Machine Repair

Allison Transmission, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN


Building cities. Driving commerce. Saving lives. For over 100 years, Allison Transmission has powered the vehicles and technology that move our world forward.

What powers us? Our employees. From the first person hired by James Allison in 1915 to the thousands across the globe who work for Allison today, we’re driving progress everywhere because we employ top talent worldwide.

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Job Title:

Machine Repair

Pay Grade:

Machine Repair Tier 3

Job Description:

General Description

· Repair, adjust and maintain all types of machinery and mechanical equipment, including delicate mechanical instruments.

· Make sophisticated, original setups on a variety of machine tools to machine first run production parts.

· May diagnose and correct tooling issues.

General Requirements

· Diagnose problems, dismantle, inspect, clean, lubricate, repair, replace worn or damaged parts, reassemble and adjust all types of machine tools, miscellaneous machinery, mechanical equipment, etc.

· Develop, build, fabricate, fit or alter parts and rebuild a variety of special machines, machine attachments, fixtures, miscellaneous machinery, mechanical equipment, etc.

· Position, install, align, set and adjust a variety of locating fixtures, dies, jigs, tool holders, guides, cutting tools, stops, feeds, speeds, etc.

· Improvises set-up changes, recommends process changes, etc., until parts are produced which meet production dimensional and quality requirements.

· Uses precision measuring instruments, such as calipers, micrometers, squares, gage blocks, indicators, etc.

· Diagnose, service and adjust all types of machine tools and automation (including robots) required to manufacture transmission components, primarily PLC/CNC based.

· Must be able to troubleshoot pneumatic and hydraulic systems, making the proper corresponding repairs.

· Works within the computerized maintenance management system (Maximo) completing work orders, documenting work performed and requisitioning parts.

· Works from blueprints, sketches, verbal and written instructions.

· Performs any duties incidental to the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment.

· Basic hand and power tools are to be supplied by candidate.

· Must be able to work independently or in team environment.

· May be required to train fellow tradespeople.

Required Qualifications

· Must have completed a formal apprenticeship OR have 8 years of equivalent experience to qualify as a Journeyman.

· Must have a thorough knowledge of machine construction, functions and methods of repair and adjustment.

· Must have knowledge of shop math and be able to read, interpret and work from blueprints.

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience maintaining and repairing CNC machine tools.

· Veterans with MOS experience maintaining and repairing sophisticated or precision mechanical systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

Working Conditions and Hazards

· May be required to work in cramped positions or from ladders, in oils and greases, etc.

· Must be able to pass the company truck driver physical examination.

· Should be physically capable of performing heavy lifting, climbing, etc.

Primary Location:

Indianapolis, IN

Additional Locations:

Allison Transmission is an equal opportunity employer. We have opportunities for all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status.

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