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Princeton, WV, US, 24739



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Manual Machinist


 If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Smith Services, a division of Timken Motor & Crane Services, is part of the largest electric motor, controls and generator repair group in the Northeast, providing electric motor repairs, electric motor rewinds, custom controls and panels, systems integration, pump services, machine rebuilds, hydro services, safety-related services, energy efficiency solutions, and diagnostic services for commercial and industrial applications.

Smith Services is currently seeking a Manual Machinist to support operations at the Princeton, WV site.  The Machinist must be able to operate machines such as manual lathes, mills, presses, key machines, surface grinders, and various hand tools to perform operations such as turning, boring, or facing metal work pieces according to specifications; the Machinist must be able to check and verify conformance of machined product to established specifications.  


Timken provides a full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and short- and long-term disability insurance.  Also, 401(k) matching, paid vacation and holidays.  We will provide your uniforms, prescription safety glasses, and help purchase your safety shoes.  Our associates are also eligible for yearly, performance based bonuses and merit increases.   All benefits are available on day one of employment.


Duties Include:

  • Set-up and operate designated machines per verbal and written instructions, using work instructions, figures and sketches to produce tooling, fixtures and/or production parts as needed.
  • Must show continual improvement in their ability to set-up and operate their designated machine(s) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Must be able to read blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, and measure sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Must be able to select and secure accuracy holding fixtures, jaws, cutting tools, inserts, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers and grinders.
  • Starts and observes machine operation with caution to detect set up errors, malfunctions, or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Machinist may have to consult with supervisors, engineers, programmers, or others in order to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Various assembly duties while following customer specifications.  
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet production demands is required.



  • At least 5 years’ machining experience in a manufacturing environment (industrial electric motor repair experience a plus).
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Observe all safety procedures and policies and use PPE as required.
  • Complete required paperwork for each job accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Keep work area clean and organized.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Proficient use of calipers, micrometers, and dial indicators to measure tolerances as tight as .0005.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and 5 years of experience.
  • Technical / vocational school certification or degree preferred.


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 designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 20,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries.

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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Nearest Major Market: Charleston
Nearest Secondary Market: West Virginia

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