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ASTEC was founded in 1972 with the vision to apply creative thinking and state-of-the-art technology to traditionally low-tech industries, bolstered by a corporate culture renowned for putting customer service first. Based in Chattanooga, our market-leading brands have become a global leader in the manufacture of equipment from Rock to Road.

CNC Machinist - Night Shift

Job Title
CNC Machinist - Night Shift
Job ID
Chattanooga,  TN
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At Astec-formerly known as Roadtec, our mission is to design, build, and capitalize on the most innovative solutions and products for the industries and customers we serve globally. Our employees thrive in a safe and team-oriented work environment where they are empowered to make suggestions for operational and sustainability enhancements. With safety as our first core value, we take pride in developing talent and invest in training, protective equipment, and technology for continuous improvement. If you share our dedication to advancement and quality services, we'd love to have you join us at Astec- Manufacturers Rd-formerly known as Roadtec!

​​​​Our Machinists earn a starting salary of $21.50-$22.00 per hour, depending on experience. There is a $1.00 shift differential for the Night Shift. Our Night Shift hours are Monday-Thursday 6pm-4:30am and Friday 4pm-12:30am

What You'll Do:

•    Ensure that safe work practices are followed and adhered to. 
•    Check production schedule or shop request list and plan work tasks. 
•    Study blueprints, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, setup requirements, and check for errors.
•    Accurately measures, numbers, identifies dimensions, and reference points on material for fabrication or other work cells for further machining as necessary. 
•    Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines as necessary to machine parts as required. 
•    Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth, and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media according to established guidelines and procedures. 
•    Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjusts machine controls or control media as required. 
•    Inspect finished workpiece(s) to blueprints, quality standards, exact tolerances, using measuring and inspection tools as necessary.
•    Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data to process steel (some pieces weighing as much as 300 lbs).
•    Consults with engineers, production management, programmers, or others to resolve machining or programming problems.
•    Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment, to like-new appearance, according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
•    Assist with directing work activities of any support staff as necessary (forklift operator, CNC machine trainees, and/or material handlers).
•    Miscellaneous other duties as directed by Machine Shop or Shift Lead.

Why You'll Love Working for Us:

•    Health, Dental, Vision- Day 1 Eligibility 
•    Life, and Spousal Insurance
•    Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
•    Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
•    401(k) with Company Match
•    PTO
•    Employee Wellness Programs, Tuition Aid, and Employee Assistance

What We Need from You:

•    High school diploma or GED preferred 
•    Minimum two years’ experience operating CNC lathes and/or mills or Machinist Technical Certification through an accredited college
•    Able to use overhead crane and forklift to move and roll over large heavy parts.
•    Ability to apply concepts such as basic math skills, fractions, micrometers, percentages, ratios, proportions to practical situations, and able to convert decimals into inches.
•    Must be able to read and interpret a tape measure, blueprints, and bills of material (BOM’s).
•    Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.

ASTEC is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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