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Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company
Employment Opportunities

Job Description

Title: Gear Shop Forman
Department: Gear Department
Reports to: Manufacturing Manager

Job summary

  • Perform basic operational functions of Gear cutting machines
  • Mount align and secure tooling, attachments and work piece on machine
  • Familiar with cutting, Spur, Sprocket, Helical, Bevel, Worm thread milling & internal gears
  • Install cutting tools in machines
  • Calculate and set machine controls to position tools in relationship to work piece and to regulate factors, such as cutting depth, speed, feed and coolant flow
  • Stop machine to change cutting tools & setup in accordance to required machining sequence or to measure parts for conformance to blueprint specifications, using precision measuring equipment
  • Maintain proper machine maintenance, tooling, other related equipment in proper condition
  • Maintain a clean and safe workplace in accordance with CG&S policies, 5S procedures, and in line with CG&S core values.

Requirements, responsibilities:

• Engineer set up info for gear manufacturing equipment.
• Quality plan for running gear jobs
• Ability to set up & operate Shapers, Hobbers & Bevel gear generators & related cutting tool sharpeners. However; we can train the right candidate.
• Responsible for proper operation of gear equipment; routine maintenance, lubrication, cleaning, quality of parts in process, efficiency of machines in processing (Tools are sharp; least downtime between cycles etc.) Aid in other machine shop functions as deemed necessary with in person’s capabilities.

Minimum requirements

• high school diploma, 5 years operating gear equipment with some machining (manual lathe & mill).
• strong understanding of gear Q.C. functions: measuring lead & profile & what to do to correct out of tolerance parts.
• Set up & operate; 5 years set up experience, some engineering education or, understanding, Tool sharpening experience plus the above.

Abilities required experience.
• Be able to keep several pieces of gear equipment running throughout the day.
• Some Heavy lifting, some strenuous mechanical work.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements.


  • New Year’s Eve (January)
  • Washington’s Birthday (February)
  • Patriot’s Day (April)
  • Memorial Day (May)
  • Independence Day (July)
  • Labor Day (September)
  • Columbus Day (October)
  • Veteran’s Day (November)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November)
  • Christmas Day (December)

1 week after 1 full year of employment

2 weeks after 3 full years of employment

3 weeks after 10 full years of employment

4 weeks after 20 full years of employment

Medical Insurance:

90 days after employment, up to 5 years

Employer will pay 50% of the premium

Employee will pay 50% of the premium

5-10 years of employment

Employer will pay 67% of the premium

Employee will pay 33% of the premium

10 plus

Employer will pay 80% of the premium

Employee will pay 20% of the premium

Dental Insurance: Delta Dental Insurance

Employer pays ½ of monthly premium

Employee pays ½ of monthly premium

Disability Insurance: Principal Life Insurance (Subject to change)

Short Group Term Life - $25,000.00

Accidental Death & Disability - $25,000.00

Term Disability – up to $500.00 per week (refer to insurance policy)

Sick Leave: 2 Paid sick days annually (if not used, paid at the end of the year)

32 hour work week with 36 hours pay: (the 4 hours above 32 are considered to be “Extra”) hours which have to be earned by working 32 hrs per week

Profit sharing program based on “Gross Profit” (forth coming)

Uniform Rentals are available upon request for employees for a nominal fee.


  • In order to be eligible for holiday pay, an employee must work the day before and after each holiday, exception for Thanksgiving.
  • Eligible after 90 days
  • In order to be eligible for vacation the Employee will have had to work 40 - 32 hour weeks throughout the year
  • Extra hours may be based weekly or monthly. Either way you must work no less than 134 hours per month based on 4.3 weeks per month.
  • Also, there may be a companywide 1 week shut down on July 4th & or during the holiday season.

Employment Application

We are an equal opportunity employer and fully subscribe to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants and/or employees are considered for hire, promotion and job status, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability

1. General Information

Are you able to perform the essential job functions of the position for which you are applying with or without reasonable accommodation?
Have you been convicted of any felonies other than minor traffic violations during the past seven years? (A criminal record or a conviction will not automatically bar employment, but will be considered only as it reasonably relates to your fitness to perform in the position for which you are applying.)

Employment History

Starting with your PRESENT or MOST RECENT EMPLOYER list in consecutive order ALL EMPLOYMENT for at least the past FOUR employers. If currently employed, may we contact your employer?

Interview Thoughts and Questions

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Commercial Gear & Sprocket Company, Inc.
618 Washington Street,
East Walpole, MA 02032

Toll Free: 800.491.1073
Tel: 508.668.1073
Fax: 508.668.6625