Manual Lathe Operator / Utility
Brown Deer, WI  / Menomonee Falls, WI  / Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Krueger Bearings is growing and is looking for a mechanically inclined Manual Lathe Operator/ Utility for 1st shift - (7:00 am - 3:00 pm).

*If you wish to become part of our Machinist Apprenticeship, this role prepares you for that next step.

Our work is intricate with short-running jobs focusing on the manufacturing of Babbitt bearings as well as machined components with tight tolerances.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Sets up, adjusts and operates lathes to perform regular prescribed lathe operations on standardized short run and repetitive work where tolerances and finish requirements are not difficult to maintain.


  • Plans operational sequences, spindle speeds, tooling, feed rates, and attachments prescribed for standard work. Varies or selects same to compensate for material variations, cutting conditions, short run or special work.
  • Mounts tools in tool holder, set spindle speeds, tool feed rates, stops as prescribed for turning, tapering, thread cutting, drilling, boring, reaming, etc.
  • Positions, aligns and secures work in chuck or fixture; sets up and adjusts center rests to support work when required.
  • Works from part drawings, specifications and job layouts.
  • Uses calipers, micrometers, indicators, to set up and check work.
  • Works under general supervision receiving; instructions and guidance on operating and tooling problems, difficulties, special applications and new work; work is subject to process and final inspection and check.
Mechanically inclined individual will do well in this role. Understands or can learn machining fundamentals, shop arithmetic, print reading.
Individual with a desire to learn and move up in the company to become a high-end machinist is preferred.

We offer competitive pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, employee assistance program, 401(k) with match, tuition reimbursement, weekly payroll, Paid Time Off and many other perks of working in a family owned company.

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
7 am - 3 pm
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 4 years
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