Machine Operator


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Sanborn, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Machine Operator in the Ceramics Department is responsible for producing machined parts by reading blueprints, setting up, and operating a machine.  

The ideal candidate will have manual lathe operation experience.  We run a Kingston & LeBlond Manual Lathe.

Shift:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:20 am

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Precisely follow production schedule, work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, and machining parameters to produce high quality parts within specified parameters.
  • Efficiently and effectively set-up machines by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, stops, and indicating parts.
  • Effectively perform a variety of machining operations to meet product and customer needs, including those having close tolerances, several dimensional relationships, and unusual contours.
  • Operate machines to produce a quality part in an efficient manner. Adhere to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Maintain equipment by completing regularly scheduled preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and reporting issues for repairs.
  • Maintain continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.  Document actions by completing appropriate production and quality logs.

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Education/Experience.  High School Diploma or GED, preferred plus three (3) years production experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to successfully complete the internal Machinist Certification 1 test.

Successful completion of a certificated machining program is a plus.

Ability to obtain forklift certification.


  • Core People Skills.  Ability to positively interact and work collaboratively with people at all levels of the organization in a fast-paced environment.  Must be able to set effective priorities and adjust quickly and appropriately to changing demands and needs. 
  • Communication Skills.  Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions.  Proficiency in writing clearly and concisely.   
  • Computer/Applications Skills. Proficient computer skills using a variety of software applications systems.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Core Business Skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and discretion in handling of proprietary and confidential information.  Ability to work under pressure and excel in a fast-paced, self-directed, multi-tasking environment.   Ability to use hoists and various hand and power tools.  Ability to obtain licensing/certification to operate forklift.

Physical/Sensory Requirements
The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, reach walk and use hands. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 25 pounds frequently. Job requires moderate amount of time working at a PC and effective use of a personal computer, office equipment and telephone. Communicating effectively by telephone, in person and in writing is required.

Working Environment
Presence of natural and artificial light, exposure to work temperatures including ambient and controlled. Temperature variations within plant environment based on seasons.  Light to moderate amounts of airborne graphite dust.  Moderate background noise.  Hard working surfaces for standing and walking.  Majority of time will be in a warehouse environment where PPE may be required. 

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The minimum and maximum hourly range for this full-time position is $22.60 - $30.77 + benefits.

Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training.  Please note that the compensation details listed in this posted role reflect the base salary only and do not include bonus or benefits. 

$22.60 - $30.77 / hour

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Pyrotek is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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