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Machinist/Lapping Tech


Rock of Ages


Barre, VT


Full Time


Rock of Ages Corp., a subsidiary of Polycor, seeks an experience machinist to work in our Precision Products Division in Barre, VT.  Founded in 1885, Rock of Ages, with its parent company, Polycor Inc., is part of the largest natural stone manufacturing and distributing company in North America. Our growth through acquisition shows our leadership in natural stone. We own 30 quarries and 13 transforming plants in the U.S. and Canada, with a total of 850 employees.
To be considered for this position, applicants should bring the following (or equivalent) knowledge:

Main duties include

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished workpiece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or workpiece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Fabricates from actual parts (machine to fit) as well as blueprints.
  • Selects proper tools and media for manual lapping process.
  • Manually guides lapping blocks and sanders to achieve desired surface profiles.
  • Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
  • Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment of assembly.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Candidates local to Central Vermont preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience as a machinist, both manual and CNC.
  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Good computer skills.

Benefits Include

  • Career Growth and Development
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan (Roth option)
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Traditional pension plan

We offer a competitive wage with excellent benefits. Our employees work in an exciting team-based environment which is committed to bringing innovative industrial stone solutions to a growing dynamic marketplace.  If you are interested in learning from the best, being challenged, and want to join a dynamic team with advancement opportunities.

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Are you looking for an opportunity that combines teamwork and advancement in a supportive environment that offers valuable benefits and good pay? Then you should consider joining the Rock of Ages Team!

Why Rock of Ages?

Purpose.  We help families memorialize memories.  We help businesses grow and prosper.  We participate in our communities and make them stronger.  We are here for the long haul.

Fun.  At Rock of Ages, we work hard because we believe in what we do - and we have fun!  There are multiple company socials and events.  From our highly productive and casual work environment to team-building meetings, you’ll be glad to be part of the best team around.  

Culture.  Rock of Ages culture is centered on treating its team members with fairness, integrity and respect.  We encourage teamwork, risk-taking and creativity.  We celebrate the power of individuals and community.

Family.  At Rock of Ages we offer our employees a number of benefits designed to provide them with health, wellness, financial security and retirement planning.  You’ll be impressed with our comprehensive health and retirement benefits as well as a generous paid time off. 

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