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Employment Opportunities

First Gear is currently accepting resumes for the following employment opportunities:

Lathe Machinist – 1st Shift

About the Job:
Experience with CNC Lathe Program / Operator 

Responsibilities of the Lathe Operator: DMG Mori NLX2500 SY, sub spindle and live tools        
Candidate should be able to plan for machining by studying drawings and interpret GD&T tolerances as well as the following:

Program in Mastercam.
Maintain lathe tooling and equipment.
Setup and run machine to produce to drawing specifications.
Maintain required quality through inspection using hand tools and CMM.
Ability to multi-task and work with others as a team.
Maintains a clean department and work area.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Comply at all applicable occupational Environment, Health and Safety standards, as well as First Gear’s safety rules and regulations for each task performed 

Compensation and Benefits:

First Gear offers excellent wages and benefits package for full-time employees including Health insurance, Flexible Benefits Plan, IRA Retirement Savings Plan, Paid vacation / holidays

EO/AA Employer Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled 

Job Requirements:
High School or Grad Diploma required

5 years of CNC machinist experience

Cutter/tool sharpening CNC operator
Candidate should have knowledge of machining and hand tool use and will be required for the following:
Set-up and operate CNC cutter/tool sharpener
Determine wear on production tools
Manage tool sharpening wheels and keep stock up-to-date
Use micrometers, microscopes, calipers, optical comparators
Ability to multi-task and work with others as a team
Ability to follow work instructions
Ability to follow continual improvent and lean policy
Maintain clean department and work area

CNC Gear Shaper / CNC Gear Hob Set-Up Technician
Candidate should have a minimum of five years gear set-up and operation experience on modern  CNC gear cutting machines such as Lorenz, Mitsubishi, or Koepfer. Candidate must be knowledgeable in basic to complex gear shaper and gear hobbing set-up operations including both bore and shaft type components. Candidate must be knowledgeable in gear inspection interpretation and able to perform all gear inspection requirements including documenting and maintaining quality records. 

Candidate will be responsible for complete machine set-up as well as running production parts while monitoring and performing quality inspection functions utilizing CNC analytical gear inspection equipment in addition to a wide variety of measuring equipment such as double flank roll testers, micrometers, gages, etc.   

The preferred candidate will additionally have excellent knowledge of gear cutting feeds and speeds based on various material and hardness requirements, effects of tool wear, gear tooling and work holding fixtures and capable of designing work holding tooling as required.   

Please submit resumés to:

First Gear Engineering & Technology
Attn: Human Resources
7606 Freedom Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46818