Lathe Operator

Position Summary: 

The Lathe Operator operates machines requiring a moderate skill level to change the shape or condition or new materials.  Must also be able to understand blueprints and oeprate with little supervision.  Must be proficient in making all necessary machine adjustments to provide parts within specified tolerances. 


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Follows all safety procedures and works in a safe manner
  • Read and follow work instructions
  • Operates machine to accurately produce parts within tolerances 
  • Changes machine tooling
  • Operates lifting devices
  • Completes first article inspection forms
  • Inspects parts as machined
  • Performs basic math functions


Your profile: 

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Low-level decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to read a tape measure, use all hand measuring tools
  • Ability to read blueprints



Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Jan 12, 2023

Sinking Spring, PA, US, 19608

Business Unit:  Graphite Solutions
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON, LLC
Functional Area:  Production/Operations/Maintenance
Employment Type:  Full time

Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

Job Segment: Inspector, Equipment Operator, Quality, Manufacturing