Journey Manual Machinist

Odessa, TX

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Great company looking for a Journey Manual Machinist responsible for manually operating machines and producing complex production and prototype parts to high tolerance design specifications in an accurate and timely manner. 


  • Operates all equipment and tools with the utmost attention to safety
  • Operates manual horizontal and vertical milling and lathe machining
  • Responsible for cylindrical grinding and the set-ups for Mills and Lathes
  • Capable of reading and understanding: outside and inside micrometers, Vernier calipers, vernier height and depth gauge
  • Studies blueprints, drawings, schematics, engineering information, or sample parts to determine product dimensions and tolerances as well as best method and sequence of operations needed to fabricate parts
  • Selects appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used for machining work
  • Calculates dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and calipers
  • Lays out, measures and marks metal stock in order to display placement of cuts
  • Align/secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, and materials onto machines
  • Independently sets up and operates various mills and/or lathes
  • Monitors the feed and speed of machines during the machining process
  • Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment in order to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs
  • Fabricates and manufactures various parts
  • Measures, examines and tests completed parts in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications


Job Requirements


  • Knowledge of Compressor Reciprocating Valves and Pressure and Wiper Packing Cases
  • Able to trouble shoot compressor problems, valve problems, ring and rider problems, and pressure packing problems
  • Strong analytical and communication skills a must
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and troubleshoot issues

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