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HARDINGE INC., founded more than 125 years ago, is an international leader in the machine tool industry.  The Company, headquartered in Elmira, NY, designs and manufactures a wide range of machine tool products and accessory items and is extremely active in the international marketplace. Revenue was $315 million in 2015.  The Company’s common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol of “HDNG.” 

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, 401K, paid vacation, paid holidays and long term disability. Shift premium of 15% of base pay available for 2nd or 3rd shift.

Hardinge Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veteran/Disability

Positions Available:


Workholding Customer Service Representative - Printable Description

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for working with customers, distributors, and Hardinge field personnel to enter quotes & orders and complete customer service activities following company guidelines to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. Interaction can take place over multiple channels including in person, over the phone, e-mail or live chat. The requirements for this position that reports to the Workholding Sales Manager are as follows:
Education: Associate’s Degree in a related field preferred
Experience:Three to five years of related experience in a call center customer service environment preferred. Excellent customer service skills and computer skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word preferred. Working knowledge of JD Edwards is a plus. Manufacturing background or knowledge a plus.

Reports To: Workholding Sales Manager
Location: Elmira, NY
Responsibilities:

  • Perform and/or support customer service duties including but not limited to handling all aspects of customer questions and requests, processing purchase orders and handling customer complaints
  • Process quotes and perform follow-up activities to generate sales
  • Monitor production timelines and expedite deliveries per customer requests
  • Develop excellent knowledge of products to help our customers select the right Workholding product for their needs
  • Work well with others in a fast-paced call center environment where communication and teamwork is a must

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CNC Machinist/Programmer - Printable Description

The requirements for the CNC Machinist/Programmer position are as follows:
Education: Two year degree in Machine Tool Technology, or a high school diploma/general education degree (GED) with equivalent experience is required. Formal training in CNC programming is a plus
Experience:Minimum of three to five years’ experience as a Machinist preferred plus additional training in CNC programming
Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Experience producing tight tolerance components in a production environment
  • Experienced in manual and CNC type machining processes using a wide variety of machine tools
  • Three to five years of experience with CAD/CAM (AutoCAD, Inventor, MasterCam, SmartCAM or equivalent software programs)
  • Experienced in manual and CNC type machine set-ups, monitoring, change-overs, etc.
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of inspection devices to inspect components produced
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with other team members
  • Willingness to learn and at times teach others

Reports To: Value Stream Leader and must be able to work all three shifts
Location: Elmira, NY
Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the CNC programming, set up and operation of CNC machining equipment to produce components efficiently and accurately. The machinist/programmer spend approximately 30% of his/her time developing CNC programs and approximately 70% of his/her machining parts, also, perform in-process inspection of machined parts to verify conformance to customer requirements, monitor parts as they are completed on the machine, and detect malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools. The position runs relatively small production lots, communicates with co-workers regarding productions runs, and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment.

Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing work area practices including 5-S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, work center metrics, and continuous improvement processes and supports team members in these processes. While performing all duties and responsibilities, the Machinist will at all times, model Hardinge Inc. values and principles and act in a manner consistent with the Hardinge Inc. Code of Conduct and Ethics.

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New Product Design and Development Engineer - Printable Description

The New Product Design and Development Engineer will focus on working with customers to create new and innovative Workholding designs for both the Hardinge and Forkardt product families. The requirements for this position that is located in our Engineering Department are as follows:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering required
Experience:A minimum of 5 years of design experience in 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks preferred) along with experience with FEA and design analysis.
Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes including turning, milling, grinding and heat treatment to ensure designs are efficient to manufacture
  • Knowledge of various metal materials for proper selection

Reports To: Product Development Manager
Location: The selected candidate's work location will be in either Elmira, NY or Traverse City, MI. Some travel will be required
Responsibilities:

  • Create design of components and assemblies in SolidWorks 3D software utilizing the full suite of tools within such as Finite Element Analysis and animation to evaluate designs for proper function, strength, repeatability and Factor of Safety
  • Determine proper material sizing and specifications for manufacturing process
  • Test and evaluate design once product is manufactured, to include creation of fixtures or equipment to perform validation testing

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Machinist – 2nd Shift (4 Positions available) - Printable Description

Education: Two year degree in Machine Tool Technology, or a high school diploma/general education degree (GED) with equivalent experience is required
Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience as a Machinist preferred
Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Experience producing tight tolerance components in a production environment
  • Experienced in manual and CNC type machining processes using a wide variety of machine tools
  • Experienced in manual and CNC type machine set-ups, monitoring, change-outs, etc.
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of inspection devices to inspect components produced
  • Written and verbal communication skills, ability to work cooperatively with other team members
  • Willingness to learn and at times teach others

Reports To: Value Stream Leader
Location: Elmira, New York
Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the set up and operation of both conventional and CNC machining equipment to produce components efficiently and accurately. The machinist will load / unload parts on machines to support maximum spindle utilization time, perform in-process inspection of machined parts to verify conformance to customer requirements, monitor parts as they are completed on the machine, and detect malfunctions in machine operations, such as worn or damaged cutting tools. The position runs production lots, communicates with co-workers regarding productions runs, and maintains a safe, organized and clean work environment.

Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing work area practices including 5-S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, work center metrics, and continuous improvement processes and supports team members in these processes. While performing all duties and responsibilities, the Machinist will at all times, model Hardinge Inc. values and principles and act in a manner consistent with the Hardinge Inc. Code of Conduct and Ethics.

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