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Machine Operator

MSI Transducers | Location:  543 Great Rd. Littleton MA | Send resume to:


MSI develops and manufactures highly complex electro-mechanical sonar assemblies for defense and commercial applications. Under general supervision, the Machine Operator sets up and operates the surface grinder, belt sander, milling machine, and lathe equipment for developing and manufacturing underwater sensors.


While in the performance of job requirements, observes all safety regulations including personal protective equipment applicable to the use of heavy equipment and machinery, lead, electrical tooling, and applicable to the use of chemicals including isopropyl alcohol, epoxies, aqueous cleaning solution or other chemicals pertinent to the position. Performs weekly maintenance on all machinery.


  • Sets up Parallels and inserts composite onto plate and applies even pressure.
  • Sets machine into operation; removes composite from grinder and inspects for flaws upon completion of Engineering's specified dimension.
  • Deburrs any excess material and uses air hose to remove residue and dust.
  • Deliverers product to specified areas.
  • Changes wheel on grinder and cleans sludge from inside machinery.
  • Cleans waste from holding tank as required.
  • Keep area clean and orderly.
  • Completes necessary paperwork.
  • Performs other related duties as required or directed.


  • Changes jaws on vises based on designated job.
  • Cleans the vises after each pass on the miller, and changes blades on the cutter. Oils the table for proper maintenance of milling machine.
  • Places product into appropriate fixtures and ensures equipment is set at proper cutting height for particular product.
  • Deburrs edges to remove excess material left on product.
  • Uses air hose to remove debris and excess dust from machined product.
  • Deliverers product to specified areas.
  • Completes paperwork as required.
  • Performs other related duties as required or directed.


One year soldering experience and soldering certification preferred. One year work experience preferably in a manufacturing environment. Ability to move assemblies of up to 20 lbs.


High school education or equivalent background. 1 to 3 years work related experience. Can read mechanical drawings, make measurements with calipers and use a calculator. Able to lift up to 50 lbs. Have good manual dexterity and maintain flexibility.


Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the primary functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirement, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the primary functions of the job.

  • The ability to bend downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee, to come to rest on knee or knees, bend the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine; extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; use upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion; raise objects from a lower to a higher position or move objects horizontally from position to position; to pinch, pick or otherwise primarily work with fingers. Primary functions are performed sitting.
  • Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with mechanical assembly and/or visual inspection involving small parts/defects.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing such as mask, gloves, safety glasses and or safety shoes as required.
  • Ability to perform repetitive or routine duties working from detailed instructions and under standard procedures.
  • Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.
  • Ability to endure periods of heavy workload or excessive stress.

Due to ITAR compliance, this position requires candidates to be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.

If you meet these criteria, please forward your resume to:

MSI specializes in custom designed transducers to fit any application.