Machinist I

Position Title: Machinist I
Department: Systems Manufacturing
Reports to: Manufacturing Manager

Position Summary 

Responsible for the machining and fitting of parts. Assembles blueprints based on written and verbal specifications with minimal supervision

An ideal candidate for this position would possess a history of assembling parts and constructing fixtures to properly complete jobs.  Someone who understands the importance of accuracy, quality, and maintenance. The role requires the ability to program HAAS VF-2 Mill.

Primary Responsibilities 

  1. Efficiently produce parts by setting up and operating machine shop equipment.
  2. Make fixtures and tooling as needed to complete jobs.
  3. Complete alignment and quality checks using basic measuring devices.
  4. Recommend design improvements and process changes with limited supervision.
  5. Responsible for machine maintenance.
  6. Assist and train other staff personnel in machining and other tasks related to machining.
  7. Complete special projects as required.

Job Requirements

  • Technical school graduate in related field or equivalent training.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions.
  • Proficient in the use of standard machinist tools and measuring instruments.
  • Ability to program HAAS VF-2.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Math and mechanical aptitude.
  • Familiar with the working properties of metals.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting up-to 50 lb.
  • Occasionally 3-4 hours at a time of standing or sitting, also bending, crouching, overhead reaching and stooping for lesser periods.
  • Intermittent exposures to safe levels of cleaning solutions, acetone, epoxies, solvents, alcohols, and lead (solder smoke).
  • Ability to work with small parts.
  • Good eyesight and good hand dexterity.

Why work at Preco?

At Preco you will find a collaborative culture and a team united by a passion to provide solutions to our customers. Preco is a premier provider of laser, flat bed and rotary die cutting equipment solutions for advanced material processing needs. In addition, Preco is a skilled laser integrator offering cutting, perforating, welding, and other specialized industrial processing applications.

Preco's working environment is climate-controlled year-round and there are opportunities for career advancement.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 9 paid holidays per year


Available Shift Options

1st Shift 
40 hr per week
Monday – Thursday
7:00am – 3:30pm
7:00am – 11:00am


Technical School Graduate in related field or equilivant training (required)

License & Certification

Driver's License (required)


  • Ability to program HAAS VF-2 Mill. 

All Preco, LLC employees are empowered to stop production and notify their supervisor/manager if an unsafe act or product quality concern is occurring.  Also, each member of the Preco – Somerset team is responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and participating in problem-solving teams as necessary.

To Apply 

Send resume to:
This position is located in Somerset, WI

Urgently Hiring

$20 - $25 / hr

Based on experience and skill

Overtime is available but not guaranteed