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Machinist - Core - Full Time - La Porte (TX)United States


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Join our RES_AME team within Rotating Equipment Services division in United States as Machinist - Core to help us take TURBO SERVICES to the next level. 




Working hours will be determined by work load and shift coverage needs.  Typically, Day Shift starts at 5:00AM and ends between 1:30PM and 5:00PM;

Night Shift will start between 3:30PM and 5:00PM and will end between 12:00AM and 5:00AM.


In this role you will be accountable for:


  • Observe Company Safety Policy and Procedures; follow and support all STS Safety Policies and ISO Procedures
  • Complete all documentation pertaining to the work assignment
  • Train new hires or engineers associated with the project being worked on
  • Work closely and clearly communicate with the other departments, Machine personnel, Supervisor, and Leads
  • Capable of operating all machines in the shop (including large mills, lathes, stripping machine, peening machine, tool post grinders, and other equipment)
  • Operating a machine consists of:
    1. Able to lift large, heavy equipment using the crane or spreader bar setup when required
    2. Operate manual and automatic feeds to 0.0002” as required for final cuts
    3. Operate machine to make complex angle cuts and threading where multiple speeds and feeds are required
  • Complete assigned jobs start to finish with little or no supervision.  This includes the ability to perform the following:
    1. Perform intermediate trigonometry to help determine tooling required to machine the peart and best matching method
    2. Read blue prints, drawings and sketches that may be required intermediate math and problems solving skills to calculate dimensions note specified on print
  • Help maintain equipment, this includes the following:
    1. Check / Add oil
    2. Clean machine after each shift
    3. Place tooling in correct location and organize
    4. Dispose of and properly document left over machining stock (New Parts, Met Samples)
  • Q.C. all manufactured parts prior to removing from machine and informing the Department Supervisor of the following items:
    1. When/If item is deburred
    2. Once dimensions are verified per print
    3. Alert Supervisor if there are any discrepancies
    4. Steps required before part is complete
  • Remain physically active from start of shift to end of shift, including, but is not limited to:
    1. Sweeping
    2. Cleaning area
    3. Organize tooling
    4. Operating Machine
    5. Organize project parts
  • Planning –Work with Department Supervisor to develop a machine plan:
    1. Determine what tools will be required prior to starting the machine process
  • Be on the job site and in your assigned work area at the scheduled time
  • Keep work area clean and well organized during all phases of the project
  • Have an maintain ability to use and operate the overhead cranes, torches, grinders and forklifts
  • Maintain LEAN objectives within the department
  • Must follow the STS dress code and maintain a professional appearance at all times
  • Maintain accurate time sheets on a daily basis
  • Complete company-required training programs
  • Use PPE as identified in risk assessments or other related safety documents.
  • Do not undertake activities that have not been risk assessed, or where an assessment is not available or understood.
  • Report any instances of spillage, uncontrolled exposure or other related safety issues to their line manager.
  • Ensure the correct use of waste segregation facilities and the efficient use of natural resources and raw materials.
  • Have the required tools to perform their expected tasks


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Have experience working with turbo machinery as a machinist 
  • Must be able to work overtime when necessary
  • Must be able to use precision measuring instruments
  • Comply with the requirements of risk assessments and safety procedures.


Your benefits: 

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • 15 Paid Time Off (PTO) Days
  • Medical, dental, vision, life & disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program


Location: We are based in La Porte (TX).  

About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2020, our 15’000 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.3 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

Rotating Equipment Services

Through a network of over 100 service sites around the world, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment, but also all associated third-party rotating equipment run by our customers, maximizing its sustainability and life cycle cost-effectiveness. Our technology-based solutions, fast execution and expertise in complex maintenance projects are available at our customers’ doorsteps. www.sulzer.com

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