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At our Virginia Beach facility we are looking for a

Machinist (m/w/d)

Virginia Beach (VA), USA

FLSA Classification

  • Non-Exempt

Reports to

  • Maintenance Manager


  • January 7, 2022


Hermes Abrasives is looking for an experienced Machinist to assist in the day-to-day activities involving maintenance of equipment, machinery, building/facility, production lines, groundskeeping, security and overall facility appearance!

Essential functions

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

  • Analyze, troubleshoot and repair machinery, including mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Sets up and operates variety of machine tools
  • Fits and assembles parts to fabricate or repair machine tools and maintain industrial machines
  • Diagnose machine malfunctions and determine need for adjustments/repairs
  • Study/Create blueprints, sketches, machine parts or specifications for defining parts needed and/or fabrication of parts
  • Measure, mark and scribe dimensions and reference points on metal stock surfaces using measuring devices such as calibrated rulers, micrometers, calipers, etc.
  • Dismantle machines/equipment using hand tools and/or power tools to examine parts for defect or to remove/replace defective parts
  • Maintains machine tool equipment
  • Weld parts using arc or MIG welding equipment
  • Train others so knowledge of equipment and work practices are standardized and continually transferred


  • Read and comprehend machine drawings, blueprints, hydraulic and pneumatic drawings and symbols
  • Set up and skillfully operate machine tools, including but not limited to, lathes, mills, surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, drill presses, cut-off saws, band saws and hydraulic presses to manufacture or rebuild parts and equipment
  • Use precision measurement devices such as vernier calipers, micrometers and dial indicators
  • Weld steel and aluminum, use an oxygen/acetylene and plasma torch to cut metal as needed
  • Basic plumbing knowledge
  • Basic electrical knowledge for repairing/replacing faulty wiring, fuses, switches or relays
  • Apply knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout and machining procedures
  • Communicate effectively within department and throughout all departments
  • Ability to train others on equipment usage

Supervisory responsibilities

  • N/A

Work environment

  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial setting

Physical demands

  • Walk/Stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Crouch/crawl/grasp
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

Required education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 2-3 years of application engineering experience

Travel required

  • Limited to no travel required

Required education and experience

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 2 years’ experience in basic machine operations and using shop tools

Preferred education and experience

  • Machining certification/degree from an accredited school
  • Technical or vocational training in machine operations

Work authorization/security clearance requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • US Citizen or able to work legally in the US

Affirmative Action/EEO statement 

It is the policy of Hermes Abrasives, Ltd. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

What are happens now?

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual's race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply:

Hermes Abrasives, Ltd.

524 Viking Drive / Virginia Beach, VA 23452 / Fax: 757-340-4237 /

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