Toolmaker-CNC Machinist – 2nd Shift

Why work for RL Hudson

We pride ourselves on our employees and meticulous facilities. When you work at RL Hudson, you’re a part of something great.  We are a rapidly growing, family owned company that specializes in solving problems and increasing value for our customers. Many of the world’s most sophisticated manufacturing companies rely on RL Hudson for a wide range of components, including molded rubber, molded plastic, formed hoses, sealing devices and custom assemblies. These large OEMs turn to RL Hudson when they need innovative design solutions, excellent service, reliable quality and delivery at a great value. We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join our team. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

Job Summary / Organizational Impact:

Responsible for manufacturing of  molds, fixtures, and gages; performing CNC machining and light programming; assembling, troubleshooting and maintaining molds.  The organization impact involves effective management of time and resources to meet required delivery schedules.

Responsibilities and essential functions

  1. Machine molds, dies, tooling, fixtures, and gages.
  2. Assembly and maintenance of molds and components.
  3. Provide support to the engineering department through problem solving, recommendations, and drawing/design review for manufacturability.
  4. Maintain all tooling center equipment, ensuring proper function; ensure tooling center is a clean and safe working environment.
  5. Perform related responsibilities as necessary or required.


  • Strong machinist skills, CNC and manual machines, including mills, lathes, and surface grinder, including set up of work pieces and experience in conversational programming of CNC machines.
  • Ability to accurately interpret manufacturing drawings and identify critical features and tolerances. Ability to take responsibility for checking quality of parts produced, confirming that drawing tolerances are held.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work effectively, in a spirit of cooperation, as part of a team with the goal of producing the highest quality parts in an efficient manner.
  • Familiar with rubber and plastic injection molds and have bench and tool assembly experience.

Desired Education / Experience

  • Ideal candidate will have a minimum 6 years of experience working in the machinist/toolmaking trade

Physical Requirements

Climbing: Body agility is emphasized for ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps, and the like by using feet, legs, hands or arms.
Stooping:  Bending the body downward and forward at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling:  Bending legs to come to a rest on the knee(s).
Balancing:  Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
Reaching:  Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Carrying:  Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms or on the shoulder. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Pushing:  Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Pulling:  Using the upper extremities to exert force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Sitting:  Remaining in the normal seated position.
Standing:  Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position without moving about, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking:  Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
Lifting:  Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally. (Maximum weight of the object(s) 80 pounds)
Grasping:  Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and/or palm.
Repetitive Motions:  Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers for the purpose of picking up items, typing, operating ten-key or performing data entry.
Talking:  Expressing or exchanging instructions and ideas by means of the spoken word.
Hearing:  Ability to receive oral information and/or sounds through the ear.
Seeing:  Obtaining impressions through the eyes of the distance, size, shape, motion, color, or other characteristics of objects.  The major visual functions are:

Acuity  (far and near)

Depth perception  (perceiving distances)

Color vision  (distinguishing between different colors)

Field of vision  (seeing a wide range of objects at the same time).


• Overtime as required for task completion.

Environmental conditions

    • This position is subject to oils and/or hazardous materials:  There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other fluids.
    • This position is subject to noise:  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
    • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions:  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or skin:  Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.

Note:  The essential job functions and associated physical and mental requirements contained in this document describe the general nature and level of the work performed by personnel assigned to the job.  They are not intended to represent an exhaustive listing or be inclusive of all aspects of the job. The tasks and procedures involved in the performance of the job responsibilities may vary from day-to-day.  Major changes in areas of responsibility will require revision of this job description.