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Van Gorp Corporation Machinist A - 2nd Shift with SIGN-ON BONUS in Pella, Iowa



Position will be responsible for and capable of planning and performing a wide range of turning, boring, facing, reaming, recessing, grooving and other similar operations of special machined parts and stock parts. Position requires little assistance from supervisor. Works with widely varying materials and has a general knowledge of the machining characteristics of the different materials.


  • Read and understand prints and other customer specifications.

  • Plan and perform a diversified range of turning, boring, facing, reaming, recessing, grooving and other machining operations.

  • Set ups are exacting and at times difficult, requiring the use of collets, chucks or fixtures, and demanding care to clamping or checking pressure to prevent distortion, springing or breakage of parts.

  • Determine operation sequence, select and set tools in cross slide or turret in the proper location.

  • Design and grind own tooling when necessary.

  • Indicate work to eliminate runout and insure proper positioning.

  • Select and set speeds and feeds according to material and finish required.

  • Determine the location of set stops, automatic knockoffs or other devices.

  • Requires the maintenance of correlated dimensions between faces, with a high demand for squareness, concentricity and parallelism due to close tolerances.

  • Responsible for meeting all tolerance and print specifications using appropriate gauging and instruments.

  • Obtain raw material from storage area when necessary.

  • Rotate job assignments to ensure adequate training on all cell operations.

  • Perform prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required per the P.M. chart.

  • Detect and report defective material, faulty operations or unusual conditions to supervisor.

  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Other work as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrable mathematical aptitude including the use of decimals and fractions.

  • 1 year prior machining experience.

  • Must enroll in Apprenticeship Program and complete for Journeyman.

  • Capable of lifting and/or moving up to 60 pounds.

  • Capable of being on one’s feet for up to ten hours per shift.

  • Capable of setting up all Machining Centers (including, but not limited to CNC) in the Van Gorp facility.

  • Ability to read and effectively use all gauging and instrumentation.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments.

  • Adhere to ISO 9001 Standards.

  • Follow Ethics, Environmental and Safety & Housekeeping Programs.

*Sign-on bonus includes $250 after 3 months of employment and an additional $250 after 6 months of employment. Only applies to Machinist hired on or after April 28, 2021.

Department of Labor Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( Employee Polygraph Protection Act