Genuine Parts Company Irondale , AL 35210

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

Under direct supervision, sets up, operates, and adjusts various types of conventional or automatic machines including lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other precision equipment. Works from drawings and written instructions to create replacement and new parts in making repairs to metal parts as well as for experimental apparatus or prototype equipment. Work is routine and machining is performed to ordinary tolerances.


Machines parts to specifications, using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers or grinders. Sets up, adjusts or operates basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.

  • Measures, examines or tests completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers. Calculates dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or Vernier calipers.

  • Monitors the feed and speed of machines during the machining process. Maintains machine tools in proper operational condition. Operates equipment to verify operational efficiency.

  • Studies sample parts, blueprints, drawings or engineering information to determine methods or sequences of operations needed to fabricate products.

  • Programs computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools. Diagnoses machine tool malfunctions to determine need for adjustments or repairs.

  • Lays out, measures and marks metal stock to display placement of cuts. Fits and assembles parts to make or repair machine tools. Sets up or operates metalworking, brazing, heat-treating, welding or cutting equipment.

  • Installs repaired parts into equipment or install new equipment. Checks work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.

  • Designs fixtures, tooling or experimental parts to meet special engineering needs.

  • Supports metalworking projects from planning and fabrication through assembly, inspection, and testing, using knowledge of machine functions, metal properties and mathematics. Prepare working sketches for the illustration of product appearance.

  • Tests experimental models under simulated operating conditions for purposes such as development, standardization or feasibility of design. Install experimental parts or assemblies, such as hydraulic systems, electrical wiring, lubricants or batteries into machines or mechanisms.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High school education or GED required.


None required.


  • Knowledge of various metals and measurements used in machining processes required.

  • Knowledge of machinist, CAD and/or CAM software required.

  • Knowledge of mathematics and its application required.

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods required.

  • Knowledge of monitoring gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly required.

Physical Demands

Requires manual dexterity, arm-hand steadiness, and multi-limb coordination. Ability to live 50 pounds or more and stand for extended periods of time.


This job description illustrates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job classification. It is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and skills required. Management retains the right to add or modify duties at any time.

GPC believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees, customers, suppliers and other persons is critical to fulfilling its vision and goals. GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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