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Manual Machinist

companyThomas Pump & Machinery
locationSlidell, LA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


We are looking for a Manual Machinist to join our team. In this position, you will help us create tools and other components using a variety of equipment, such as a lathe, a mill, a micrometer, and other measuring tools. Our ideal candidate has completed a training program through an industry apprenticeship or earned a machinist certificate from a vocational school and has at least one year of manufacturing experience. Prior roles as a lathe/Mill operator or in another manual machining position is a plus.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operates and maintains lathe and milling machines.
  • Reviews drawings, instructions, blueprints or samples to ensure accurate production.
  • Able to duplicate parts given by measuring and recreating.
  • Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping.
  • Selects appropriate machine and settings for a given task.
  • Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
  • Monitors production, adjusting feeds, speeds, and other settings as necessary.
  • Checks work for quality assurance and documents inspection report.
  • Identifies need for and performs machine maintenance and minor repairs.
  • Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed.


  • Advanced knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures use in manufacturing and production of metal and polymer parts.

  • Skill in the operation of lathes, horizontal and vertical mills, and deburring

  • Skill in common hand and electric and pneumatic power tools, such as wrenches, grinder, die grinders, and overhead cranes.

  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of

  • Ability to work

  • Ability to work overtime as

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other departments and the public.


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use of hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or

  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • The employee must recurrently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 If the employee is unable to lift and or move this weight and can be accommodated without causing the department/division an "undue hardship" then the employee will be accommodated.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside but may be occasionally in outside weather conditions.

  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.

  • The employee occasionally works in high precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

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