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Master - Sandblast Op

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Company:  The York Group, Inc.
Line of Business:  Granite

Elberton, GA, US, 30635

Req ID:  9524


The Master – Machine Operator directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, scheduling, and completion of the manufacturing required for orders with area of assigned responsibility by performing the essential duties personally, through direct reports, and/or peers assigned with the machine shop. 


•    Assigns work and directs department personnel within the machine shop. 
•    Assures inspection of in process and completed work prior to releasing from the department. 
•    Conducts biannual performance reviews for all department personnel.
•    Runs the daily operations of the machine shop.
•    Completes required manufacturing tasks necessary to support Product Sales, Quality, Profitability, and on-time delivery goals. 
•    Meets daily with pertinent personnel to discuss status of in-process and newly received orders. 
•    Adjusts plans and resources as necessary to react to change in backlog or customer requirements.
•    Plans, set-ups and operates all CNC equipment and performs any process within the machine shop. 
•    Inspects and/or sees the inspection of all incoming orders to assure the material and order documentation meet required manufacturing specifications. 
•    Leads personnel compliance with all company safety regulations and procedures
•    Determines ongoing manufacturing supply needs. 
•    Manages stock supply in order to maintain smooth department operations.
•    Submits engineering record changes as required to correct drawing errors or add necessary information to prevent manufacturing errors from occurring. 
•    Provides quotes on the machining of productions as requested by other personnel and departments. 
•    Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
•    Additional duties as assigned.


•    6+ years progressive machine operation experience required
•    3+ years in a leadership role (direct or indirect)
•    Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
•    Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
•    Basic analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
•    Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning).
•    Basic understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
•    Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
•    Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
•    Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
•    Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
•    Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch.
•    Ability to work overtime as necessary. 


•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
•    Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
•    The noise level in the work environment may be high.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


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