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Conductix Wampfler Harlan, IA Salary, Varies
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Conductix-Wampfler a leading global manufacturer in the mobile electrification market is looking to add a career-minded machinist to their team. We are looking for someone with a quality-focused and continuous improvement mindset.  In this position, you will assist with daily production and scheduling and setup of both CNC and conventional machines. You will get to work with a variety of materials and components and work through special setups for customer projects.

Qualified candidates will possess the following

•           Associates degree or completion of an apprenticeship in Machine/Tool and Die Technology

•           Ability to run and set up both conventional and program CNC equipment

•           3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

•           Experience in a quality environment

•           Exhibit problem-solving skills

•           Good communication skills

This position offers an excellent salary, benefit, and bonus package along with continued personal and career development opportunities.

Drug-Free Workplace/EOE.  Please send resume to, apply online at under careers or apply in person at 1605 Industrial Parkway, Harlan, Iowa.

See full job description below:


CNC Machinist responsibilities are to set up and operate computer numerical controlled (CNC) vertical machining centers, CNC lathes, and 4 axis controllers to produce high tolerance and precision metallic and nonmetallic parts by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, other duties may be assigned:

Follow all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines per Conductix-Wampfler Employee Handbook, Haz Com program, Lockout Tagout, employee training, and safety documents.

Reads, studies, and accurately interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerance of finished workpieces or parts, sequences of operations, and setup requirements. 

Creates, adjusts, or modifies CNC programs either manually or with Computer Aided Machining software (CAM).

Measures, marks, and confirms specification dimensions and reference points on material or workpieces as guides for subsequent machining.

Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, and drill presses. 

Calculates and sets machine controls to regulate machining factors such as speeds, feeds, coolant flow, depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.

Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions, collisions of machine or tools, out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

Verifies conformance of Quality of finished workpiece to specifications through drawings specifications, fit or function of a part, or measurement using precision instruments such as calipers, micrometers, height gages, thread gages, go-no-go gauges, and other equipment as trained or assigned.

Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data to avoid crashes or machines, tools, or material.

Assists with determining best practice machining methods.

Offers labor times, rates of machining and feasibility for cost estimating.

Assembles parts into complete assembly per:  drawings, fit and function, and customer specifications.

Confers, discusses, and analyzes conformity, application, or function of completed parts with engineers, internal customers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.

Design, produce, and implement fixtures, set up tools, or guarding to safely and efficiently hold or produce material for CNC machining applications.

Meets and works scheduled overtime hour requirements based on customer demand, requirements, and schedules.

Displays acceptance and willingness for new and adaptive learning opportunities for work flexing into other areas or departments as needed or assigned for cross training opportunities.

Adheres to and follows all applicable Conductix-Wampfler ISO and Quality standards, written work instructions, and policies.

Understands, supports, implements, and sustains 5S program initiatives and goals as required and assigned.

Supports and upholds the Conductix-Wampfler Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) policy.

Exemplifies and Upholds Core Values.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and two years related experience and/or training; or a minimum of four years of job shop related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Or certification of completion of a Certified Apprenticeship Program


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business and technical procedures. Ability to write. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and customers.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others. Handles the technical aspects of their duties.

Customer Service - Meets commitments. Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control. Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Responds well to questions. Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Gives and welcomes feedback.

Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership - Accepts feedback from others.

Managing People - Makes self available to staff. Improves processes, product, and services.

Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost-saving measures.

Meeting Preparation - Comes prepared to each meeting.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Ethics - Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments. Inspires trust of others. Works with integrity and ethically. upholds the organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures. Supports organization's goals and values.

Strategic Thinking - Adapts to changing conditions.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in the decision-making process.

Motivation - Measures self against a standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies for feedback to make improvements.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Includes appropriate people in the decision-making process.

Motivation - Measures self against a standard of excellence.

Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards. Completes work in a timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures. Reports unsafe conditions or practices. Uses equipment and material properly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the workplace. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time. Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instruction. Keeps commitments.

Initiative - Looks for opportunities. Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Generates suggestions for improvements.


6" machinist scale

6" caliper, dial or digital

0-3" micrometer set

12" machinist combination square set, of good quality

Telescoping gauges 1/2" - 6"

Transfer punch set

Prick and center punch set

Carbide scribe

12' tape measure

Calculator - scientific

Dead blow hammer

Brass hammer

12' crescent wrench

End wrenches 7/16"-1"

Dial indicator, minimum 1" travel w/mag. base

Edge finder

Screwdriver set

Ball pen hammer

Machinist handbook

Allen wrenches American 1/16"-1/2" metric 1.5 - 12

Thread pitch gauge

Indicator and holder Indicol

Deburr tool

Roll-around toolbox

 Supplied by the company: Safety glasses, drills, taps.

 A machinist needs to be able to accomplish the following to the satisfaction of management or possess a Degree in Machine Technology

 1. Single point threading I.D. O.D. and taper pipe threads. Need to be able to look up in the Machinists handbook and calculate setup and run threading operations.

 2. Calculate speeds, feeds and chip loads for turning, boring and milling.

 3. Be able to understand the geometry of tooling and surface finishes.

 4. Sharpen drills, carbide and high speed steels for machining operations.

 5. Take most any job in the shop and be able to machine to print.

 6. When you have a job, be able to write the procedure in which you will create the part, how you will hold work and what steps you will take to complete the part.

 7. Know the terminology of the equipment in the shop.

 8. Learn how to compensate for tool deflection and consistency.

 9. Layout and measure bolt circles, coordinates, slots, etc.

 10. Select tooling required for the job needed, and know what kind of tooling you are using.

 11. Have the specialty measuring tools and know-how to use them in order to make the parts required.

 12. Know about tolerance fits and be able to apply them.

 13. Need to possess Machinist's handbook and be able to look up information needed to make machined parts

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted July 2, 2024
Date Closes August 1, 2024
Start Date December 27, 2023
Located In Harlan, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
SOC Category 51-4041.00 Machinists
Zipcode 51537
Name Rogene Smith
Address 10102 F Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68127

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