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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:


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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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
Responsibilities:

  • 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
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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