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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.

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

Positions Available:

CNC Machine Repair Technician - Printable Description

The requirements for the CNC Repair Technician position that is located in our maintenance department are as follows:
Education: Associates Degree in Electrical or Electrical/Mechanical Technology preferred, other related degrees or equivalent experience will be considered
Experience: 2 to 3 years of experience in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of computerized numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. Machine tool equipment may include: lathes, machining centers, grinding machines or similar metal cutting machine tools
Specific Technical Knowledge:Thorough knowledge of all mechanical, drive, power, electronics, electrical, hydraulic, Fanuc computer numerical controls and other machine systems necessary to diagnose and correct malfunctions on manufacturing equipment. Good communication skills necessary between the repair technician and inside customers.

Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor
Location: Elmira, New York

  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electronic, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems of machine tool equipment located in the manufacturing facility
  • Determine the extent of problem, repair or replace defective parts, hydraulic, air and electronic units. Reassemble electronic and mechanical components
  • Repair motors, transformers, wiring panels, gears, hydraulic, air and electrical units

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Manufacturing Engineer - Printable Description

The Manufacturing Engineer supports the day to day production and processes for CNC machining centers while supporting lean initiatives, continuous improvement projects, and standardization to support ISO 9001. Provides technical solutions regarding CNC programming, routing development, and tooling/fixture design. The requirements for this position that is located in our Specials Workholding are as follows:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering Technology required. Equivalent related degree/experience will be considered. Six sigma belt training preferred
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in CAD/CAM required (AutoCAD, Inventor, MasterCam, SmartCam, or equivalent). Strong leadership capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and working knowledge of manufacturing processes required. One to two years of continuous improvement and lean methodology experience required
Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Three to five years of CNC programming required
  • Project management skills required

Reports To: Manufacturing Manager
Location: Elmira, New York

  • Provide the manufacturing operations with support resources to maintain and document existing processes
  • Analyze existing production facilities, equipment and performance to provide recommendations for needed capacity, efficiency, customer service, quality of safety
  • Analyze, evaluate, promote and oversee implementation of production improvements and cost reduction ideas using lean methodology. Lead process-related projects from inception to full implementation
  • Create and modify CNC programs, design tooling as necessary and establish standards/time studies and routings for production requirements
  • Facilitate continuous improvement throughout the location. Utilize Lean tool expertise (5S, Standard Work, DMAIC, Material Flow, etc.) to drive continuous improvements
  • Coordinate new product release from Product Engineering to Manufacturing, including sourcing to other manufacturing sites – this role can be project support or project lead
  • Perform make vs. buy investigations and value analysis studies for cost improvement or cost avoidance
  • Represent Manufacturing Engineering in technical review analysis, provide process expertise and guidance on best practices to support manufacturing internally and externally

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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Printable Description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer conceptualizes and designs the mechanical elements of CNC High Precision Turning Centers. 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 five years of experience machine design and proficiency with 3D CAD (preferably Inventor)
Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of CNC machine tools, ballscrew driven slides, hydraulic systems, rotary axis (spindles), and finite element analysis (FEA) preferred
  • Project management skills required

Reports To: Engineering Manager
Location: Elmira, New York

  • Use 3D CAD to design concept layouts, detailed machine designs, and generate bill of materials (BOM’s)
  • Determine proper sizing and specifications of components based on application
  • Perform basic FEA
  • Some travel may be expected

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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

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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