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1020 County Road 6 West. Elkhart, IN      Ph: 574-266-4500



At Kessington we feel our most important asset is people. 

We are always looking for hard working, energetic individuals who are seeking opportunities for growth and development to join our team. Here are some of the positions we are looking to improve in.



CNC LATHE OPERATOR -1st, 2nd & 3rd Shift, 40+ hours

$16-$24 DOE, plus 10% 2nd shift premium

Set-up & Operate CNC Lathes in order to produce quality parts that meet required specifications.

Utilize measuring devices to ensure parts are produced to required specifications.

Read and interpret documents such as work orders, drawings, manuals, and safety regulations. 

Ensure the operational effectiveness of assigned equipment through routine maintenance.


Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to operate in a team environment.

Ability to read and write instructions in English.

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions in English.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedures.


Minimum 3 years experience as CNC Lathe Operator and /or comparable training.

Experience with super alloys and Okumas a plus.

Strong mechanical skills necessary.


Compensation depends on experience


  • Troubleshooting and repairs on manufacturing equipment.

  • Completing preventive maintenance on scheduled equipment.

  • Performing skilled trades work such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry and welding.

  • Ability to maintain CNC controlled machinery with some supervision.

  • Ability to exchange variable frequency drives and motors.

  • Ability to replace sensors, cylinders and solenoids.

  • Ability to use machine manuals and read blue prints to maintain electrical and hydraulic systems.

  • Operating forklift and company vehicles as required.

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Maintaining 5S in all maintenance and facility areas.

  • Creating a continuous improvement environment by improving products, services and processes with the objective to reduce waste while striving for efficiency and profitability.

  • Functioning within a CMMS work order system.

  • Must have excellent attendance.


  • Competencies

    • Service Oriented

    • Communication

    • Teamwork

    • Quality Advocate

  • Behaviors

    • Respect

    • Commitment

    • Proactivity

    • Excellent Work Ethic

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience performing facility & preventive maintenance and equipment repair in a manufacturing environment.

  • Familiarity with Okuma machines and controls a plus.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of safety and maintenance best practices.

  • Electrical proficiency with circuits, switches, wiring and codes a must.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits and more after 90 days of employment.


Earn 40 hours of PTO after 90 days of employment & 80 hours at one year of service.

Applying online is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 Please allow at least 20-30 minutes for completion of this form. 

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