Position Summary:

Under general supervision, the apprentice will learn according to written or oral contractual agreement the skills of a machinist, mechanic, welder or millwright requiring participation in a 4 year program that includes: on the job training, on the job learning and additional participation in learning opportunities at an institution or on-line provider of Laron’s choosing.

EEOC CLassification

Reports To


FLSA Status

Operative (Semi-skilled)

Apprentice Supervisor



Essential Functions:

  1. Attends classes as determined by length of time in apprenticeship program
  2. Works with appointed lead personnel to learn the task assigned from start to finish
  3. Works with appointed lead personnel to learn the proper and safe operation and maintenance of machine(s) or equipment used to complete the project
  4. Will follow all lock out tag out procedures and all other necessary safety procedures
  5. Will be assigned individual and/or team projects as appropriate to length of time in program to complete, ensuring that book knowledge, OJT and OJL are applied appropriately to the finished product and/or process
  6. Will learn to read, study and interpret blueprints and schematics prior to the start of each project to ensure conformity to written plans is maintained at each stage of the project
  7. Will follow all safety practices as set forth by Laron Inc., and all regulatory bodies for the manufacturing industry
  8. Upon proper instruction must be able to correctly and safely use all tools associated with the manufacturing industry
  9. Consistent demonstration of adequate skills involving reading, writing, and the ability to communicate clearly
  10. Demonstrated ability to think clearly to solve manufacturing industry related problems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Upon proper instruction must be able to:

  • Correctly identify raw material used in the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the precise and exacting work required by the manufacturing industry
  • Comprehend and apply mathematical formulas as it applies to the manufacturing industry
  • Operate metalworking machine tools to specifications
  • Fabricate, assemble and modify tooling to produce parts and assemblies
  • Lay out and verify dimensions of parts, using precision measuring and marking instruments and knowledge of trigonometry
  • Calculate and set controls to regulate machining, or enter commands to retrieve, input or edit computerized machine control media
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines
  • Measure, examine and test completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications
  • Installs repaired part into equipment and operates equipment to verify operational efficiency
  • Operate brazing, heat-treating, and welding equipment to cut, solder and braze metal
  • Dismantles machine or equipment, using hand tools and power tools, to examine parts for defect or to remove defective parts
  • Cleans, lubricates and maintains machines, tools and equipment to remove rust, grease, stains and foreign matter
  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair
  • Cuts and shapes sheet metal and heats and bends metal to specified shape

Education/Training and/or Special Qualifications:

An appropriate mix of education and experience which would allow the employee to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above; and at least 6 months to 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Physical Requirements and Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in an indoor shop setting or in the field at the customers location
  • Work requires the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, handle, finger, stand, lift and carry
  • May be susceptible to eye strain.
  • May be susceptible to repetitive motion injuries.
  • Heavy physical effort may be required at times depending on the needs of the project
  • Exposure to physical risk

Note: This job description is not intended to create an employment contract, express or implied, and in no way serves to modify the “at-will” employment relationship between the employee and the employer. Either party may choose to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or notice.

Department: Shop
Project Location(s): Kingman, AZ
Education: 6 Months
Compensation: To Be Determined

Join Our Team!

LARON Incorporated, is looking for safe, skilled, motivated, enthusiastic and energetic people who value quality to work in the dynamic industry of: machining, fabrication, millwright services, electrical equipment repair and manufacturing, new equipment sales, and predictive maintenance. Laron is the industry leader – “Excellence in Quality and Service”.

Laron is an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), which means as a valued employee you become a shareholder.  Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Paid Time off and more.

LARON is a Drug-free, Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workforce. If you are interested in any career opportunities at LARON, please start the employment process by clicking on the desired job posting title.

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