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Machinist, Grind Shop

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Chicopee, MA, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

Build a better career with MSC. 
Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. Watch HERE to find out why you should work at MSC and join us as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. 

Requisition ID : 5373 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Supply Chain Operations                                             

Work Location :  Chicopee, MA (Grind Shop) 

State or Province : Massachusetts (US-MA)     

Potential Work Location : United States : Massachusetts : Chicopee 



The Machinist position’s primary function is to calibrate and run critical machines to ensure continuity in machining items as needed.



  • Displays or posses the ability to create/read blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements, with or without the assistance of a Lead or Senior Machinist.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Capable of selecting, aligning, and securing hold fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Displays or posses the ability of calculating and setting controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, speed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media with or without the assistance of a Lead or Senior Machinist.
  • Displayed and is capable of starting and observing machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verifies/inspects conformance of finished work piece to specifications using precision instruments.
  • Displayed and is capable of setting up and operate machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Displayed and has capability of fitting and assembling parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools with or without the assistance of a Lead or Senior Machinist.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly using measuring instruments such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of purpose and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.
  • Ensures that safety rules and guidelines are followed at all times.
  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.



  • High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of at least 2+ years Machine shop experience is required.



  • Basic knowledge of blueprints and their interpretation is required.
  • Ability to use test and measuring equipment and perform basic mathematical calculations as well as set-up and operate various machine tools is required. 
  • Experience in flat or round grinding and in brazing and welding is required. 
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are also required.



  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time is required.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds regularly is required.

Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law.                    


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