Beitzel Corporation

Manual Lathe Operator - Fabrication & Machining Services

Job Locations US-MD-Grantsville
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time


Beitzel Corporation is an industrial construction and service company with over 40 years of experience in the energy, mining, industrial construction and aggregate industries. Corporate Headquarters is located in Grantsville, MD with several offices throughout the region. Beitzel Corporation offers a positive work environment, competitive wages,  travel pay, excellent health insurance including: medical, dental and vision, life insurance, short and long term  disability, 401(k) with a company match, paid holidays and paid time off.


Beitzel Corporation is now accepting applications for (1) full-time Manual Lathe Operator. The Manual Lathe Operator will utilize various industrial tools and will be responsible for the set up and operation of Manual Machining Equipment in tight tolerances. This position must maintain a clean and safe work area and perform a variety of duties including grinding, de-burring, cleaning of parts, cutting and removal of scrap. This position must read work orders to locate cutting layout lines on stock, to determine dimensions and tolerances, and to determine metal to be cut, type of blade to be used, blade tension, cutting speed, feed rate, table angle, and positions of table stops and guides. This position will accurately complete all paper work associated with work orders as well as performing other tasks as assigned in support of fabrication shop management.

The Manual Lathe Operator will work out of the Grantsville Fabrication shop. This position will report directly to the Shop Foreman.


  • Capable of safely operating Manual Machining Equipment such as conventional milling machines, lathes, and drills
  • Possesses knowledge of machining functions including power button and all switches
  • Must be capable of extensive use of overhead cranes to move materials and parts as needed.
  • Capable of securing work pieces and operating stops and guides for proper alignment
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with basic blueprints and drawings
  • Able to use basic measure devices including a tape measure
  • Able to calibrate Machining Equipment to appropriate angles and cut backs
  • Must perform routine maintenance of all equipment associated with the operation of the Manual Machining Equipment.
  • Must perform all necessary quality checks during production and follow procedures when defective parts are discovered.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in reading and executing work orders and QA sheets
  • Must have experience with a forklift and crane
  • Must have knowledge of steel shapes and sizes


  • Preferred candidates will possess a high school diploma or GED, a minimum of 1 year of experience and general knowledge of worksite safety and machining operation
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing 
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy, possess a positive attitude, and be willing to work independently or in a team environment
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule that may include extended work hours and occasional weekends  
  • Must possess excellent math skills including adding, subtracting, decimals and fractions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to work independently, follow instructions, multi-task while maintaining a clean work area.
  • Must possess a proven history of Safe Practices and Safety Awareness


Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Regularly walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects and turn tools; reach and extend hands and arms; crawl, kneel and lay
  • The employee will frequent lift, handle and maneuver parts and tools and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds unassisted
  • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception
  • Required safety equipment:  Steel toe and/or metatarsal shoes, protective eye wear, hard hat, hearing protection, protective goggles, masks, face shields, gloves, etc.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Must possess a valid state driver’s license prior to employment
  2. This position requires the completion of a thorough background check including driving, employment and education verification, SSN eVerify, employment references, and pre-employment drug screening. In accordance with our Organization’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing.


AAP/EEO Statement 

Beitzel Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.



ADA Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Other Duties
This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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