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Employment Opportunities

First Gear is currently accepting resumes for the following employment opportunities:

CNC Lathe Operator (2nd Shift)

Experience with CNC Lathe Program / Operator

Responsibilities of the Lathe Operator: DMG Mori NLX2500 SY, sub spindle and live tools

Candidate should be able to plan for machining by studying drawings and interpret GD&T tolerances as well as the following:

Program in Mastercam.

Setup and run machine to produce to drawing specifications.
Maintain required quality through inspection using hand tools, Comparator and CMM.
Ability to multi-task and work with others as a team.
Maintains a clean department and work area.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Comply with all applicable occupational Environment, Health and Safety standards, as well as First Gear’s safety rules and regulations for each task performed.

CNC Machinist (2nd Shift)

Experience with CNC Machines / Operator

Responsibilities of the Machinist:

Candidate should be able to produce parts by programming, setting up and operating a CNC machine, maintain quality and safety records as well as the following:

Maintain machine tooling and equipment.

Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machine.
Maintain required quality through inspection using hand tools.
Ability to multi-task and work with others as a team.

Maintains a clean department and work area.

Adjust and operate a CNC Machine to produce parts to print specifications.
Maintains a clean department and work area.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Comply with all applicable occupational Environment, Health and Safety standards, as well as First Gear’s safety rules and regulations for each task performed

CNC Gear Shaper / CNC Gear Hob Set-Up Technician
Candidate should have a minimum of five years gear set-up and operation experience on modern  CNC gear cutting machines such as Lorenz, Mitsubishi, or Koepfer. Candidate must be knowledgeable in basic to complex gear shaper and gear hobbing set-up operations including both bore and shaft type components. Candidate must be knowledgeable in gear inspection interpretation and able to perform all gear inspection requirements including documenting and maintaining quality records. 

Candidate will be responsible for complete machine set-up as well as running production parts while monitoring and performing quality inspection functions utilizing CNC analytical gear inspection equipment in addition to a wide variety of measuring equipment such as double flank roll testers, micrometers, gages, etc.   

The preferred candidate will additionally have excellent knowledge of gear cutting feeds and speeds based on various material and hardness requirements, effects of tool wear, gear tooling and work holding fixtures and capable of designing work holding tooling as required.   

Please submit resumés to:

hr@first-gear.com

First Gear Engineering & Technology
Attn: Human Resources
7606 Freedom Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46818