Machinist Lathe Operator

Revolution Company

Los Angeles, CA 90058

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Up to $1,000 in potential bonus opportunities. This position offers great benefits, overtime potential, and growth opportunities in a stable and safe work environment. Collaborative and positive team culture.

Revolution is now hiring a Manual Lathe Operator in the Vernon, CA facility. This role will be responsible for manufacturing metal components and assembling them to construct tools, industrial machinery, and machine components.

+ The turner must know how to use manually controlled turning machines.

+ Must be able to do your own set ups.

+ Once parts are fabricated they must meet blue print specifications.

+ Adjust machine controls and change tool settings to keep dimensions within specified tolerances.

+ Refill, change, and monitor the level of fluids, such as oil and coolant, in machines.

+ Replace worn tools, and sharpen dull cutting tools and dies using bench grinders or cutter-grinding machines.

+ Start lathe or turning machines and observe operations to ensure that specifications are met.

+ Inspect sample workpieces to verify conformance with specifications, using instruments such as gauges, micrometers, and dial indicators.

+ Position, secure, and align cutting tools in tool holders on machines using hand tools and verify their jobs with measuring instruments.

+ Crank machines through cycles, stopping to adjust tool positions and machine controls to ensure specified timing, clearances, and tolerances.

+ Move controls to set cutting speeds, depths, feed rates, and position tools related to workpieces.

+ Study blueprints, layouts or charts, and job orders for specifications and tooling instructions to determine material requirements and operational sequences.

+ Lift metal stock or workpieces manually or using hoists, position and secure them in machines, using fasteners and hand tools.

+ Select cutting tools and tooling instructions according to written specifications or knowledge of metal properties and shop mathematics.

+ Install holding fixtures, cams, gears, and stops to control stock and tool movement, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.

+ Turn valve handles to direct coolant flow onto work areas or coat disks with spinning compounds.

+ Move tool holders manually or by turning hand-wheels or engaging automatic feeding mechanisms to feed tools to and along workpieces.

+ Compute unspecified dimensions and machine settings using metal properties and shop mathematics knowledge.

+ Mount attachments, such as relieving or tracing attachments, to perform operations, such as duplicating contours of templates or trimming workpieces.

+ High School diploma or equivalent GED preferred.

+ Necessary math skills - Addition, subtraction, and multiplication to record accurate reports.

+ Must be able to communicate effectively with managers and employees.

+ Responsible for routine problem solving and decision-making in facility maintenance and mechanical repairs.

+ Able to work with minimal direction and supervision, completing assigned tasks safely and timely.

Basic understanding of blueprints.

+ Able to work quickly, safely, and efficiently.

+ Must be able to perform the essential job requirements with or without accommodation.

+ Must be able to stand 8-12 hours.

+ Maintain a high commitment to quality, thoroughness, and efficiency in all work aspects and meet project deadlines/due dates.

+ High energy with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

+ Strong organizational and time management skills.

+ Ability to work with teams, good communication skills, both oral and written, are critical.

+ Detailed oriented to be able to catch errors.

+ Occasionally required to move and lift to thirty (30) pounds.


It’s time to redefine possible. At Revolution, we exist to empower businesses and consumers to contribute to a better future through sustainable loop plastic solutions. Our unique, circular approach results in sustainable products and services that effectively meet the needs of businesses today, while helping prepare them for tomorrow. And we’re just getting started. Learn more at

Revolution welcomes diversity and is an EEO Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories are always encouraged to apply.

Job ID: 2022-1748

External Company Name: Revolution Company

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Street: 3840 E 26th ST

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