Manual Machinist

Job Location:North Charleston
Brief Description:

Great North Charleston company looking for a Machinist. This is a Full time, Temp-to-hire position.  Our client offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including 401k, company paid healthcare premiums and long- term disability.


Job Function:


The Machinist sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, boring machines, and grinders to machine/fabricate metallic and nonmetallic work pieces.

  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut and determines sequence of operations.
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder (chuck, tool posts, etc.).
  • Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.
  • Moves controls to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut.
  • Sets up fixture or feeding device, starts machine, and turns hand wheel to feed tool to work piece or vice versa, and engages feed.
  • Turns valve handle to direct flow of coolant or cutting oil against tool work piece.
  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications.
  • Sets up and operates machines and equipment other than machine tools such as the band saw.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed.



  • High School Diploma with 5+ years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong math skills: decimals, percentages, fractions, ratios, measurement, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments including calipers, gauges, etc
  • Must be able to frequently lift from 1 - 50 pounds.
  • Safely operate forklifts, jib cranes and other shop equipment.

Required to work overtime in the evenings and weekends to meet customer demands.