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Machinist / Millwright - $30.15 Per Hour - (12035)

Company offers up to $5,000.00 to assist in covering relocation fees.


Analyzes specifications, lays out metal stock, sets up and operates machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Studies specifications such as blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, EDM, Pantograph, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts and positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
  • Smoothes flat and contoured surfaces and power grinders, and fits and assembles parts together and into assemblies and mechanisms.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Heat-treats tools or parts.
  • Connects wiring and hydraulic lines to install electrical and hydraulic components.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, and jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and draws or sketches design of product.
  • Plans and constructs intricate tools, dies, fixtures, molds, and gauges where accurate relationship, fitting, interchangeability of parts require extremely close tolerances to fits.
  • Constructs tools where no design is available, determines metal flow in dies, selects allowances, performs difficult development work, and makes tool tryouts.
  • Fits and assembles parts involving irregular contours, large number of holes or numerous die sections.
  • Works to extremely close tolerances, often within .0001'.
  • Cleans all plates and cavities/cores and moving parts of mold with Dyna-clean.
  • Repairs parts of mold that are defective.
  • Fit up cores, cavities, ejector pins and moving parts within .0005 clearance.
  • Finish parts to print dimensions.
  • Makes new parts for molds according to print plus grinds stock before heat-treating.
  • Heat treats parts to specifications per print.
  • Drills out water lines.
  • Drills and counter bores for water lines.
  • Makes holding fixtures and gauges for grinding and/or machining or other departments.
  • Figures stack-up dimension of parts.
  • Plugs and bores gauge hole diameters.
  • Trig angles for grinding and machining.
  • Indicates parts on shop equipment.
  • Must follow all Silgan Dispensing work rules and policies.

Job Requirements


One to three months related experience and/or training.

Requires four-year apprenticeship or its equivalent plus four years or more of experience in the construction, alteration or repair of complicated tools, dies, molds and gauges to meet standards.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Silgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation of any other protective status.

Silgan is a drug-free workplace.


Full time
Edison, NJ 08818, US