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Supplying the precision machining, fabrication, and resistance welding parts needs of the Communications, Aerospace, Defense, Machine Tool, Automotive, and Energy Industries! Stillwater products have been launched into space aboard the space shuttle, reached the depths of the ocean in nuclear submarines, and raced across the salt flats on a record-breaking electric car!

Our Work Environment

To expedite transportation in and out of our state-of-the-art facility, Stillwater Technologies was built immediately adjacent to I-75 in Troy, Ohio. Our 70,000 sq. ft. facility is located just 15 miles north of the I-70 / I-75 interchange.

Benefits

Stillwater supports full time employees by offering a competitive and comprehensive benefits program which includes: Health, Dental, Vision, company paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, a company paid life insurance policy and the option to purchase other voluntary life products, as well as the opportunity to participate in a group 401k plan with a company match.

In addition the company offers 10 paid Holidays and a generous vacation package!

Employee Testimonials

“We have great employees that are dedicated to exceeding expectations of our customers. Additionally, the high level of quality product that we continue to supply year after year has created a reputation that I am proud to be a part of.”

Joe McDowell
22 years

“The variety of my work day helps keep me challenged and that is the environment that I work best in.”

Jeff Zeller
4 ½ years

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

CNC Lathe Machinist

The CNC Lathe Machinist is responsible for the setup and operation of the numerically controlled horizontal lathe to perform machining operations such as turning, boring, facing, and threading parts, including castings, forgings, and bar stock. The position runs production lots, communicates with co-workers regarding production runs, and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment.

Details
  • Performs all assigned CNC Lathe operations.
  • Reads and processes sheets, blueprints, and sketches of part to determine machining to be done, dimensional specifications, set up, and operating requirements.
  • Mounts work piece between centers, in chuck, or to faceplate, manually or using hoist.
  • Selects and installs preset tooling in tool posts, turrets or indexing heads, and automatic-tool-change magazine, in sequence specified on process sheet.
  • Depresses buttons, toggles and starts machining operation.
  • Observes numerical displays on control panel and compares with data on process sheet to verify dimensional adjustments, feed rates, and speeds of machining cuts.
  • Turns dials and switches to override tape control and correct machine performance, applying practical knowledge of lathe operation.
  • Inspects first-run piece and spot-checks succeeding pieces for conformance to specifications, using micrometers and precision dial gauges.
  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to management or designee.
  • Studies job packet and organizes materials for next run during automatic tape-controlled cycles to shorten changeover time.
  • Sets tools before positioning them in lathe, using precision gauges and instruments.
  • Sets up and operates another machine tool during tape-controlled machining cycles.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on machines.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follows prescribed safety procedures.
  • Completes and maintains paperwork for parts.

CNC Mill Machinist

The CNC Mill Machinist is responsible to set up and operate numerical control machines or machining centers to perform various functions, such as cutting, drilling, milling, reaming, boring, and broaching of metallic and nonmetallic work pieces, utilizing knowledge of machine tool capabilities, machinability of materials, and shop math.

Details

• Reads and interprets blueprints, planning sheets, sketches, and related technical data to determine tooling requirements, setup procedures, control settings, and machining methods and sequences.
• Mounts, aligns, and secures tooling, attachments, and work piece on machine.
• Meet established production and quality standards, while conforming to all company attendance, safety, and personnel policies.
• Selects and installs cutting tools in machine spindle.
• Loads control media in machine controller or enters commands to retrieve preprogrammed instructions from database.
• Calculates and sets machine controls to position spindle in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors, such as cutting depth, speed, feed and coolant flow.
• Monitors displays and machine operation to detect malfunctions.
• Stops machine to change cutting tools and setup according to required machining sequence or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
• Enters commands or manually adjusts machine controls to correct malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining.
• Operates machine manually to perform non-automated functions and when automatic programming is faulty or machine malfunctions.
• Discusses control media errors with supervisor or programming personnel to resolve problems.
• Cleans machine, tooling, and parts.
• Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean, orderly condition and follows prescribed safety procedures.
• Performs machine maintenance.
• Completes and maintains paperwork for parts.

Welder / Fabricator

The Welder / Fabricator is responsible for the fabrication and welding of steel, aluminum using MIG and/or TIG processes according to job blueprints.

Details
  • Take personal ownership and pride in quality work.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings to determine welding requirements.
  • Set up jobs for tacking and welding according to job specifications and ask or know the welding process to use.
  • Perform welding procedures such as MIG welding, TIG welding.
  • Weld various metals, shapes, and sizes of material according to company specifications using welding equipment.
  • Inspect welded surfaces and structure to check for flaws.
  • Operate in a self-motivated manner to follow through assigned tasks without a great amount of supervision.
  • Meet established production and quality standards, while conforming to all company attendance, safety, and personnel policies.
  • Operate overhead cranes in a safe manner.
  • Maintain equipment and machinery and keep work area clean and organized.
  • Follow directions from supervisor or team leader.
  • Comply with all work-related deadlines and be available for overtime if needed.

Industrial Painter

The Industrial Painter is responsible for cleaning, priming and painting according to paint specifications as requested by customer, using recommended paint equipment, also identified on paint specification sheets (SDS) (MSDS).  Performs spray painting functions to a variety of sheet metal parts, castings, machine parts, and sub-assemblies.   Responsibilities also include paint prep such as washing or other general preparation of parts and materials.

Details

• Receives verbal instructions or printed work orders from Assembly Supervisor.
• Review all drawings in job packets.
• Understand drawings callouts of unmachined and machined surfaces.
• Read and understand customer specifications.
• Ability to understand and execute paint mixing ratio according to instructions on product technical sheets.
o Pours paint and/or powder paint into large container. Uses handheld mixer to mix most paints.
• Ability to perform powder coat operation.
• Responsible to move parts in and out of paint booth and hand wand wash, utilizing proper hanging of all parts with proper gauge hooks.
• Ability to safely operate a forklift and overhead crane equipment.
• Initiate and update record keeping of paint usage.
• Cleans up painting equipment daily. Flushes paint line with water or solvent as required by manufacturer. Disposes of paint in proper containers as required by the Safety Manager. Follows regular cleaning schedule.
o Identify and execute clean-up of all parts before priming and painting.
o Maintain clean mix room and paint booth immediately after each use.
o Provides regularly scheduled maintenance to paint and blast equipment as required to ensure maximum operation efficiency.
• Supports the company’s lean initiatives and assists in Lean projects as required.
• Understand and utilize all safety equipment as required.
• Understands and follows all safety practices and rules. Maintains clean and safe working environment in line with company policies.
• Supports other departments or completes other duties as necessary.

Boring Mill Operator

Boring Mill Operator sets up and operates horizontal boring, drilling, and milling machine to perform machining operations on metal work pieces. Must have strong knowledge of machining methods and be able to read blueprints and job orders for specifications, such as dimensions and tolerances, tooling instructions on holding devices, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cuts and cutting tools.

Details

• Studies machining instructions, such as job orders, blueprints, process sheets, or layouts on work piece to determine machining required, sequence of operation, tooling, feed, and speed rate, applying knowledge of materials and machining.
• Meet established production and quality standards, while conforming to all company attendance, safety, and personnel policies.
• Lifts work piece either manually or with crane or hoist onto machine table.
• Positions and secures work piece to table or angle plate, using clamps, shims and parallel blocks and verifies position with such instruments as dial indicators, gauge blocks, and height gauges.
• Selects and mounts tool in spindle.
• Moves controls to set feeds, speeds, and depth of cut, and to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, verifying position visually, with instruments, such as thickness gauges, and by reading dials.
• Starts machine and observes operation, making one or more trial passes with manual control before engaging feed.
• Verifies dimensions of machined work piece with such measuring instruments as micrometers, telescoping gauges, Vernier calipers, and dial indicators.
• Works to tolerance of plus or minus 0.001 inch.
• Uses precision positioning devices, such as dial indicators mounted on machine troughs with standard length rods and work to tolerances as close as plus or minus 0.0001 inch.
• Operates tracing attachment to duplicate contours from templates or models.
• Operates machine with automatic positioning controls.
• Lays out reference lines and machining locations on work piece, according to blueprints, using layout tools, such as rule, divider, and scriber, applying knowledge of shop mathematics and layout techniques.
• Operates bench grinder to sharpen tools.
• Ensures all standard quality procedures are followed, such as machine set-up, operation, inspection, documentation, and material handling.
• Utilize the necessary business systems and document the required in-process inspection dimensions.
• Maintain clean, organized and safe work environment following all safety standards and requirements.
• Perform preventative maintenance tasks as required.
• Other tasks as assigned.

Manufacturing Engineer

The Manufacturing Engineer creates job routers and process instructions from customer purchase orders and prints in order to ensure that products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.

Details

• Develops the manufacturing plan, establishes procedures and develops master routers for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
• Validates, updates as necessary and finalizes bill of materials on job routers.
• Collaborates with supervisors and machine operators to ensure manufacturing plan utilizes optimal material / stock, appropriate routings and operations and informative process notes.
• Evaluates manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.
• Updates all documentation when processes change and ensures appropriate departments are notified.
• Identifies, recommends and implements changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data. Directs the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards.
• Maintains product and process data base by computer programs; entering data.
• Performs miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned and required.