Manual Machinist

Position: Manual Machinist

Pay: $22.21 - $34.68 per hour, depending on experience
Location: St. Louis, MO

Business: IPEG

Segment: Pumps & Motor Technologies

(IPEG) is a distributor, service and repair company offering industrial, commercial, sanitary and municipal products and services. Services include Industrial Pumps and Process Equipment, Motion Control Products, Industrial Valves, Industrial Filters, Commercial Building Products and Services, Sanitary Products and Services, Municipal Products and Services. IPEG has supplied customers with liquid, air and vacuum handling equipment and solutions for more than 60 years.

The Pump Motor Technology group is currently comprised of 14 companies spread throughout the United States and still growing! Our aim is to be the primary source for rotating equipment and process equipment solutions in the industrial and municipal markets. The PMT group prides itself on providing a complete solution for the ever-expanding pump and motor industry.

The PMT group represents some of the most reputable brand names in the fluid handling, pump distribution, water/wastewater treatment and fabrication industry. Our unparalleled service capabilities, whether in-house or field service, provide each customer with the problem solving and product knowledge to stand by our claim : we service what we sell.

Just as there are multiple components for an effectively running pump, it takes a team working together to be a success. A diverse range of talent resides in the Pump Motor Technology group, including engineers, inside and outside sales personnel, machinists, winders, pump and motor repair technicians, field service technicians, electricians, welders, millwrights, and more. Do you want to be part of a team in an industry that keeps America running? Join us today!

As a Manual Machinist, you will run manual machines, including conventional open face lathes, Bridgeport mills, grinders, drill presses and other shop equipment, to recreate parts made-to-order, replace parts of machinery, or perform cleaning and preventative maintenance on those specialized machines in the shop. You perform the set-up, adjustments, and operation of manual machinery. You will interface with the design team or other engineers and the customer to make sure all specifications are being met. Primary hours for this role will be 7am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Run manual machines including conventional open face lathes, Bridgeport mills, grinders, drill presses and other shop equipment.
  • Ensure equipment is effectively utilized to efficiently accomplish all work.
  • Complete shop orders with the highest quality standard.
  • Interpret job specification blueprints and job orders to determine machine adjustment and material requirements; will work from drawings and manufacturing routers to produce parts in accordance with specifications.
  • Ensure daily production data, labor and quality recording is accurately compiled and reported daily.
  • Continuously improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Perform deburring operations on machined parts.
  • Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunctions.
  • Performs complete preventative maintenance of machines.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and follow all safety requirements.
  • Responsible for keeping equipment and work area clean and orderly.

  • The ability to set up and operate manual lathe and Bridgeport mills is required.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 3+ years related experience and/or training.
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints, drawing or other specification and work in 10th of thousands.
  • Ability to machine various materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless, and specialty alloys.
  • Ability to use inspection tools such as micrometers, calipers, bore gages, height gage, electronic gages as well as hard go/no go gauging.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical processes to execute machine settings and corrective actions.

Bonus Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of PC and ability to use Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, & Outlook) and help other with these tasks
  • Experience using Hoist and Cranes
  • Ability to work on electrical components
  • Knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) Systems and Programs

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to cutting fluids, cleaning fluids and the associated fumes from those fluids.

At OTC Industrial Technologies, we believe that our employees are our greatest strength. Through investment in our people and growth from within, we believe in providing you with a wide variety of opportunities to accelerate your career potential as you help us drive change to move our business forward.

For over 60 years, employing and developing the best-in-class talent has been at the forefront of our success. By coupling our teams' hands-on experience with a wide range of products from top vendors, we provide customers with the best quality products and technical application expertise and services at the lowest possible costs.

Working with OTC Industrial Technologies is perfect for purpose driven individuals who are motivated to be part of an exciting transformational company.

Perks of Working with OTC Industrial Technologies:
As part of the OTC family, you'll enjoy competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan - Additionally, we offer paid time off, short-and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, tuition assistance, and Employee Assistance Program. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.