Machine Shop Lead

Kenmore, NY

Posted: 09/13/2019 Industry: Industrial Pay Rate: $18-20/hour (DOE)

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Machine Shop Lead is to ensure the assigned work is completed in a timely manner, this includes assigning and explaining daily tasks to Machinists; monitoring work progress and compliance with policies and procedures, processing workflow, and recording cost against jobs for payroll and invoicing purposes. The Machine Shop Lead will work with the plant foreman and head engineer to improve processes in the machine shop.

Shift: Monday- Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Pay: $18-20/hour (DOE)

The following essential job functions are performed as a Machine Shop Lead:

  • Coordinate and communicate with a small team of machinists
  • Maintain an approachable demeanor towards the lead’s direct reports
  • Reads, interprets, and follows pass downs, work orders, blueprints, and work instructions
  • Work towards continuous improvement in the machine shop
  • Maintain standard of quality in the Machine Shop
  • Keep work orders stamped, dated, and organized
  • Ensure work areas and kept clean and organized
  • Record cost of job based on time, machine, and process flow for accounting department
  • Limits and controls use of shop consumables
  • Participates in training, safety, and quality programs.




Job Requirements


  • High School diploma or GED required, college level or trade school education preferred. Experience in the field may be substituted for education.
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills in the English language.



  • Knowledge and experience in a manufacturing setting: press operation and CNC familiarity highly preferred.
  • Mill/Lathe Operation, includes Tooling knowledge, Calibrated equipment, machine operation, part loading and clamping, machine maintenance.
  • Knowledge and experience in operation of grinders, die grinders, and various hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of shop math, blueprints, and work orders.
  • Must be sharp and have very strong attention to detail
  • Must be comfortable working alongside and leading shop personnel.

Meet Your Recruiter

Eric Gunderson
Recruiting Coordinator

Eric received his undergraduate degree from University at Buffalo before beginning his career in the staffing industry. After two years of recruiting experience in the Rochester area, he joined the Kenmore branch of APS and has been in this role for over a year. Eric is a Certified Staffing Professional who specializes in the recruitment and placement of individuals within skilled trades, manufacturing, industrial, and administrative roles for a wide variety of companies in Western NY. His prior experience in landscaping, skilled trades, and heavy labor allows him to identify with applicants and potential candidates in order to match them up best with opportunities for our clients. Timeliness and feedback are very essential for speed to market recruitment, and this is something that Eric pushes for on a daily basis for both applicants and clients.
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