Manual Machinists

Denham Springs, LA

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We are recruiting a Journey Manual Machinist for a GREAT company in the Livingston Parish area. This position will be responsible for manually operating machines and producing complex production and prototype parts to high tolerance design specifications in an accurate and timely manner. 


Great pay! Great benefits! Great company! 

Key responsibilities:  

  • 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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