Vermeer Corporation Machinist in Freeman, South Dakota

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Machining Technician sets up and operates various machines requiring a higher level of understanding. Some pieces of equipment may be computer numerically controlled (CNC). Equipment may include, but is not limited to: press brakes, plate cut, manual lathes, machining centers, CNC lathes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Reads blueprints or process sheets for specification such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cuts, and cutting tools.

  3. Selects proper equipment, including tooling, fixtures and accessories, to complete the task.

  4. Adjusts machine settings to provide the best quality part with the greatest efficiency.

  5. Utilizes measuring tools to verify product quality.

  6. Loads and unloads raw material and completed product, at times with overhead hoist.

  7. May operate CNC machines that have been previously programmed.

  8. Performs and documents level 1 TPMs.

  9. At all times works in a safe manner, following all safety guidelines.

  10. Supports 5S/workplace organization goals of the department and offers suggestions and makes improvements that achieve the department’s performance board metrics.

Education and/or Experience

  • One year certificate from college or technical school.

  • One to six months related experience and/or training.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Read blueprints.

  • Write routine reports and intra-department communications.

  • Calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios.

  • Effectively present information verbally and written and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers.

  • Perform basic Microsoft Office skills, CAD and other software.

  • Perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis.

  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation.

Essential Functions

Standing: Frequently

Sitting: Frequently

Walking: Frequently

Hand Coordination: At least average/bilateral

Twisting: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Trunk: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Bending - Neck: Occasionally (up to 25 degree flex & 30 degree extension for up to 2 minutes)

Elevated Work/Reach: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Squatting/Kneeling: Rarely (up to 1 minute in position)

Climbing: Rarely

Pulling: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Pushing: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

LH Grip: Rarely (up to 80 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

RH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

LH Pinch: Rarely (up to 15 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs) Frequently (up to 2 lbs)

Floor to Waist Lift: Rarely (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs)

Horizontal Lift: (up to 50 lbs) Occasionally (up to 20 lbs) Frequently (up to 10 lbs)

Waist to Crown Lift: Rarely (up to 40 lbs) Occasionally (up to 5 lbs)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.