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Job: Intermediate Machinist, Horton Holding Inc., Britton, SD

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Intermediate Machinist
Job location:
Britton, SD  57430 United States
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Intermediate Machinist


Job ID: 2019-2210
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Production
Horton, Inc.


Company Information: Horton, Inc., a global airflow industry leader in reliability, service and innovation has an opening for an Intermediate Machinist to work in our Britton, South Dakota location.

Position Summary: Sets up and operates machine tools within the work cell. Loads materials into machines and operates machine tools to produce finished parts that conform to proper dimensions, inspecting work and performing basic setting/adjusting of the machine to maintain products within specified tolerances.


1. Changes settings or programs and tooling inserts in order to achieve the proper dimensions of finished parts, assisting less experienced machinists with more complex or more difficult set-ups.
1.1 Obtains the correct program to control machine operations for the part being run on a CNC machine and loads it into the machine control center.
1.2 Using hand tools and following specifications for the job, inserts and secures tooling in holders, returning used tooling to its correct location.
1.3 Adjusts cutting angles and speeds on manually operated machine tools and edits the programs on CNC machines as necessary to achieve desired results.
2. Operates one or more machine tools to produce high quality parts in an efficient manner.
2.1 Visually inspects materials and loads into equipment via chucks, fixtures etc.
2.2 Runs parts through the machine(s), watching and listening for unusual run characteristics that indicate malfunction.
2.3 Follows complete inspection protocol after the machine has completed its first operation to insure that parts are within tolerances. Thereafter uses sampling to monitor variation in dimensions and the sequence and number of parts run on each set of tooling, changing tooling when it is worn to a point where change is indicated.
2.4 Moves finished parts to the next work station or staging area.
3. Exhibits and performs basic personal computer functions in various software systems, including but not limited to:
3.1 Entering inspection production approvals as required.
3.2 Entering accurate productivity/efficiency data as required.
3.3 Using the business operating system, to check work queues, inventory levels, and other production related tasks.
3.4 Using the Horton “intranet” to access quality information, blueprints, safety information, and other production related information.
4.0 Performs daily and weekly routine machine maintenance in a manner which conserves resources and keeps the machines as productive as possible.
4.1 Fills machines with coolant prior to startup and monitors coolant and concentration levels during the shift.
4.2 Cleans all chips and excess coolant or lubricant from inside and outside the machine on a regular basis per the starndard operating procedure.
4.3 Cleans the work area around each machine and all containers and racks where parts are stacked, in order to maintain a safe work area and in order to avoid contamination of parts or excess wear of moving parts.
5. Moves between machines in the cell as directed by area manager.
5.1 Sets up and operates machine tools within the work cell.
5.2 Cross trains between machines in the work cell to gain or maintain knowledge required to set up and operate machine tools in the work cell.
6. Provides training in work methods, procedures, and work instructions to employees and temporary workers.
7. Performs other duties as directed by area manager.


Qualification: A high school diploma, or equivalent (GED), is desired but not required. Requires 6 months of developed relevant work experience at Horton or elsewhere. A relevant 1 or 2 year technical degree / diploma in a machining related field fulfills the 6 month work experience requirement

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Relocation allowance may be provided if the individual has all of the necessary qualifications.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, qualified candidates should log onto

Horton Holding, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. EOE. Veterans/Disabled

For more information on Horton, Inc. please visit our web site at

No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

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