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Manual Machinist
Manual Machinist

Manual Machinist – Dayton, Ohio

Elliott Tool Technologies is seeking a Manual Machinist who enjoys creating precision parts from raw materials that are essential to everything from automobiles to aerospace. If you’re ready to do work that really matters, we’d love to hear from you.

As a Manual Machinist, you’ll be:

  • Working with team members to create precision parts
  • Determining the sequences of operations by studying, blueprints, sketches, models
  • Working with raw steel materials and pre-finished parts
  • Operating manual lathes, horizontal and vertical mills, surface and cutter grinders to produce parts to prescribed dimensions, tolerances, and finishes
  • Inspecting finished parts for fit and interference utilizing various measuring devices
  • Facilitating the month end/year end closing process
  • Cross-training as needed to run other machinery at Elliott

What’s a typical day like?

Imagine a customer urgently needing quality specialty tooling and equipment to complete a job. Normally, these parts require a 2-week lead time. However, the customer asks if we can deliver the order within 1 week, which would save them a significant amount of money. The Scheduling Manager realizes we have the flat stock for the IRU cutter in-house. However, the parts must be blanked out by the EDM department today to meet the new deadline. The Scheduling Manager approaches the Manufacturing Manager to expedite the order. The Manufacturing Manager then comes to you and the EDM operator with the request. There are three parts that need to be started immediately, but it’s 9 am, and there are already four other work orders for the day. Can you deliver?

Within a few hours, the EDM department provides the IRU cutter blanks. Your co-worker takes on the other work orders, allowing you to focus on the expedited order. You read the print, gather your tooling, and begin working on the cutters. Within three days, you and your co-worker successfully mill, braze, grind, and inspect the three IRU cutters, completing the other orders as well. The expedited order ships out, arriving two days ahead of schedule. The customer is thrilled with the quality of the tooling and the service they receive. They start referring their co-workers from other locations to buy from us, leading to new opportunities.

Why Choose Elliott?

  • Exciting industry with opportunities for growth
  • Comprehensive training and mentorship
  • Professional development and continuous learning
  • Culture that values integrity, mutual accountability, and work-life balance
  • Stable, profitable company with 135+ years of innovation and success
  • Average employee tenure of 11 years

We are looking for a Manual Machinist. Do you have what it takes?

  • Mechanical Aptitude: Can easily understand how to operate and manipulate machining tools and equipment with precision and efficiency
  • Education: You have a high school diploma or equivalent. Additional vocational training from a technical school, community college, or apprenticeship is recognized
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in a machining environment with hands-on experience using precision measuring tools, reading, and interpreting blueprints and technical drawings. Basic understanding of machining processes, materials, quality control, and safety measures
  • Locally Based: Within a 45-minute commute of Dayton, OH
  • Team-Oriented: You are considerate of others, teachable, and coachable. You are confident but you don’t promote yourself. You treat others with respect
  • Results-Driven: You care about the quality of your work. You do what you say you’ll do and deliver on your promises. You achieve consistently good results

If you’re ready to be part of our growth journey, we’d love to hear from you.

Please reach out via LinkedIn or by emailing your resume with contact information to We’d love to connect with you.

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