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Machinist, Production-2nd Shift
Horton Holding Inc.
Job Location: Britton, SD

Machinist, Production-2nd Shift


Job ID: 2021-2366
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Manufacturing
Horton, Inc.


Company Information: Horton, Inc., a global airflow industry leader in reliability, service and innovation has an opening for a machinist to work in our Britton, SD location.

Position Summary:

Sets up and operates machine tools within the work cell. Loads materials into machines and operates machine tools to produce finished parts that conform to proper dimensions, inspecting work and performing basic setting/adjusting of the machine to maintain products within specified tolerances.


MACHINIST (Sign-on Bonus $2,000)

1.) Changes settings or programs and tooling inserts in order to achieve the proper dimensions of finished parts, assisting less experienced machinists with more complex or more difficult set-ups.

1.1 Obtains the correct program to control machine operations for the part

being run on a CNC machine and loads it into the machine control


1.2 Using hand tools and following specifications for the job, inserts and

secures tooling in holders, returning used tooling to its correct


1.3 Adjusts cutting angles and speeds on manually operated machine

tools and edits the programs on CNC machines as necessary to

achieve desired results.

2.) Operates one or more machine tools to produce high quality parts in an efficient manner.

2.1 Visually inspects materials and loads into equipment via chucks,

fixtures etc.

2.2 Runs parts through the machine(s), watching and listening for unusual

run characteristics that indicate malfunction.

2.3 Follows complete inspection protocol after the machine has completed

its first operation to ensure that parts are within tolerances. Thereafter

uses sampling to monitor variation in dimensions and the sequence

and number of parts run on each set of tooling, changing tooling when

it is worn to a point where change is indicated.

2.4 Moves finished parts to the next workstation or staging area.

3.) Exhibits and performs basic personal computer functions in various software systems including but not limited to:

3.1 Entering inspection production approvals as required.

3.2 Entering accurate productivity/efficiency data as required.

3.3 Using the business operating system, to check work queues, inventory

levels, and other production related tasks.

3.4 Using the Horton intranet to access quality information, blueprints,

safety information, and other production related information.

4.) Performs daily and weekly routine machine maintenance in a manner which conserves resources and keeps the machines as productive as possible.

4.1 Fills machines with coolant prior to startup and monitors coolant and

concentration levels during the shift.

4.2 Cleans all chips and excess coolant or lubricant from inside and

outside the machine on a regular basis per the standard operating


4.3 Cleans the work area around each machine and all containers and

racks where parts are stacked, in order to maintain a safe work area

and in order to avoid contamination of parts or excess wear of moving


4.4 Inspects jaws, fixturing and tooling to ensure quality and are machined


5.) Moves between machines in the cell as directed by area manager.

5.1 Sets up and operates machine tools within the work cell.

5.2 Cross trains between machines in the work cell to gain or maintain

knowledge required to set up and operate machine tools in the work


6.) Provides training in work methods, procedures, and work instructions to employees

and temporary workers.

7.) Performs other duties as directed by area manager.


A high school diploma, or equivalent (GED), is desired but not required. Requires 6 months of developed relevant work experience at Horton or elsewhere. A relevant 1- or 2-year technical degree / diploma in a machining related field fulfills the 6-month work experience requirement.


Intermediate blueprint reading, communicate and work well and efficiently with others, basic computer, intermediate inspection and measurement, basic machine setup and operation, basic math, (statistical process control and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing preferred).

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Relocation allowance may be provided if the individual has all of the necessary qualifications.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, qualified candidates should log onto

Horton Holding, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. EOE. Veterans/Disabled

For more information on Horton, Inc. please visit our web site at

Horton is following CDC guidlelines for Covid-19.

No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

VEVRAA contractor/subcontractor Requesting Priority Referral of Protected Veterans



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