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Houston, TX

Salary: $16 to $20/hr DOE
Date Posted: January 4, 2019
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 342479

Job Description

Manual Lathe Operator

Pay $16 to $20/hr DOE

Location:290 and Beltway, NW Houston

Working hours:Monday through Friday 7AM to 3:30PM, possible Saturday 7AM to 1PM depending on workload.

You will be performing machining operators on manual lathes with up to 28" swing.

Essental Duties:

Turn the outside diameter of round bars from 2” to 30” diameter both hollow tubes and solid bars; to specific close tolerances; plus/minus 0.005”. Capable of indicating parts in 4-jaw chucks on hollow spindle and engine lathes. Capable of aligning to the internal bore of parts by wall thickness testing and offsetting part; OD/ID concentric turning. Able to machine contours, bevels and angles per prints or instructions. Read and understand blueprints. Select tool holders and carbide tool geometry plus carbide grades to machine all types of materials including incoloy and inconel grades. Working use of O.D. and I.D. micrometers as well as T-mike wall thickness testers. Able to use additional measuring equipment and calculate math equations. Capable of setting machine parameters to achieve surface finish requirements on materials and optimum use of carbide tools.

Additional Requirements: Must have complete set of hand tools plus indicators, measuring rules and tapes; OD and ID micrometers are available for use by Dow Machine. Employee owned 0”-6” OD micrometers helpful

Experience Required: GED or High school diploma. Machine shop and/or lathe trade school helpful.  4-years manual lathe experience operating medium to large lathes.

Benefits: Paid Holidays and Vacation/Rental Uniforms available after 90-days

Shift Hours: 7:00A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday and Saturdays till 1 pm depending on workload.                                     

To apply go online at or call 832 604-2255 for more information!