Machinist & Tool Maker

Superior Technical Ceramics is a leading materials technology provider specializing in advanced ceramic products for development and production programs.  Our St. Albans, Vermont campus features a state of the art processing equipment, ranging from automated presses to 5-axis machining centers, an advanced materials laboratory and specially designed facilities for industry leading OEMs.
The 165+ highly skilled employees bring together a range of scientific, engineering and manufacturing capabilities to provide leading solutions to the Aerospace, Industrial Process, Semiconductor, and Instrumentation Markets.
Machinist & Tool Maker
The Machinist/Tool Maker is responsible for setting up and operating a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.  They also analyze specifications, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists’ hand tools. 

  • 2-3 years of prior machine operator/manufacturing experience a plus or equivalent classroom experience.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong, clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is required.


  • Calculates dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as a micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Visualize and compute dimensions, sizes, shapes, and tolerances of assemblies, based on specifications.
  • Machines parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, and/or grinders.
  • Study blueprints, sketches, models, or specification to plan sequences of operations for fabricating tools, dies, or assemblies.
  • Fit and assemble parts to make, repair, or modify dies, jigs, gauges, and tools using machine tools and hand tools. 
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operation.
  • Cut, shape, and trim blanks or blocks to specified lengths or shapes. 
  • Performs a variety of other machining and tool operations as assigned.