Employment Opportunities at Standard-Knapp

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63 Pickering Street, Portland, CT 06480 U.S.A.
Email resumes to: Jobs@standard-knapp.com

CNC Machinist/Programmer
Available Position(s): CNC Machinist/Programmer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries

We are seeking an individual to join our team in Portland, CT. as a CNC Lathe/Milling Operator & Programmer. We have a full time first shift opening for an experienced CNC professional with demonstrated knowledge in the set up, programming, and operation of CNC lathe and milling machines. Plus the opportunity to join the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Union.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop machining standards by studying work orders, blueprints, materials, and specifications; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) whenever applicable.
  • Generate programs for CNC lathe and milling machines.
  • Verifying settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to blueprint requirements and customer specifications
  • Perform first piece in process inspection using standard measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers, height gauges and dial gauges
  • Troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Support Design and Manufacturing Engineering as required.
  • Maintaining safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Maintain clean, organized and safe work environment following all safety standards and requirements.


  • High School diploma or equivalent education and experience required
  • 3-5 years of milling and turning experience including set-up and troubleshooting
  • Must be able to read & interpret blue prints & GD&T symbols
  • CNC Certificate preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated skill working in a team environment
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing a plus

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Available Position(s): Senior Mechanical Engineer
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation: Salary Based on Experience, full benefits
Location: Portland, CT
Industry: Packaging Equipment/Machinery for Food & Beverages Industries
Travel: Up to 10% travel across North America (US, Canada and Mexico) and occasional international travel. (Travel time is paid in full)

Our company develops high speed packaging machinery for the consumer product industries. We offer the unique opportunity for engineers to create solutions and see the results of their work in operation within a few months. We work in a fast paced, exciting environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • A high-level position in the Engineering Department. May oversee the entire design process or serve as a technical expert. Assist in project management. Significant client contact. 
  • Adherence to budget and schedule constraints.
  • Design, develop and support high speed packaging automation machinery for the food and beverage industry.
  • Creatively solve application problems to enable customer’s products to run efficiently on Standard-Knapp automation solutions.
  • Use solid modeling to create new and modified design solutions. Estimate the costs of design solutions. 
  • Work closely with Standard-Knapp manufacturing and purchasing to implement the solutions during the machine build and testing process.
  • Work with customers to ensure that any problems are quickly corrected.
  • Review Customer Specifications to ensure compliance.

Optimum Position Requirements:

  • BSME
  • 5 to 10 years mechanical design experience.
  • Strong computer skills (Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, and Avante MRP experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of GD&T, Fixturing, Tolerance Stack-ups
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices a plus
  • Up to 10% travel may be required

Please email resumes to Jobs@standard-knapp.com.

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63 Pickering Street, Portland, CT 06480 U.S.A.

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