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Sr Machinist ($28.54)

Requisition Number:  3561
Pay Rate:  28.54

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Mechanics

Basic Function

Primary duties will be to perform all complex types of precision machine work. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures. 

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Diagnose, inspect, test and repair all components and equipment requiring machine work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform advanced level machinist duties as required.
  • Design and manufacture special tools for installing or removing bearings, sleeves, bushings, etc.
  • Re-machine and repair parts or components after being welded back to the original manufacturer specifications such as; re-machining damaged threads metric and standard, flanges, pistons, valves, etc.
  • Indicates parts within .001 Total Indicator Runout and to machine given dimensions to within .0005, tolerance with a minimum of 32 micron finish.
  • Extracts broken bolts, shafts, pipe plugs, ease outs, taps, and repairs thread on site, e.g., in buses.
  • Performs line boring of machine housing, cases, bearings, hubs, shafts, spindles, blocks, etc.
  • Able to calibrate, maintain, and use all types of precision measuring devises and instruments.
  • Maintains accurate records of all work performed.
  • Maintains work area and all tools and equipment in a clean and safe manner.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Education Requirement

High school diploma, GED or equivalent is required.  Additional vocational/technical courses in small engines is preferred.

Years & Experience Required

Minimum seven (7) years field Journey Machinist experience.   Must test-out and successfully pass all prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses through an accredited college or institute is required. Successfully complete courses in Advanced Lathe Operations 1, and Advanced Milling Operation 1.

Knowledge & Skills Required

A Texas Drivers’ License (TDL) is required for the job and must meet METRO’s requirements regarding motor vehicle records.  Machinist Journeyman program knowledge of operating Bridgeport milling machine, 7"-14" - 18" lathes, radial drill press, magna flux and surface grinding machines.   Ability to read blueprints and manufacture parts to given tolerances.  Ability to use all precision instruments, e.g., micrometers, calipers, depth gauges and feeler gauges and perform mathematical problems. Must be certified in Magnetic Particle Inspection, and Liquid Penetrant Inspection. Able to maintain and/or obtain additional licensing or certifications as required. Good communication (verbal/written) skills.  Able to complete/fill-out written reports, records, and forms.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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