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Machinist - Vertical Turret Lathe

14 September 2018


Manual Machinist - Bullard Vertical Turret Lathe
Houston, TX

Seeking mechanically inclined Manual Machinists who are interested in a great opportunity to join a revamped and growing machine shop in North Houston.


  • Obtain fixtures, set-up tools, parts, and supplies intended for Manual Vertical Turret Lathe (VTL).
  • Operate machines to remove material to achieve required dimensions prior to the application of coatings, to finish coatings, or to establish part features.
  • Perform finishing operations when required, such as deburring, tapping, honing, and bench work.
  • Follow both written and verbal work instructions, use approved gages and tools to inspect parts to determine required material removal.
  • May be required to participate in repair development projects for new programs or repair development of new repairs of existing programs.


  • One-year machining experience on one, all, or a combination of; set up and operation of: Vertical Turret Lathes (VTL); Horizontal Boring Mills (HBM); Manual VTL; Vertical Grinders; Horizontal Grinders; Horizontal Engine Lathe; Vertical Grinders and Horizontal Grinders.
  • Set-up experience with tooling, fixtures with the ability to follow instructions per technical drawings or work instructions.
  • Technical high school diploma, machinist trade school, or equivalent work experience.
  • General bench skills such as use of hand-held power tools, files, assembly and disassembly.

Must be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website