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Manual Lathe Operator - Machinist at Jacquet

Manual Lathe Operator - Machinist

Jacquet Limerick Township, PA Full-Time

JACQUET is an established market leader in the distribution of processed stainless steel and nickel alloys. JACQUET's service-oriented processing capabilities include Plasma, Laser, Water Jet, and Saw cutting in a wide range of stainless steel and nickel alloys in both plate and round bar. Our US Headquarters is located in Limerick, PA in a brand new 110,000 SF facility.

JACQUET provides service nationwide with four strategically placed operations in the USA; PA, Texas, Wisconsin and California to allow fast turnaround and delivery to our customers.

We are currently seeking a qualified Lathe Operator/Machinist to join our team. This position is on 1st shift which operates from 6am-2pm. We offer training, competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package. If you have the necessary qualifications listed below, would enjoy the opportunity to speak with you!


The Lathe Operator/Machinist will calibrate and operate a manual lathe machine which is used to cut, sand, drill, face and turn metal.


Operate CNC lathe in the machining of components.

Measure workpieces and verify dimensions using proper tools. Be familiar with boring, drilling, reaming, threading and tapping operations. Maintain equipment in a safe working conditions and follow safety guidelines. Perform a daily check of equipment for condition and function. In the case of any equipment malfunction, inform the supervisor or person in charge. Be familiar with preparation of tools for machining. Mark materials and material locations properly. Assist in general housekeeping and clean-up tasks. Detect malfunctions, replacing worn tools, cleaning debris from machine. Use time, shop supplies, and materials efficiently. Perform other duties as assigned This includes having the flexibility to perform all tasks within the department. Expected to work safely and efficiently while meeting or exceeding quality expectations. Operate powered forklift trucks, hoists and other material handling equipment

Minimum Educational Qualifications:

High School diploma or equivalent Item

Minimum Previous Experience:

2-4 Years related experience in a Steel/Processing/Service Center preferred Experience running manual vertical turning lathes (Bullard, Webster Bennett) and horizontal engine lathes (Lublond). Experience machining Stainless and Nickle Alloys. Be able to read CAD drawings.

Minimum Additional Training:

Possess a current license to operate a fork truck Perform necessary skills to perform the duties of the position

Other Skills:

  • Occasionally bends and lifts up to 50 pounds individually

  • Works in multiple positions during a shift

  • Ability to stand for an 8 hour shift

  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, steel toed shoes, hearing protection and any other necessary PPE.

  • Ability to problem-solve.

  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.

  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.

  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations

  • Moves materials on blocks, skids or pallets to destination with appropriate system transactions and paperwork.

  • Can operate an overhead crane.

  • Proficient at multiple basic tasks and a few intermediate tasks

  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot and solve problems to complete assigned tasks.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and multitask.

    Environmental Exposure:

  • Routinely and regularly works near moving mechanical parts

  • Occasionally exposed to hot conditions

  • Occasionally exposed to non-toxic fumes

  • Moderate noise level

  • Occasionally exposed to oil, grease, gasoline, dust, metal particles and sharp edged materials

    Pay Range: $20.00 hour + depending upon experience

    JACQUET is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, disability or genetic information, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    If you need assistance completing your application, please call

    ext. 119

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