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Machinist (Sr/I/II)

Northern Natural Gas Clifton, KS Hourly Wage, $22.88 - $35.67



Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function)

This position is responsible for performing highly skilled, precise duplication and fabrication of original parts from drawings, prints or models by programming and operating computer numerically controlled machine tools and operating manually controlled machines in a timely manner with no intervention to meet the needs of Northern's field operations as well as contracted external customers to assure optimum availability, quality and efficiency in a safe manner and/or combining machining skills and mechanical knowledge required to successfully analyze work required to refurbish mechanical assemblies, determine and develop the required processes needed, and implement the plan successfully.

Typical Duties

Fully participate in the Northern Natural Gas Safety Program.

Perform high precision tasks within time expectations while working with and around machinery with rotating and sliding mechanical components, sharp tools and heavy parts safely. (20-25%)

Analyze part or part drawing to determine the safest and most efficient process to produce work piece within required time and tolerance expectations. (15-20%)

Program and setup Computer Numerically Controlled lathes and mills to safely and efficiently produce parts within required time and tolerance expectations. (15-20%)

Setup and operate manually controlled machine tools to safely and efficiently produce parts within required time and tolerance expectations. (10-15%)

Measure parts and produce sketches or drawings in such detail as to allow the accurate duplication of the part. (5-10%)

Disassemble and inspect mechanical assemblies to determine the need for repair and method to use. (5-10%)

Recondition and assemble mechanical components safely and efficiently to meet safety, tolerance, and mechanical performance within time expectations. (5-10%)

Develop and create jigs and special tools as required to complete work safely and within time expectations. (5-10%)

Maintain proper machine shop inventory level of materials and supplies to perform routine and emergency jobs. (2-5%)

Maintain machine shop equipment in proper operating condition as required. (2-5%)

Maintain historical records on all completed jobs using maintenance job tickets and logs of jobs completed. (2-5%)

Estimate the cost for performing machining shop work/projects. (2-5%)

Coordinate with the user the proposed cost, scheduling and work completion. (2-5%)

Inspect all finished work completed by machinist IIs and machinists to ensure such work meets or exceeds required specifications. (5%)

Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0¿5%) 




Associate's degree in machining, mechanical or related technical field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically three years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess an Associate's degree).

Five or more years of related highly complex machinist experience.

Must have a high degree of competency and mastery of the following equipment: program and operate Computer Numerically Controlled lathes, vertical milling machines, horizontal boring mills, and power band saw; precision lapping machine; cylindrical and horizontal spindle grinder; manual milling machines; manual engine lathes; hydraulic press; radial arm drills and drill press; arbor press; precision measurement devices (Micrometer, gauge blocks); and specialized hand tools.

Must have a high degree of competency and mastery of the application of machining skills and mechanical knowledge as it relates to the reconditioning of assemblies and components such as oil pumps, water pumps, turbine components, and reciprocating engine and compressor components.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Must be able to effectively utilize applicable company software and Microsoft Office programs.

Musts be able to identify work priorities, meet deadlines and function with little or no supervision.

Position will work 6:00am to 4:30pm, with a future transition to 4:30pm to 2:30am.

Effectively perform high tolerance work in a hot, noisy environment within time expectations.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.

Must be willing to work overtime on short notice when required to meet production deadlines.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Full-time Employee
Date Posted March 22, 2024
Date Closes May 21, 2024
Start Date July 1, 2022
Requisition 2200667
Located In Clifton, KS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $22.88 - $35.67
Shift Custom
SOC Category 51-4041.00 Machinists
Zipcode 66937
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