Job Title:  Supervisor - Machine Shop


Keene, NH, US, 03431

Business Unit:  Precitech/TMC
Posting Date:  Sep 19, 2023
Job Description: 



Precitech designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced ultra-precision machining solutions for freeform diamond turning, milling, and grinding which are used to produce optical lenses, mold inserts, mirrors, and precision mechanical components for defense, aerospace, consumer optics and other high-tech industries. Our machines produce rotationally symmetric, asymmetric, freeform, and sculpted geometries with form tolerances and surface finishes measured at the nanometer level.


We are a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $5 billion, within the Ultra Precision Technologies Division (


We are seeking a Supervisor - Machine Shop with the experience and ability to tSupervise shop/grind operation in accordance with plant policies and procedures.  Ensure smooth operation during all shifts. 




  1. Supervise production line operation in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  2. Train and coach production line employees.
  3. Conduct employee performance reviews.
  4. Responsible for shift schedule to include: work station assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees.
  5. Maintain dispatch list and/or hotlist.
  6. Coordinate production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.
  7. Schedule and conduct meetings.
  8. Responsible to meet production goals.
  9. Responsible for quality control.  Make adjustments as necessary during shift to product within specifications.
  10. Operate within Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA’S).
  11. Communicate with other Shift Supervisors and Production Manager.
  12. Ensure a clean, safe work area.
  13. Complete shift paperwork.
  14. Assist on production as necessary.
  15. Other duties as assigned.
  16. Assist repairs on all minor breakdowns.  Move machines or assist riggers (work on leveling).
  17. Assist in overseeing all contractors for large machine repairs and preventive maintenance.  Work on minimizing down time. Implement a preventative maintenance program. 
  18. Assist in supervising removal of coolant, store and recycle under State of NH guidelines to remain a small quantity generator.  Remove and discard or recycle all waste metal chips from shop.
  19. Package parts that go out on a daily basis.
  20. Keep inventory of all raw/stock material.
  21. Keep all tools in good condition.
  22. Oversee all manpower needed to finish the tasks.
  23. Machine Quotes
  24. Ordering materials and tools.
  25. Meeting with vendors.





  1. Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills required.  This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of the manufacturing processes, procedures and programming, and machinery.  This is normally acquired through 2-5 years of manufacturing experience.
  3. Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers.
  4. “APICS” detailed scheduling and planning.
  5. Fork truck license.
  6. Driver’s license.




  1. Assist in the planning of work required during plant shut-down.
  2. Machine Supervisors’ last and most important responsibility is to carry out all of these tasks and make sure that they are complete, if there is no one else to dedicate these tasks to.



Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Bellows Falls
Nearest Secondary Market: Keene