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Machinist I

Application Deadline: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  40
Employment Type:  Regular

Come join a team that makes a difference here and around the world!


Peerless Pump, an Indianapolis based subsidiary of Grundfos, is seeking an experienced Machinist I to join its Horizontal Machining Team. 


The Machinist I will be responsible to perform complete setup and operations for various types of manual machines (including but not limited to lathe, mills, drills and grinders). This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor and will operate daily out of the Indianapolis, IN facility Mon-Fri - 1st shift. 


Relocation for this position cannot be supported and qualified candidates must have authorization to work in the USA without support.


Why Peerless?


Peerless: having no equal; matchless, unrivaled. At Peerless, our team of experts come together with a common passion for manufacturing sustainable pumps that provide peace of mind. Our pumps create more reliable food supplies, clean and safe water, and keep life and property safe around the globe. For nearly a century, the Peerless brand has helped keep people safe where they live, work, and play. We are Pioneers. We are united. We are Peerless! Join our united team!


See why our employees are Peerless: I am PEERLESS!


Work/Life Balance:


  • our team enjoys regular work week,
  • an outstanding benefits package with very affordable insurances,
  • generous paid time off [4 weeks/year & 56 hours PTO/year],
  • an unparalleled holiday and paid shut down program

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Read blueprints, drawings, specifications, etc. to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as planer mills, drills, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculate and set controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut.
  • Observe machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Verify conformance of finished work piece to prints and specifications and perform secondary operations such as deburr, chip removal, bushing, tapping, drilling, etc.
  • Provide training and instruction to other employees as required; Performs manual and electronic record keeping an information retrieval functions.
  • Perform work, promote teamwork and communicate in conjunction with our culture and corporate standards (Safety/Environmental, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Communication, Internal Controls, etc.).
  • Plan sequence of operations; Locate and use proper fixtures and machine attachments; Determine method of work holding and clamping required; Determine most efficient speeds, feeds, depths of cuts, and number of cuts; Determine and select tooling, cutters, blades and grinding wheel required.
  • Inspect parts for conformance to prints and specifications.
  • Part layout when fixtures are not available. 
  • Performs manual and electronic record keeping and information retrieval functions.
  • Perform secondary operations such as deburring, chip removal, bushing installation, drilling, and tapping.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Able to read and interpret drawings, specifications, setup sheets, etc.; use precision measuring instruments (calipers, mics, etc.), gages, manual and powered hand tools.
  • Intermediate knowledge of blueprint reading, manufacturing principles (Safety, Quality, Lean, Process Flow, etc.)
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, Ability to bend, squat, sit, walk, and stand for at least 8 hours a day
  • Ability to use basic shop math (decimals, fractions, geometry, etc.)
  • Ability to read GD&T symbols. 
  • Able to use various types of manual machines (presses, balancers, straighteners, cut off saw)
  • Experience using cranes, hoist, screw jacks, hydraulic jacks
  • Basic computer skills in SAP and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic (including attendance), strong organizational skills and strong communication skills (written and oral).


Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED/HSE or HiSET
  • 1-3 years manual machining (including but not limited to mills, drills and grinders) experience preferred.

Peerless participates in E-verify and is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions subject to post offer drug screening and background check.

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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