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Lathe Operator

Montgomery, IL, US, 60538

We're passionate about applying our expertise to engineer and manufacture applications that will perform in the most challenging environments. Every day, more than 20,000 associates around the world collaborate to deliver unique solutions and unparalleled value to our customers.

Job Summary:  Set-up and operate Lathes adhering to the safety, quality and quantity standards of Aurora Bearing Company.


Job Functions:

  • Perform all duties as assigned in a safe and efficient manner with an emphasis on quality.  Follow Company and departmental procedures, including regular attendance and punctuality.  Follow all safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition. Report any unusual conditions or situations to Lead Person or Supervisor.


  • Select and change cutting inserts, arbors and plugs


  • Set O.D. size, face size, groove size and chamfer size properly.  True arbor.  Set cutting tool speed and RPM speed properly.  Set appropriate gauges to print specifications.


  • Run 1st piece part, make necessary adjustments to attain quality characteristics per print specifications and complete necessary paperwork to attain a set-up approval.


  • Load parts, cycle machine, check parts at designated intervals and make necessary adjustments to maintain quality characteristics of part per print specifications throughout machining operations.


  • Package and tag parts, complete all required paperwork including SPC charting.


  • Move parts to and from work area and scale as needed.


  • Maintain all machine fluid levels


  • Sign out all necessary gauging equipment from Q.A. and set gauges per print specifications


  • Surface grind and re-sharpen teeth on arbor as needed.


Knowledge:  General machine aptitude, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers including decimals, conversion of metrics, ability to read and understand blueprints and various gauging equipment.


Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software:  Ohmiya, Hardinge, Dunham, Clausing and Sundstrand Lathes.  Surface grinders, bench grinders, basic hand tools, micrometer, I.D. and O.D. calipers, plug gauges and other gauging equipment, two-wheel hand dolly, die cart/lifter, pallet lifter, weigh scale.     

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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