MSA Safety

  • Machine Operator

    Job Location(s) US-PA-Murrysville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 7:58 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Operational Excellence
    Is Relocation Being Offered?
  • Overview

    At MSA, safety isn’t just in our name. It’s the driving factor behind every decision we make because we know our customers rely on us every day to keep them safe. It’s a noble mission and a challenge that every MSA associate accepts when they join our team. That’s why we provide our associates with a competitive pay and benefits package, learning and development opportunities, and an inclusive and friendly work environment. Join MSA and help make the world safer, one person at a time.


    This position is primarily responsible for the set up and operation of CNC mills and lathes in order to produce component parts that require close tolerances.   Set-ups include tooling and fixturing for first part run off and inspection.  Machine operating requires the ability to make machine offset adjustments, tool changes and troubleshooting to maintain a quality part.  Position may also responsible for performing secondary operation such as deburring of parts.  Adherence to safety, housekeeping and quality standards as they relate to the production and company’s objective is required.  In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining production goals through productivity targets and cost containment by eliminating waste.


    • Operates CNC machines and performs gauging and visual inspection of parts and washes and prepares for shipment.  May also perform secondary operations such as assembly or deburring.
    • Performs set-ups, including checking parts using the CMM, contour reader, and makes adjustment and offsets on the machines, including tool changes using power, air, and hand tools. 
    • Performs preventative maintenance activities on the machines including lubricating and maintaining coolant/oil levels. 
    • Performs quarterly validation of the machines.
    • Maintains relevant paperwork.


    Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:

    • Ability to operate CNC equipment including lathes, mills, grinders, or EDM
    • Proven ability to read and understand G and M codes and their functions
    • Proven ability to read and understand drawings, work instructions and test procedures
    • Proven ability to understand standard units of measure and metric system
    • Proven ability to set-up and interpret results of various measuring devices
    • Proven ability to understand and operate complex machines such as optical comparator, profilometer, coordinate measuring machines, calipers, contor reader, micrometer, and others as needed
    • Proven ability to perform lockout/ tag-out
    • Proven ability to operate a pallet jack
    • Operate at a level that meets or exceeds quality and productivity standards for the work area
    • Ability to occasionally lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds without assistance, and up to 100lbs infrequently with assistance
    • Ability to wear safety glasses ANSI Z87 approved, steel toe shoes and other PPE as required
    • Ability to work with limited supervision
    • Demonstrate positive attitude and willingness to follow directions

    Education and Experience Required:

    • High School Diploma or the equivalent
    • Minimum of 1 year experience or completed a minimum of 210 hour certification program in Machine Tool Technology, Precision Machining, CNC, or related field is required.

    Education and Experience Preferred:

    • Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology or related field.
    • Minimum of 6 months of prior manufacturing or related experience.

    The successful candidate is expected to meet all criteria necessary to progress through all levels of the Machine Operator progression program. Starting wage grade for this position will be determined by experience and relevant course work.


    Now offering a competitive signing bonus!


    Number of Positions: 1

    Shift: 2nd (2:45PM-10:45PM)




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