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Shop Machinist

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Stuarts Draft, VA, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Stuarts Draft 


The activities associated with the machinist role are to support the business with repair, creation and modification to machine parts.



  • Work efficiently at meeting customer requests related to machining activities
  • Manage customer priorities
  • Provide consultation to engineers and mechanics regarding design for manufacturing – i.e. best design for machining, best practices for tooling available, alternative materials or solutions 
  • Maintain machine shop equipment to include preventive maintenance, repair, and coordination of repair
  • Maintain the machine shop to 5S standards
  • Verify parts are made to tolerances
  • Utilize stockroom procedures for spare part inventory, maintain tooling related inventory and order stock through vendors (internal and external) as necessary
  • Assist production maintenance with the repair of dies including rework, peening, assembly
  • Use computerized maintenance management system to track work
  • Coordinate the availability of materials through company procedures
  • Support company goals and initiatives for cost savings


Essential Functions of the Role**:

  • Mill and turn machine parts to specifications using manual and automatic techniques
  • Strong skills required in conversational programming techniques for Lathe and Mills
  • Surface grind and OD grind parts to specification
  • Must be able to use calipers, micrometers and various measurement devices to verify machined parts to specification
  • Occasional use of shop tools such as pedestal grinders, sanders, shear, brake, band saw, table saw, sand blaster, drill press, jig saw, skill saw, Mapp or propane torch
  • Use of hand tools
  • Must work with appropriate personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, machine guarding, particulate mask


Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 5-8
  • Familiarity with machine shop processes.


Education Requirements

  • Journeyman Level Machinist Certification


Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Conversational milling and lathe work experience
  • Understanding of surface and OD grinding techniques
  • Strong knowledge of metal properties related to machining, heat treating
  • Skilled use of shop tools such as; pedestal grinders, sanders, shear, brake, band saw, table saw, sand blaster, drill press, jig saw, skill saw
  • Experience with welding processes, MIG, TIG and  SMAW (stick) preferred
  • Ability to use welding tools such as a plasma cutter, oxy acetylene torch, grinders
  • Motorized hand truck operation
  • Knowledge of Match Metal Die Refurbishment techniques

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. 

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30652

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia