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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Equipment and Facilities Maintenance Technician

Position Summary:
Maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines and equipment. Responsible for performance of building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g. carpentry; electrical; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing, etc.). Performs general cleaning. May provide some direction to other employees.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

• Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
• Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, trenching and laying new lines, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.).
• Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).
• Reconfigures, installs, positions, and mounts modular offices and space (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.
• Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment (e.g. walls, refrigerators, evaporative coolers, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (e.g. sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.).
• Manages staff that cleans rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, parking lots, and other work areas.
• Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
• Repairs or replaces defective parts. Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
• Changes faulty motors, compressors, coil units, expansion valves and other constituent parts.
• Inspects distribution components for suitable volume, pressure, temperature, and velocity.
• May manage the maintenance staff through delegation, policy and procedure administration, assignment of work responsibilities, planning, organizing, directing and follow-up of the work assignment.
• Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and materials handling equipment in performing duties.
• Coordinates subcontract of routine servicing of equipment as part of measures to prevent breakdowns and malfunctions, which could thwart production activities
• Keeps record of maintenance activities to track the lifespan of equipment.
• Assists with the install of new equipment, utilizing the knowledge of machine operation in choosing good quality machines for purchase; test machines to determine their durability; return low performing machines in exchange for better ones whenever necessary.
• Responsible for the management of maintenance systems associated with high performing manufacturing organizations (Root Cause Analysis, Reliability-Centered Maintenance, etc.) while focusing on maximum plant capacity, while minimizing cost.
• Assigns proper scheduling of work to maximize task completion with minimal plant disruption, reduction in unscheduled downtime while lowering costs and creating higher plant efficiency.
• Maintains outside building maintenance.
• Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Problems are addressed immediately and corrected as soon as possible, followed-up to ensure the situation has been addressed/resolved, and shared with the supervisor to learn from experiences.
• Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for creating a professional, safe, and clean environment evidenced by: being at work on time to perform assigned duties, following the policies of Granite State Manufacturing, always wearing safety glasses in designated areas, maintaining a neat and orderly work area, and following safety practices to prevent errors.
• Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by establishing effective relationships and networks with both managers/directors and workers, and collaborating with them to accomplish shared purposes and goals.
• Abide by GSM Code of Ethics and Business Conduct standards and strictly observe all U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

• High school or technical school education; and a minimum of five years of experience in building maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, machine maintenance, and carpentry.
• State of New Hampshire electrician’s license is preferred.
• Proficient in electro mechanics, pneumatics, and hydraulics.
• Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing and carpentry.
• Ability to read and interpret schematics and drawings.
• Experienced in PLC controllers and process instrumentation.
• Self-starter dedicated to continual quality improvement.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• 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 to draw and interpret bar graphs.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed general written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Must be flexible enough to work in all areas of operation per the direction of the supervisor.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret standard operating procedures and policies.


Fitter/Welder/Fabricator – Manchester and Nashua, NH

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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.


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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