Steward Machine Company
  • Manufacturing
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits & Competitive Pay

Steward Machine is a multi-generation family-owned business having enjoyed a successful history of over 100 years. The Company possess extensive lifting capacity and some of the largest CNC machinery in the world housed in more than 290,000 square feet of manufacturing space. They offer complete turnkey responsibilities by detailing shop drawings, fabricating, welding, stress relieving, machining, gear cutting and assembly in-house.

Steward Machine Co. is certified by AISC to the highest standard for fracture critical endorsement. All Steward Machine work follow a culture that align with 5 guiding principles (Relentless Work Ethic, "Can Do Attitude", Excellence, Passion, and Adaptability). We have supplied equipment to some of the most demanding owners in the world. Our "can do" attitude gets the job done right the first time. We have a proven track for on-time deliveries.

Primary Purpose of the Position

The machinist will be responsible for operating machining tools to produce precision metal parts that meet precise specifications, by setting up and operating of a wide variety of machine tool equipment. They will read blueprints to understand customer specifications and use a variety of tools to set-up, operate, or repair the machine.

Essential Functions / Duties

  • Sets up and operates conventional, special-purpose, and computer numerical control (CNC) machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic parts, and fits and assembles machined parts into complete units, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques.
  • Technically proficient in the machining trade.
  • Is self-motivated and proactive in addressing needs and issues.
  • Read blueprints, sketches, and follows verbal instructions.
  • Understand upcoming work and requirements, communicate needs before they impede production.
  • Maintains dimensional logs for all the work and jobs that go across their machines.
  • Understands the applicable sections of the SMC QC manual.
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks
  • Understand safety rules that apply to the safety of others and to personal safety.
  • Reports the malfunction of equipment to proper authority.

Role / Department / Location Specific Requirements

Reports to the department lead

1st and 2nd shift positions available

Positions are available for Plant 1 Birmingham, Alabama

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prior experience in heavy construction machining
  • Self-starter with good customer service skills and a pleasant demeanor, with the ability to maintain a good working relationship with management and co-workers
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Must be able to lift and carry tools and material weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess openness to learning new skills and collaborating with other team members to create solutions
  • Operate various types of machinery used in the trade such as milling and turning machines


  • Must have previous CNC Machining experience

Education requirements or equivalent experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or GED or equivalent
  • One year of technical school with five years of machining experience.
  • Completion of four-year apprentice program in a Machining
  • Able to read, write basic math (fractions, decimals, and trigonometry).
  • Proficiency using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, gages, etc.
  • Read and interpret complicated drawings.
  • Able to operate overhead and jib cranes.
  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Able to solve complex technical problems with limited direction.

Not all aspects of the job are covered by the description - may require other duties as assigned.

Job may change over time in accordance with business needs.

Job description does not guarantee employment.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Affirmative Action /EEO Statement

Steward Machine Company is a Federal VEVRAA contractor, and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Steward Machine Company will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Limitation and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Steward Machine Company is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. It is the Company's policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed.

Steward Machine Company
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Follow Jobs:
  • Follow Our Jobs On Facebook
  • Share This Page
logo about capabilities earle gear industries served contact