Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
  • 19-Nov-2018 to 19-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Manufacturing/Maintenence
  • Hazelwood, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Potter Electric Signal Company, a St. Louis Manufacturer located in Hazelwood, is the recognized world leader in Fire Sprinkler Monitoring Industry. We currently have an opening for a Machinist/Maintenance Mechanic.


The Potter brand name and our logo have become synonymous with quality products and service. Our approach is to provide employment opportunities to those individuals who are performance driven dedicated to meeting the needs of the business, take pride in their work, team players, and are enthusiastic and passionate about their job.

Machinist/Maintenance Mechanic



To set up, adjust, and maintain assigned equipment with responsibility for production and quality on this equipment, and manufacture machine parts.



Analyzes mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment and plans for and takes corrective action. Makes necessary corrections and running adjustments to maintain maximum production and quality.

Reads and interprets blueprints to plan setup and operation of all types of machine shop machine tools.

Tests equipment to check operation. Clears jams and sets aside product for inspection and rework. Tries out equipment after repairs, changeovers or extended downtime.

Makes preventive maintenance check and inspection of assigned equipment, reports findings to supervisor and takes appropriate action.

Directs line operators in details of standard operating procedures.

Instructs and directs any maintenance trainees assigned.

Uses full range of precision measuring and gauging tools to perform inspection before start of job. Performs repair, rebuilding or overhaul work of manufacturing or service equipment from blueprints, company manufacturing manuals, written or verbal instructions. Starts up and shuts down equipment in line with company safety procedures for equipment under power and OSHA requirements.

Plans setup and operates typical machine shop machine tools, producing parts to tolerances and company specifications. Uses typical machinist's hand tools.

Sets up and tests production equipment under power, testing for mechanical difficulties, tracing to their sources and correcting problem.

Demonstrate ability to work with little supervision



May operate equipment during relief periods.

Performs product examination and rework when line is down due to causes beyond mechanic's control.

Keep work area clean and organized.



Satisfactory work record.

Ability to use hand tools and trades type tools.

High mental and visual effort required.

Job involves standing most of shift.

Works with power driven equipment; overhaul and repair work may involve assignments in overhead structures or work beneath machinery. Frequent stooping and bending required.

Works with costly metals where possibility of damage or spoilage is high.

Close attention and care is required to prevent damage to complex machine tools.

Ability to work overtime.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Ability to follow safety and quality procedures.



2 Year formal machine shop training, or 5 years experience running multiple pieces of equipment in lieu of formal training


We are nearly a 120-year-old company that offers all the benefits and conditions needed to compete for today's quality employee. If you are that quality employee that will give back as much as you receive, please apply on-line with your resume, salary history & requirements.

No Relocation Package offered with this position. No agencies, please.

To learn more about our products and services, visit our website at www.pottersignal.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
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