Work with minimal supervision at the direction of the Fabrication Manager to assist in coordinating and monitoring the activities of the Second Shift.  Work with minimal supervision and assistance to machine complex parts to engineering drawings, sketches or other documentation, including verbal instruction using metalwork equipment.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  All essential functions are subject to reasonable accommodation.  Employees needing or requesting reasonable accommodation should contact the Human Resources Manager.

  • Machine complex parts to engineering drawings or other documentation with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to setup and operate metal working machinery such as ProtoTraks, Bridgeports, millers, lathes, drill presses and grinders.
  • Responsible for 2nd shift supervision of the facility.
  • Assists in managing labor and resources to satisfy the production schedule.
  • Proactively identifying a replacement for Supervisory duties during your absence.
  • Assists in reviewing and interpreting engineering drawings and bill of materials for accuracy and determine best disposition for fabrication.
  • Mentors and trains Toolmaker Apprentices.
  • Monitor quality and quantity of work performed.
  • Provided feed back to the Fabrications Manager regarding employee issues.
  • Evaluate task and determine most efficient sequence of operations and tooling taking into consideration material type, quantity required, plating requirements, tolerance requirements and other factors.
  • Perform accurate layouts and transfers of hole patterns.
  • Fabricate acceptable parts in a timely manner.
  • Run CNC equipment on occasion.  Individual would not be expected to be able to program or setup CNC equipment.
  • Monitor part quality and submit samples to Inspection during production runs.
  • Communicate problems to Fabrication Manager in a timely manner.
  • Work assigned may be in other departments on occasion.
  • Work as a team to maximize productivity and quality.
  • Provide assistance to others.
  • Show a constant interest in learning other activities or skills.
  • Participate in job reviews when appropriate.
  • Maintain fabrication equipment in good order and use tools and equipment as designed.
  • Clean equipment when breaking down setup.
  • Maintain orderly work area and cleanup work area at the end of the day.
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts.
  • Observe company policy, safety and security procedures.
  • Perform all activities in conformance with the AGR Quality System and ISO procedures.
  • Maintain and submit accurate time records, both on drawings and in the ERP system.


  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing practices, methods and operations.
  • Ability to organize, plan and delegate effectively.
  • Ability to design workflows and procedures.
  • Ability to support employees in other departments.
  • Be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Work well with groups in problem solving situations.
  • Be consistently at work and punctual for work and meetings and ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Ability to communicate well in written, electronic and verbal forms of communication.
  • Maintain professional and ethical behavior in all situations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all English and Metric units of measure.
  • Knowledge of the AGR Production Database.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Moderate noise level.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Material handling equipment is available at all times.

  • Regularly required to use hands for a variety of tasks.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit, occasionally to climb, balance, stoop, kneel.
  • Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Good vision and eye / hand coordination.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and typical work hours are Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Overtime is on an as needed basis and at the direction of the Fabrication Manager.

No Travel Required

Preferred Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a Tool Maker or Machinist Apprenticeship or equivalent and four to six years of experience
  • Five years of supervisory experience