Machine Straightener – 2nd Shift

Position Title: Machine Straightener

Reports To: 2nd Shift Supervisor


Under general supervision, set up and operates the mechanical straightening machines including changeovers.  Utilizes precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators and roundness gauges to check accuracy of work.


  • Must demonstrate to management the willingness to perform.  Which would include, but not be limited to a responsible attitude, a good attendance record, working in a safe manner as per BC employee safety policy, have a proactive attitude, be responsible to problems and supervisors/managers instructions and otherwise handling their assignments in an exemplary manner.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independent judgement for managing work, assisting team members, addressing unforeseen problems and improving departments performance.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Share information and collaborate for process improvement thoughtout the shop.
  • Set up and operates the straightening machines.
  • Feeds metal bars weighing up to 50 lbs. through machine.
  • Uses precision measuring instruments to check accuracy of work.
  • Makes adjustments and notifies engineering manager of the need for more complex machine adjustments.
  • Uses material handling equipment, such as carts to transport material.
  • Performs general maintenance on straightening machines.
  • Delivers material to Value Streams following prescribed practice or instruction.
  • Ability to work and complete given assignments without direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of basic fractions and decimal conversions.
  • Ability to measure length using carpenters rule and other measuring devices.
  • Accurately count pieces of material.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area.  Performs all work safely and efficiently.
  • Performs all other job duties as required.
  • Must be able to perform light push/pull tasks at waist level.  Must be able to lift, push, pull, up to 50 pounds using material handling equipment.  Must have fine motor hand dexterity. Visual acuity and accommodation are required for reading orders, machine dial gauges and precision measuring instruments.  Hearing ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.


We’re 21st century artisans – utilizing state-of-the-art technology and old-world craftsmanship to provide precision metal bars, pre-production blanks, and material preparation services to companies machining high precision components for a host of industries, such as medical device and automotive – helping them achieve success through streamlined operational excellence.

At Boston Centerless, we have built an enduring character and approach to business that we call the “BC Way”. The BC Way transcends the products we sell, the markets we serve, and any of our leaders and individuals. This practice is why we come to work every day (Core Purpose) and how we choose to conduct ourselves through guiding principles (Core Values).

We strive to set an example for the manufacturing industry and continually look to improve customer experience, as well as our work environment. Within our company, we celebrate upholding our Core Values with the Golden Bar Award which is given to associates to recognize their exemplary efforts.

Our Service Vision of Raising the Bar with every Interaction, with both internal and external customers, translates our ambition of excellence in customer service through exactitude, engagement, and extraordinary attitude and experience.


Core Purpose:

To be a role model for U.S. manufacturing.

Growth ● Opportunity ● Pride ● Significance ● Secret Service ● Community


be Trustworthy ● take Initiative ● put the Team First ● demonstrate Excellence

Service Vision:

Raise the bar with every interaction.

Service Pillars:

be Exact ● be Engaged ● be Extraordinary