Machinist

LOCATION: Seattle WA

JOB TITLE: Machinist

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The basic function of this position will include but is not limited to machining tools to produce precision parts and instruments to support the repair and maintenance provided to the Company’s customers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Without technical supervision performs the most complex machining and fitting of all kinds of parts, tools, and machines in support of production operations or job shop machining.
  • Lays out work from blueprints, sketches, and written specifications.
  • Sets up and operates all available machine tools and performs progressive machining operations on work involving very close tolerances or unusual requirements.
  • Determines operation sequences.
  • Uses skillfully all machinists' hand tools and measuring instruments.
  • Familiar with working properties of all materials.
  • Programs CNC machine tools in the course of making parts.
  • Fits and assembles where necessary.
  • Serves as technical resources for colleagues in the shop and field service team.


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

Required job skills include but are not limited to:

  • Understand machine work and part manufacturing as it pertains to pump repair and restoring pump factory clearances.
  • Understanding and operation of pumps, gearboxes, compressors, electric motors, and other rotating equipment.
  • Understanding of hydraulics and how they operate. Able to read and interpret hydraulic schematics or diagrams.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics or diagrams.
  • Use of precision measuring instruments.
  • Understanding basic mathematics.
  • Organized and detail oriented.


EXPERIENCE (QUALIFICATIONS)

  • Preferred: technical degree and 5+ years of experience with rotating equipment, or equivalent.
  • High enthusiasm, energy, and initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Quality conscious and interested in improvement techniques and teamwork.
  • High level of professionalism with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)


JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete all areas outlined for this position in a satisfactory manner.
  • This job does require driving company trucks so a clean driving record is a must.
  • This job also requires a pre-employment background check, driving check, and drug test.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for two thirds or more of time. He/she may also be required to stand and/or walk for long periods of time while completing other duties and responsibilities.
  • The employee must have a full range of body movements including the use of his/her hands and fingers to handle, feel and operate objects such as machines and computer equipment. The ability to bend the body, to reach for objects, and to crouch when needed is also required.
  • The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds to chest height.


WORKING CONDITIONS

  • This position will be primarily working indoors on the shop floor in varied temperature conditions.
  • Work done at customer sites can vary from indoor to outdoor in varied temperature conditions.
  • Noise level will vary from moderate conditions to extreme and ear plugs should be worn.
  • Odors and air quality may vary and may be unpleasant to some individuals.
  • Safety glasses and shoes are required in all areas on the shop floor.
  • A normal workday is Monday – Friday 7:00-3:30PM. Overtime may be required based upon workloads and personnel requirements.


Beckwith & Kuffel, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We provide competitive benefits and wages.