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Careers at Granite State Manufacturing

GSM distinguishes itself by our ability to build lasting relationships with our customers by providing creative manufacturing solutions that work. Our entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a problem-solving attitude separates us from the competition. We strive to hire the best of the best. If you’re a self-starter and want to work at a company that values excellence, integrity, and innovation, we just might have the job you have been seeking. Our unique culture is what makes GSM such a great place to work. We are proud of the long service of many employees — often ten or twenty years, with several attaining a half-century or more of service. Check this page for listings of current openings. Please contact us using the form below to respond to a listing, or for more information on our employment opportunities.

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Fitter/Welder/Fabricator – Manchester and Nashua, NH

Summary:
Welds metal components together with brazing and variety of arc and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as machine parts, plant equipment, motors, and generators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. 5 years’ experience with GTAW and GMAW welding. In addition will be able to qualify to AWS D1.1 & D1.2. Standards.
2. Work is performed using oxy-acetylene torches, hydraulic presses, portable jacks and machine clamps.
3. Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. standing, walking and close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth, and ability to adjust focus is required.
4. Welds metal parts together using both gas welding or brazing and any combination or act welding processes.
5. Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding.
6. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts.
7. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.
8. Locates and repairs cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads.
9. Must be flexible enough to work in all areas of operation per the direction of the Supervisor.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:
High School diploma or general education degree (GED); and combination of three years related experience and/or training.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dimensions, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry and trigonometry.

 

VMC Mill Machinist

Summary:
Sets up, operate, edit and program Vertical Machining Center (VMC) machines to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* 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 work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
* Selects, aligns, and secures fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials.
* Calculates and sets control 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.
* Verifies conformance of finished workpiece to specifications.
* Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
* Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
* Must be flexible enough to work in all areas of operation per the direction of the Supervisor.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and combination of three years related experience and/or training.
Ability to communicate effectively.

 

Large CNC Horizontal Boring Mill Machinist

Summary:
Set up and operate Horizontal Boring Mills. Must be proficient in G code programming, tooling and fixturing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Able to read blueprints, drawings and work from sketches.
* Set up tooling and fixturing.
* Conduct 1st piece inspection and make offset changes as needed.
* Set up and operate machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
* Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
* Must be flexible enough to work in all areas of operation per the direction of the Supervisor.
* Knowledge of speeds and feeds in materials such as stainless steel and monel is a plus.
* Experience with large fabrications a plus.
* Must have experience with over head cranes.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and combination of three years related experience and/or training.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

 

IT Support Specialist – Manchester, NH

SUMMARY:
Provide technical assistance to computer system users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person or via telephone. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word-processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems.
• Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
• Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.
• Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.
• Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.
• Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to manager for service.
• Performs work requirements in compliance with approved GSM safety procedures.
• Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ requirements.
• Connects users to networks and provides initial training in facilities and applications.
• Administers e-mail and anti-virus systems.
• Assists in research and procurement of computer accessories and supplies.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Desktop support experience relating to Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, Thunderbird, end-user support, Mail site, Server 2012, and Server 2016.
• Experience supporting proprietary applications.
• Experience with Help desk ticketing systems.
• Break/fix experience with computer hardware and peripherals.
• Detail oriented with good organizational and troubleshooting skills.
• Must exhibit good communication skills, including active listening and the ability to speak to others to convey information effectively.
• Professional, courteous and good customer service
• Demonstrates confidentiality in all interpersonal encounters, assuring that all GSM confidential information remains private and protected. The rules regarding confidentiality will be followed at all times and in all verbal, written or electronic communications.
• Associate’s Degree or one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS and ABILITIES:
• Have Linux administration knowledge.
• Have the ability to receive government security clearance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

TRAVEL:
Occasional travel to other local locations.

 

Production Control Planner – Nashua, NH

Summary:
Following direction from the Production Control Supervisor, the Production Planner will plan and prepare production schedules for manufacture of the company’s products by performing the duties outlined. The Production Planner has the authority to make day-to-day decisions related to the timely and cost-effective planning of the production of all products, materials, goods, and services at the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Other duties, tasks, and responsibilities may be assigned as required.

• Generates and updates work orders and production reports.

• Generates lists of required materials, tools, and equipment.

• Generates purchase requirements for materials, tools, and equipment.

• Generates all production related reports and summaries as required by the company’s organization.

• Generates purchase requisitions and work orders based on system-generated requirements to support on-time shipments while maintaining low inventory values.

• Sees that the defined sequence of operations is followed.

• Established and maintains an accurate and timely Line Of Balance (LOB).

• Confers with department supervisors to determine the status of assigned projects.

• Expedites operations that delay schedules, and alters schedules to meet unforeseen situations.

• Performs work requirements in compliance with approved GSM safety procedures.

Qualifications/Skills/Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience – 5 years of production planning experience in a manufacturing environment.
APICS certification required.

Prior experience with a fully integrated MIS/ERP system, with Visual manufacturing experience a plus
Computer Skills – Working knowledge of MS Office and Windows-based computer programs; ERP/MRP based company-wide sales order administrative systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills – Excellent verbal and written communication skills; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Ability to communicate effectively.

Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.

Welder/Fabricator – Positions in Manchester & Nashua, NH

Summary:
Welds metal components together with brazing and variety of arc and gas welding equipment to fabricate or repair products such as machine parts, plant equipment, mobile homes, motors, and generators by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
1. 5 years’ experience with GTAW and GMAW welding. In addition will be able to qualify to AWS D1.1 & D1.2. Standards.
2. Work is performed using oxy-acetylene torches, hydraulic presses, portable jacks and machine clamps.
3. Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. standing, walking and close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth, and ability to adjust focus is required.
4. Welds metal parts together using both gas welding or brazing and any combination or act welding processes.
5. Performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding.
6. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes, and increases size of metal parts.
7. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.
8. Locates and repairs cracks in industrial engine cylinder heads.
9. Must be flexible enough to work in all areas of operation per the direction of the Supervisor.
Education and/or Experience – High School diploma or general education degree (GED); and a combination of three years related experience and/or training.
Computer Skills – Strong computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Mozilla Thunderbird.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dimensions, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry and trigonometry.

 

 

GSM is an equal opportunity employer. We are a government contractor and as such US Citizenship is required in most cases.


 

A job at GSM is not like any other manufa

cturing job you have had. You will be part of a team that challenges you to help find solutions to complex manufacturing problems. You will be inspired by doing meaningful work and most of all you will be proud to be part of something amazing!

Our hiring philosophy is simple; we look for more than just talent; we hire people who have a passion for innovation no matter what their responsibilities are. We hire people who share our entrepreneurial spirit and will adopt our commitment to meeting the diverse needs of our customers.

Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Granite State Manufacturing is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. GSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its programs, activities or employment.

We are a government contractor and as such US Citizenship is required in most cases.

 

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