General Labor, CNC Operator and Machinist


Electric Specialty Manufacturing (ESM) is a locally-owned company that has been providing quality high precision parts for over 100 years to several industries which include: Aerospace, Electronics, Agricultural, Scientific, Medical, and Industrial.

Due to recent retirements and continued growth, ESM is looking for qualified individuals for the positions of General Shop Labor, CNC Operators, and CNC Machinists for precision CNC turning and milling on both first & second shift teams at our modern climate-controlled facility in Marion, Iowa.

Our diverse customer base and detailed nature of work requires the following general qualifications:


General Employee Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • The ability to lift more than 40 pounds unrestricted
  • Works as part of a team and assist with training of others as directed.
  • Communicates and works with a positive, professional approach
  • Follows through and meets commitments
  • Follows safety procedures, protocols, policies
  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; up to 8 hours in an 8-hour shift
  • Work efficiently.  Maintain, clean, and organize work area


Additional Position Descriptions & Responsibilities:

  • General Labor
    • Empty material chip bins.
    • Material receiving, handling and prep.
    • Visual inspection, cleaning, and packaging of finished parts.
    • Forklift experience a plus.


  • CNC Operator
    • Position will be expected to start a machine after set-up is complete, load parts and check them dimensionally and cosmetically.
    • Familiarity with using measuring instruments such as Micrometers, Calipers, Depth Gauges and Go / No-Go Thread Gauges
    • Be familiar with interpreting blueprints.


  • CNC Machinist
    • Set-up and operate multiple machines to produce parts with the use of fixtures and jigs.
    • Familiarity with 2D CNC Programs, CNC Programming is desired, but not necessary.
    • Proficient with measuring instruments such as a Micrometers, Calipers, Depth Gauges and Go / No-Go Thread Gauges
    • Able to interpret blueprints and familiarity with GD&T.
    • Experience with robotics and automation a plus.


Job Details:

  • Hours are flexible and can/will fluctuate with workload
  • First Shift Full time hours are generally 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Second Shift Full Time hours are generally 2:00 PM – 10:30 PM
  • Overtime work is available and required as needed. 


Job Benefits:


  • Health Insurance: ESM offers a discounted Wellmark Blue Cross health plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Plan
  • 401k with company matched funds
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Personal Time
  • Annual Reviews & Pay Raises
  • Excellent Job Security
  • Starting Pay is Competitive based on applicant’s experience and skillset
  • Skill and pay review to be performed after probationary period 

Application Instructions:

If you are an individual who likes to work independently and possesses these skills, then we want you to be a part of the ESM team! If interested, please send your resume to Brady at


ESM is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

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General Labor, CNC Operator and Machinist


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Job ID: 82891

Posted 15 days ago

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