Machinist I

Forum Energy Technologies Plantersville , TX 77363

Posted 2 weeks ago


Operates and receives training on special purpose equipment, conventional (lathe and/or mill), and/or numerical control (NC) machines and machining centers for fabrication of metallic and nonmetallic parts that hold to the high quality machine standards required within the organization. Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and setup requirements. Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required. Must demonstrate an beginner level (indicate part, turn OD's, and qualify ID and OD) on the following machines; drill press, conventional lathe and conventional mill.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Review print & work order.

  • Attach fixture to machine and secure part.

  • Position tools per setup instructions.

  • Input program or program machine if necessary.

  • Operate machine to produce part.

  • Measures work piece and adjust offset as required.

  • Stamp or engrave necessary information on part.

  • Notify supervisor or lead man of nonconforming product.

  • Deburr parts as necessary.

  • Complete work order documentation & first piece inspection.

  • Proof program & edit as necessary.

  • Optimize tooling & programs to increase production.

  • Check calibration on QC instruments.

  • Operate forklift as needed.

Job Requirements


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Must have working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD & T).

  • Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.


  • 2+ years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Type





High School

Career Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

0 - 10%

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Machinist I

Forum Energy Technologies