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Position Summary:

Coperion K-Tron is looking for a Machinist and the position will be located in Salina, KS.

Who we are:

Coperion is an industry leader in compounding and extrusion, feeding and weighing, bulk material handling and service, bringing a wealth of know-how and experience to the market. Customers benefit from Coperion's divisions of Compounding & Extrusion, Equipment & Systems, Materials Handling and Service that are optimally networked on a global basis to offer ultimate support in the design, manufacturing and implementation of ideal systems. Staffed by engineers, chemists, technicians and a variety of industry experts, these Divisions form a powerhouse of process solutions for their customers.

Coperion is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

To follow procedures and operating sequences. May set-up, adjust and operate machine, utilize cutting tools to machine pieces according to requirements on drawings, specifications, and verbal instruction.  Check the work with precision measuring instruments to ensure accuracy and quality.

  • Set up and operate engine lathes, Bridgeport style mills, drill presses, assorted hand and power tools
  • Set-up and operate CNC lathe and mill equipment
  • Modify and edit programs as needed.
  • Work from drawings and or verbal instructions, follow set-up procedures and operating sequences
  • Selects tooling, attachments, spindle speeds, tool feed rates, work piece securing methods, supports etc.
  • Position, align, and secure work pieces on the bed of the machine
  • Clamp and support work securely by using care to avoid distortion that may affect finished dimension
  • Secure work piece between centers or on face plates of turning machines
  • Secure work piece with the proper fixture for milling operations
  • May set tooling in holders and calibrate tool heads to orient tools and work piece to reference point for operations using care to select proper settings to assure travel clearances and avoid tool deflection affecting dimensions and finishes.
  • Adjust machine during operation for rate and amount of cut to obtain required finish and dimensional specifications.
  • May grind or prescribe grind for special and standard tooling to compensate for material variations and cutting conditions.

  • Specific knowledge of machining technology, mechanical principles, shop mathematics, precision measuring, procedures, operating methods, tooling types and application and machining characteristics of materials normally acquired in one year of experience.
  • Must have the ability to work with general supervision
  • Must read and write in English.
  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • Must have mechanical ability to use machining equipment and measuring instruments
  • Knowledge at the level normally acquired in four years of high school and two years of vocational school.
Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 75lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances.


DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans

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