About Our Organization
: Field System Machining is a specialty machine shop providing on-site machining solutions in power plants, steel mills, aluminum extrusion plants, ships and factories of all kinds. Field System Machining has been in business since 1978. Our machine shop is unique from machine shop job shops in several regards. First, we are an entirely manual machine shop, using manual mills, lathes, grinders, mills, and vertical turret lathes. While many of our machines have numerical controls, many others do not. Secondly, our machinists travel to the job site using portable machine tools and fixtures (which are mostly manufactured in our shop). With Field System Machining you have the opportunity to work 84 hour weeks on the road (about twenty weeks per year) and enjoy the remainder of the year working 40 hour weeks in our South Elgin machine shop. Note: Because our employees, when not on field machining jobs, work in our shop on shop machining projects, fixturing projects and portable machine tool manufacturing projects, we do not employ machinists or welders who live beyond a reasonable commuting distance from our South Elgin shop.
In the field you will work twelve hour shifts, continuously, until the work is completed. Projects typically last five to seven days. All travel expenses are paid by the company. If you are a competent manual machinist, love being a machinist, can single point thread on a manual lathe, can use a steady rest, and can travel when needed--WE WANT YOU!! Starting Salary:
Commensurate with experience and prior earnings history
How to apply:
- Clothing/Uniform Allowance
- Paid travel to field jobs
- Per diem on field jobs
- Private room on field jobs
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Sick Leave
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org More about the job:
Set up and operate mills and lathes to produce precision parts and instruments. Travel to field machining projects where you will work with a team of machinists, using custom portable mills, portable lathes, and portable boring bars to repair in field what cannot be repaired in a machine shop.
- Competent machinists who enjoy travel and like to see a new challenge every week will thrive in our organization.
- Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments such as micrometers and calipers.
- Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, or materials onto machines.
- Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.
- Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
- Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
- Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools to perform precision machining operations.
- Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
- Position and fasten work pieces.
- Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions and to determine need for adjustments or repairs.
- Maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
- Check work pieces to ensure that they are properly lubricated or cooled.
- Lay out, measure, and mark metal stock to display placement of cuts.
- Confer with engineering, supervisory, or manufacturing personnel to exchange technical information.
- Operate equipment to verify operational efficiency.
- Clean and lubricate machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.