS, PERCENTAGES, RATIOS AND PROPORTIONS TO PRACTICAL SITUATIONS

REGULARLY REQUIRED TO FINGER, HANDLE OR FEEL OBJECTS, TOOLS OR CONTROLS AND REACH WITH HANDS AND ARMS

OCCASIONALLY REQUIRED TO WALK, STOOP, KNEEL, CROUCH OR CRAWL, AND TALK AND HEAR

OCCASIONALLY MUST LIFT AND OR MOVE UP TO 50 LBS.

SPECIFIC VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE CLOSE VISION, PERIPHERAL VISION, DEPTH PERCEPTION AND ABILITY TO FOCUS

WORK ENVIRONMENT IS TYPICAL SHOP ENVIRONMENT – EXPOSURE TO MOVING MECHANICAL PARTS, EXPOSED TO FUMES OR AIRBORNE PARTICLES AND VIBRATION

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

1 OR MORE YEARS CNC NISSIN EXPERIENCE

STARTING PAY RANGE: $22.56/HR (*BASE HOURLY RATE IS STARTING AT $21.09/HR WITH A 7% NIGHT SHIFT PREMIUM WHEN WORKING 2ND SHIFT HOURS.) WORK LOCATION: WAMEGO, KS SHIFT: 2ND- FULL TIME HOURS: 2ND SHIFT – MONDAY – THURSDAY, 3:30PM- 2:00AM OVERTIME ON FRIDAYS

Apply online at https://careers.caterpillar.com/en/jobs/job/r0000193035-machinist-ii/.

Tooling Technician

Starting pay is $23/hour with training pay progression. Shift differential of $0.75 for 2nd shift and $1.00 for 3rd shift.

Responsibilities:
-Repair, inspect, and rebuild production tooling.
-Accurately inventory spare tooling components.
-Communicate with other production and support departments to troubleshoot and resolve root cause issues.
-Service equipment in-press and replace components to maintain production.
-Install, remove, and setup tooling components in production lines.
-Perform preventative maintenance and routine cleaning of tools.
-Clearly document work and record condition of tools.
-Operate precision measuring tools including calipers, micrometers, and indicators.
-Measure dimensions of completed components to verify conformance to specifications.
-Set up and operate conventional machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and grinders.
-Safely operate powered industrial trucks and overhead cranes.

Submit application online with link provided. Source tab – Enter “Washburn Tech” https://careers-berryglobal.icims.com/jobs/18135/tooling-technician/job?hub=10.

Machine Operator

Hammersmith Mfg. & Sales Inc., is looking to hire a qualified Machinist at our Holton plant location. We are a third generation, family-owned manufacturing company synonymous with quality and integrity in all of its products and services. State-of-the-art capabilities foster a culture that drives innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, technological advantages, maximum effort and continuous improvements in all phases of our production processes.

Our commitment to the quality of our products & services along with the total satisfaction of our customers has formed dedicated alliances and partnerships for over 50 years. Our attention to detail, precision capability upgrades and facility expansions have led to our worldwide reputation as a top-quality manufacturer.

Job specifications:

Ability to take direction

Agree to comply with all safety processes and procedures

Able to stand and work for long periods of times (8-12 hours)

Good attendance and positive attitude is a must

Punctuality and willingness to work overtime

Must be able to read blue prints

Benefits include:

Health Insurance
Short Term Disability
Life Insurance
AD&D
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Accident Insurance
Cancer Insurance
Retirement

Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Paid Holidays
Competitive wage compensatory with experience

How to apply:
There are many options on how to apply for a position with Hammersmith Mfg. & Sales, Inc: Click the “Apply now” tab, or go to our website at hammersmithmfg.com and click on the jobs tab and follow the instructions at the bottom.
Physical applications can be picked up and/or turned in at either of our plant locations:
401 Central Ave.
Horton, KS 66439

1000 Vermont Ave.
Holton, KS 66436

Hammersmith Mfg. & Sales, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time
8 hour shift
Overtime
Must be able to pass drug test.