29 days ago


Knoxville, TN


Lifetime Products Inc., is currently recruiting for a Machinist Apprentice to join our team in Mascot (Knoxville) Tennessee.

This position will be responsible to perform preventative maintenance and repairs on large aluminum blow molds, steel extrusion tooling, and machinery used in large-part blow molding. They will coordinate large repairs and mold modifications with outside suppliers and consult with engineers and mold builders on new mold and tooling projects. This individual should be self-motivated, proactive, organized and have the ability to communicate effectively with their customers.

Responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Requires ability to perform close tolerance machining with manual mill, rotary tables, lathe, and grinders to fabricate or repair mold components and tooling such as blow needles, pins, inserts, fixtures, etc.
  • Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust/ repair molds and tooling between production runs.
  • Fabricate/ repair tooling and fixtures as needed to support production and maintenance.
  • Welding/ metal fabrication skills a plus.


  • Requires excellent mechanical aptitude, attention to detail, and problem solving ability.
  • Engineering/ drafting skills a plus.
  • Trade school machinist certificate or 2 years machining experience in a job shop environment preferred.
  • Ability to work from drawings, sketches, or verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Will need to become forklift certified. Must have a valid TN driver's license and provide a copy of MVR to meet insurance requirements.

This is a ground floor opportunity with a brand new state of the art Facility and Equipment, which will continue to expand. This facility produces large plastic parts for watersports and outdoor recreation products such as Kayaks, Canoes, and Paddle-boards for the organization.

Lifetime Products, Inc., has applied innovation and cutting-edge technology in plastics and metals to create a family of affordable lifestyle products that feature superior strength and durability. As the world's leading manufacturer of folding tables, chairs, and basketball systems, Lifetime also manufactures storage sheds, kayaks, paddle boards, and playsets.

Please Note

All positions subject to close without notice.

Lifetime Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Paid time off, profit sharing program, Medical, Life insurance, Vision, Dental, Disability, & 401k.