In-Place Machining Company, LLC

Field Machinist - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

Field Machinist

Posted: Saturday, 3/30/2024
About the Role:

Do you like to travel and work in exciting environments? Come work with us! We have done projects domestically and internationally at places like the Hoover Dam, Canadian Coast Guard Ships, Wind Turbines, Journal Surface Repair in Chile, and more! We offer competitive shop and field rates, amazing benefits, and a truly exciting career in Manual Machining!

* ** Positions Available in Multiple Locations: Milwaukee WI, Blue Ash OH, Chesapeake VA, Vancouver WA, San Diego CA***

***When applicable additional pay includes Field Rate, OT, and Weekend, Make up to Six Figures!***


Responsible for basic fixturing, tool set-up, machining, in-process inspection, and final completion of moderately tolerance details (+/- 0.010). Work with machining personnel, field machinists, engineers, and supervisors to plan and execute the most cost-effective method for producing quality parts.

Exhibit and enforce a culture where safety is the first priority!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.
  • Operate basic manual and field machining equipment.
  • Under technical supervision, can perform the following tasks on basic jobs while maintaining tolerance and finish requirements:
  • Field Machining
  • Develop processes, select tooling, and perform setups
  • Under technical supervision, can assist/perform the following tasks:
  • Mobilizations of equipment for basic jobs
  • Demobilizations of basic equipment
  • Repairs and maintenance of basic equipment
  • For basic jobs, develop processes, select tooling, and perform setups
  • Utilize TRACE system for the management and tracking of equipment.
  • Ensure dimensional accuracy and quality workmanship
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as required
  • Provide feedback to improve programs, processes, tooling etc
  • Maintain a safe, orderly, and clean work area
  • Perform shop duties as directed and required.


Experience & Skills
  • Two to three years of progressively responsible related experience. Specifically, this position requires:
  • Experience (2-3 years) with manual and/or field machining
  • Experience with Bridgeport knee mills
  • Experience with manual engine lathes
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints & mechanical drawings
  • Ability to operate manual machining equipment
  • Ability to measure/inspect: lengths, diameters, straightness, flatness, etc
  • Ability to measure using 1-12" O.D. micrometers; 1-12" I.D. micrometers; depth micrometers; height stand and up to 24" vernier micrometers.
  • Ability to perform basic rigging.
  • Ability to perform basic layout and inspections.
  • Knowledge of carbide drills, end mills, inserted cutters, and boring tooling
  • Knowledge of feeds & speeds
  • Knowledge of the machineability of ferrous and non-ferrous materials
  • Knowledge and application of cutting oils
  • Knowledge of tooling insert nomenclature
  • Knowledge of Morse tapers

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to do the following:
  • Occasionally talk or hear
  • Frequently sit, use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls
  • Frequently stand and walk
  • Frequently climb ladders and stairs
  • Frequently stoop, kneel, bend or crouch
  • Frequently lift and/or move physical products (up to 50 lbs)
  • Frequently use portable hand power tools (angle grinder, drill, power hammer, etc.)
  • Respirator fit testing and use may be required
  • Specific vision abilities: include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. These include: forklift traffic, overhead cranes, machining, welding, fumes, airborne particles, moving of mechanical parts and moderate noise. The work is performed indoors in a shop environment or a customer site both indoors and outdoors. Will spend a minimal amount of time outdoors in hot, cold, or otherwise inclement weather during part of the workweek.

Other Requirements
  • OSHA 10
  • Valid driver's license, preferred
  • Successful completion of IPM Overhead Crane Training, required
  • Successful completion of IPM's Forklift Training, required
  • Valid Forklift license, required
  • Travel Time - up to 75% (daily, overnight and weekends)
  • Travel Locations: jobs sites (domestic and international) and company facilities
  • Ability to utilize multiple mobile apps for time sheet entry, travel, expense reporting, etc

In-Place Machining is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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