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IDEX CNC Machinist - Gast Manufacturing in Benton Harbor, Michigan

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POSITION : CNC Machinist

REPORTS TO: Value Stream Manager

LOCATION: Benton Harbor, MI

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our Benton Harbor, Michigan facility.

SUMMARY: The purpose of this job is to program, run, and monitor computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) machines, which are used to make metal tools and parts. A machinist at Gast Manufacturing will ensure that the machines are operating correctly and that pieces are cut to perfection. Machinists also perform maintenance on the machines and replace dull or aged parts as necessary.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, SPC charts, and orthographic drawings.

  • Sets up and operates various machines as rotation takes place within a work cell.

  • Translate instructions into computer commands so the machines can perform the correct function.

  • Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines.

  • Set machines to complete full cycles to fabricate large number of parts.

  • Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result.

  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.

  • Meet production schedules.

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance tasks to ensure machine longevity, including lubrication, cleaning, and tool replacement.

  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • At least one year of experience operating CNC machines

  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities

  • Completion of an apprenticeship or training program is preferred


  • Technical ability and basic math skills

  • Ability to use precision gauges and measuring instruments

  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement

  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to operate a computer, fax machine, and other office equipment

  • Ability to work as part of a team

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Should an applicant need any disability related accommodation or other consideration in the application or selection process, please notify the human resources department upon submittal of application

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Operations

Business Unit: Gast

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies