Machine Shop Operator

Machine Shop Operator

Company Background:

Founded in 1968, Applied Energy Systems is the premier gas delivery equipment and service provider to the semiconductor, photovoltaics, R&D, and government industries, as well as a contract manufacturer specializing in precision welding services for the medical, precision instrumentation, and other critical industries.  As a growing manufacturing company serving thousands of customers domestically and worldwide, we form long standing relationships with our clients, providing them with the equipment and services they need to succeed.

Position Overview:

The Machine Shop Operator will support our Production Department by fabricating specific components used in the assembly of gas delivery systems including but not limited to spacers, blocks, and cut to length tubing. In addition to being able to read and understand engineering drawings and job travelers, the applicant must also have experience with mechanical assembly, measuring, hand tools, and have good manual dexterity. This position also requires a working knowledge of machine shop practice.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Read project drawings, work orders, and procedures
  • Position, align, and adjust components for proper fit & function
  • Layout, drill, tap, or punch holes in sheet metal enclosure units
  • Perform basic machine shop setups on lathe and milling machine
  • Cut stainless tubing to length using automatic saw
  • Complete production paperwork and record-keeping
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe work area (5S)
  • Willing to work overtime as required

Essential Skills:

  • Quality/detail oriented with the ability to achieve repeatable results
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Basic setup and operation experience of lathe and milling machine
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination with the ability to work with and handle small instruments and components
  • Strong appreciation for time management, priorities, and deadlines


  • Must have good vision and dexterity
  • Must be able to stand, bend, twist, and sit throughout the day for extended periods of time
  • Be able to follow protocols and direction thoroughly and repetitively
  • High School degree required
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a production, assembly, or manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with the operation of common manufacturing tools and equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • Compensation is based on skill and experience
  • Paid time off including holidays, vacation, and personal/sick time.
  • 401K
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability Insurance
  • Overtime compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement

If you are interested in this position, resumes and/or inquiries can be forwarded to