Machinist: Class C (Helper) - Altech Services Inc.

Machinist: Class C (Helper)

Piscataway, New Jersey

Machinist: Class C (Helper)

Location: Piscataway, NJ

Salary: Hourly

Report to: Supervisor

Job summary: Help set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments.


1. As a helper, it is expected to learn, meet, and develop all duties and requirements listed below.

2. Programming for a variety of different cuts, including the use of M&G codes helpful not required.

3. Using all applicable measuring devices, including micrometers and dial indicators.

4. Assisting with quality control procedures to ensure that the quality of all products meet specifications in current and subsequent operations

5. Indexing carbide inserts and maintaining cutters

6. Taking measurements, determining proper offsets, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes and then adjusting and reprogramming machine controls accordingly

7. Following all shop safety procedures, such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including clothing, steel toed footwear, hearing protection and eye protection.


1. High School diploma or GED; Associate’s degree in Machine Technology or Machining or additional training a plus

2. Minimum 1 year machining experience with verifiable competence in using CNC mills

3. Ability to learn and read blueprints.

4. Familiarity with the use of measuring devices.

5. Experience in the machining of large objects rather than small pieces preferred.

6. Journeyman machinist or other certifications a plus

7. Ability to learn and program M & G code.

8. Experience in the care and use of carbide cutting tools.

9. Trade school or formal railroad locomotive or diesel mechanical maintenance training is preferred but not necessary.

Physical Requirements:

1. Must have the ability to see near, far, all color, have depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

2. Must be able to hear and talk well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors, yard workers, and section leaders

3. Must have the ability to continuously stand or walk on level or uneven ground.

4. Must have the ability to ascend and descend railcars and ladders.

5. Must have the ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees while loading/unloading

  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather (snow, rain, heat, and sub-freezing temperatures Stoop/bend/kneel/crouch/crawl/balance/climb.
  • Exposure to equipment that intensifies the heat factor on an occasional basis.

Basic Competencies:

  1. Verbal comprehension (Understand oral and written communications).
  2. Reasoning skill (problem solving).
  3. Mechanical aptitude.
  4. Previous Railroad experience preferred but not necessary.
  5. Documentation may be required.

Job Requirements:

  1. Work safely to prevent on the job accidents and injuries.
  2. Wear protective equipment such as hard hat, hearing protection, and safety-toe boots.
  3. Work hours may include a nonstandard workweek, overtime, and various shift work.
  4. Complete annual training and pass safety rules examinations.
  5. Must pass all required assessments.
  6. Must pass a background screening.
  7. Must pass a post-offer medical examination, including drug and physical capabilities test.

Job Features

Job CategoryMaintenance/Operations

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