Are you looking for a company who values their employees and wants to help them grow? Are you someone who enjoys being part of a team that is proud of the work they do? The positions below are currently open at Rock Exotica:

Machine Operator 1

Classification: Nonexempt
Reports to: Machine Shop Manager
Date: June 22, 2018
Job Description(.pdf)


The machine operator position operates machine shop equipment to create parts for the assembly of products manufactured by the company.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Performs typical machine shop operations to support the assembly floor.
2. Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
3. Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
4. Performs prescribed preventative maintenance on machines as required per the P.M. charts.
5. Must be able to perform but not limited to the following tasks: milling, turning, drilling, taping, de-burring, molding and all bench operations and inspect.
6. Must be familiar with the basic machine functions in order to perform the tasks stated above.
7. Must be willing to accept and receive frequent supervision and assistance with regard to machine set-up.

1. Teamwork Orientation.
2. Time Management.
3. Performance Management.
4. Results Driven.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy system for safety. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Saturday/Sunday 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Tuesday/Wednesday 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Travel: No travel is expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience:
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Training in general safety and quality system awareness.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications: None.

AAP/EEO Statement:
It is the policy of TMI to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate. Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Thompson Manufacturing / RockExotica Benefits:

  • Health Insurance for individual and immediate family members
  • Dental
  • Standard Vacation accrual based on tenure
  • 9 national paid holiday vacations
  • Life insurance

After a year of employment:

  • Employee retirement matching IRA program
  • Continuous training and skill development through DATC


"Rock Exotica began in a garage 28 years ago. Much has changed since those days of manual production and graph paper designs. However, one thing has stayed the same: Our desire to produce the most innovative technical equipment available. In an age when many companies no longer actually make anything, but rather just promote their brand and sub out the manufacturing, we are an anachronism. We manufacture our gear ourselves, in Utah. We’ve never gone in search of foreign low-cost products upon which to only place our brand, and we never will."


“One of the reasons I like working at TMI is you can see the results of your daily efforts. The best American made gear made by us in the USA!"
— Ron B., Employee since 2009.


Our employees share what they like about working
for Rock Exotica

"I like the environment and the work. I like learning new skills and how to run the machines. I take pride in the work and in keeping the work area clean."
—Sam G.
Employee since 2014

"I enjoy the people and what I do. I take pride in knowing that I had a part in making this gear. I can tell others, “I built that!"
—Angelita B.
Employee since 2016

"One of the reasons I like working at TMI is you can see the results of your daily efforts. The best American made gear made by us in the USA!”
—Ron B.
Employee since 2013

"Great place to work. Everyone makes you feel welcome.”
—Chris M.
Employee since 2016