EDM Machinist-Abet Industries Jobs - La Grange, Illinois (IL)

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Company Name: Atlas Tool Works
Location: La Grange, IL
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Production
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EDM Machinist-Abet Industries - Job Description

Ideal candidate will have experience in setup and operation of sinker and or wire EDM machinery. We will to train a candidate with a background in machining and strong inspection skills.


Set-up, operate and adjust programs on EDM machines to create precision metal parts and components utilizing appropriate shop equipment in a timely and efficient manner with minimal supervision. May work on manual machines from time to time as required.


  • Check prints and/or drawings.
  • Meet with engineering to review machining requirements and 3D machined components.
  • Program, edit and rewrite CNC Controls; perform off-line programming as required.
  • Manufacture or select appropriate work holdings and fixtures.
  • Perform mechanical tasks including loading and unloading vices, fixtures and parts.
  • Establish and set appropriate tool offsets.
  • Measure in-process parts to conform to blue print, customer requirements and tolerances.
  • Trim or de-burr parts to customer specification.
  • Identify, use and interpret appropriate calibrated metrology device for piece-part inspection.
  • Count, mark and pack parts.
  • Continuously review work orders with supervisor to organize and optimize daily work.
  • Communicate all program changes and other work related issues to supervisor.
  • Follow and update all paperwork, work orders, time records, etc. associated with position.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures including safety.
  • Perform other job related functions as assigned.


  • Requires between four and five years of trade school, vocational education, related work experience or apprenticeship in manufacturing environment.
  • Understanding of die components and clearance and offset requirements.
  • Ability to use a variety of Lathes, drill presses, and equipment including tumblers, air hose, hoists, wrenches, tool-holders, vices.
  • Ability to multitask running several machines while creating new programs.
  • Ability to read and understand Blue Prints, Piece Prints and GDT.
  • Advanced Math skills including calculation of feeds, speeds and distances, print conversion and geometry.
  • Understand and use a variety of measuring equipment (calipers, micrometers, thread gauges, etc.)
  • Write, edit and use CNC computer programs and control panels.
  • Distinguish a variety of raw materials (stainless steel, cold rolled steel)
  • Understand machining properties of various raw materials (303SSTv. 304SST)
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to receive and give oral and written instruction.
  • The ability to interface with customers, management, suppliers, and other employees.
  • Certified fork lift operator and OSHA training, etc.


  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, changing priorities, expedites and deadlines
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Creative thinker that can conceptualize alternate costing models to achieve customer goals
  • Ability to work odd hours as needed

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