R&D/Leverage is a leading manufacturer of high quality, high precision molds for the plastics industry. We manufacture bottle molds for the food, beverage, and personal care industry, and injection molds for the health care industry. These molds are typically high precision and high value in nature requiring on-site engineers, toolmakers and machinists all working together as a team to complete challenging projects for our international customer base.

R&D/Leverage has two facilities, one in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and one in Nottinghamshire UK. The Lee’s Summit facility is currently accepting applications for the following position.

CNC Lathe Machinist
Positions are available on second shift for individuals with CNC lathe experience. Mastercam CNC programming experience is helpful but not required. Machinists in this position will be responsible for operating multiple CNC lathes running short and long run programs. The right individuals will need attention to detail, commitment to quality, and be willing to work some overtime when needed.

Why choose R&D/Leverage?
R&D/Leverage is a great company to work for and the right individuals will enjoy working at a clean and organized facility. We provide the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging projects in the industry. We provide on the job training for candidates just out of trade school programs. Our employees work with cross functional and international teams that include sales, project engineering, design engineering, machining, toolmaking, and mold sampling.

Day shift positions are generally available after time. Overtime is available. We offer a 10% second shift hourly rate premium and a competitive healthcare benefits package.

Application instructions – Those who meet the above qualifications should email with your resume. The Subject line must contain “CNC Lathe Machinist”.

Posted 12/22/2021

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