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Machinist - 1st shift

Huron, SD, US

Job ID: 20396

Location: Huron, SD 

Department: NA Utilities SD Machine Shop

Position Overview

This position works under direct supervision while assembling components. Following instruction is key in performing all responsibilities. This position will be responsible for areas including electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic equipment. Troubleshoot issues and problems and escalate complex issues to leadership. This team produces machined parts for TEREX Utilities. Set up, adjust and operate machine tools to perform machining operations on work having close and exacting tolerances.



  • Adhere to Terex safety policies and procedures
  • Comply with TEREX Utilities quality standards through error prevention and by meeting such requirements with zero defects.
  • All major CNC machine programming including turntables, platforms, etc.
  • Logging setups and tooling into the CNC machine’s dedicated computer/Access computer terminals
  • Work from programming, operational data and set up instructions defining and coding tool arrangements, fixturing, material clamping methods, machine calibration and console settings for operations such as bore, mill, drill, face, thread and occasional profiling and contouring
  • Read and interpret blueprints, part drawings, job layouts and specifications
  • Interpret work instructions which includes but not limited to reading diagrams, work orders, and reports
  • Compile and maintain necessary records and paperwork.
  • Perform repetitive assembly and adjustments of electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic equipment according to instructions
  • Use a wide variety of precision measuring instruments and devices to setup machine, operate machine and check work
  • Recognize and report technical variations in program and operational sequences, tool settings, dimensional and finish deviations and assist with corrective adjustments within prescribed limits
  • Set up, adjust and assist with check out and operate numerically controlled machine tools to perform a series of progressive machining operations on repetitive work to close and exacting tolerances and finish specifications requiring considerable skill, a general knowledge of machining techniques and methods and familiarity with numerical control machine tool operational procedures
  • Use hand tools and equipment in a safe manner to complete assemblies
  • Operate material handling equipment to move parts and materials, as needed.
  • Maintain clean work area and participate in 5S standards
  • Maintain tools and equipment in working condition
  • Actively engage in team problem solving
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • Provide skills, training, and mentoring to other Terex team members
  • Test products without supervision, with full consideration of efficient methods, to safely test, repair or replace hydraulic or mechanical components
  • Flex into other areas and departments as needed
  • All other duties as assigned 


Job Qualifications

  • 2+ years of electrical, mechanical, and/or hydraulic equipment experience
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate equipment: Mill, Vertical CNC, Cut Off Lathe, Mori Cell, Horizontal Machining Centers, Mitsubishi, CNC Haas, and the following Mazak machines: 388, 874, 385.
  • Requires general knowledge of operating methods and techniques to make set ups and maintain close tolerances and finish requirements. Process knowledge of machining fundamentals and shop mathematics.
  • Ability to make decisions using ingenuity, initiative, and sound judgment.
  • Ability to organize and perform the duties in a logical and sequential manner.


Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience
  • Possess solid working knowledge of subject matter
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Ability to accurately read and understand tape measurements, micrometers, and calipers
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as simple hand tools and hand-powered hydraulic material handling devices
  • Understand and demonstrate basic computer skills
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to subordinate group


Physical Requirements

  • Physical requirements of the job are classified as medium to heavy. Physical demand requirements are in excess of Light work. Medium to heavy work is defined as:
  • Exerting 20 to 100 pounds of force occasionally (0-2.5 hrs/day)
  • 25 to 40 pounds of force frequently (2.5-5.5 hrs/day)
  • 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly (5.5+ hrs/day) to move objects. 
  • Required to wear Proper Protective Equipment (PPE) - facemask is required during COVID-19 Pandemic. 


Specific Competencies

  • Possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Effectively communicate with all team members
  • Function as a team member and contribute to group goals while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Work independently with minimum supervision in a responsible manner
  • Recognize potential safety hazards and take appropriate actions to minimize risks
  • Maintain the integrity of confidential business and product information
  • Demonstrate acceptable attendance for company standard; provides adequate notification; aware of impact on organization
  • Take initiative to recognize areas of opportunity and resolve with appropriate action
  • Identify problems, works towards root cause elimination utilizing appropriate problem solving methods   
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership skills
  • Offer assistance and helps others where needed, backs up others
  • Willingness to be flexible to learn new skills based on the need of the company    
  • Work to improve processes within their work area – uses appropriate tools to find and eliminate waste and to reduce overall business costs
  • Continuously search for new and better ways of doing things; challenges the status quo and sets stretch goals; works across boundaries to achieve common goals; strives to continuously improve oneself

Terex Overview

Terex Corporation is a $4.5 billion, publicly traded global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products and services. The company is passionate about producing equipment that improves the lives of people around the world. Terex operations are global, yet each office or factory is a close-knit community. Terex provides team members with a rewarding career and the opportunity to make an impact. The company values diversity and inclusion, safety, integrity, respect, servant leadership, courage and citizenship. It encourages continuous improvement and offers free courses available through Terex University. Women@Terex provides a supportive network for Terex women in their jobs and careers. It’s an exciting time to be part of the expanding manufacturing sector. Terex is a place where you can work and grow. Come talk to us!


Additional Information

It is the policy of Terex Corporation and Terex Utilities to attract and retain the best-qualified employees. We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified internal or external candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non-work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status as a special disabled veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or other qualifying veteran.


The Company offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits, including paid vacation, 401(k), medical, dental, and vision.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer/M/F/D/V


Apply online at www.terex.jobs

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: South Dakota