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Machine Operator-San Antonio, Texas
Job#: 6-9-17-SAT
Positions: 1
Posted: 06/18/2018
Job Type: Full Time
Location: US-TX-San Antonio US Pipe Fabrication
Department: Hourlies/Production
Category: Hourly Production
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Full Benefits
Contact: Amy Cesarz
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Job Description

U.S. Pipe Fabrication is the largest independent ductile iron pipe fabricator in the United States. Since our beginning in 1991, it has been our mission to provide the finest fabricated products along with excellent local service across the United States. U.S. Pipe Fabrication has revolutionized the ductile iron pipe fabrication business.

We are currently seeking a machine operator for our San Antonio facility.

Responsible for measuring, threading adjusting flange fit, and facing the flange on a piece of pipe.  Work also includes operation of the machine and a crane to move pipe in and out of machine.

Measures pipe to fabricate pipe proper length.

Places pipe in machine, center the pipe and tighten for work.  After the pipe is in place, the operator will machine a taper into the pipe, and then machine the threads into the pipe.  During this process, the machine operator is responsible for verifying measurements, and thread depth using a micrometer.

After the threads are cut the operator tests the flange to make sure it screws onto the pipe properly.  Adjustments are made to the threads if an issue occurs.  

Applies glue on pipe and flange and use the machine to tighten the flange onto the pipe.

Runs the cutting tool across the surface of the face of the flange to flush fit the flange onto the pipe.    

May assist with shipping, receiving, painting or other duties as needed.


Scope Data/Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Since this is a heavy industrial environment there will be exposure to Fabrication Shop operations.  The employee will be exposed from time to time to the following working conditions:  Extreme Heat and Cold, Noise, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes. 

  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time):  Standing, Walking, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Talking, Seeing, Hearing, Driving and Sitting.
  • When in the Shop Production Area the employee will be required to wear PPE including (steel toed shoes if conducting any work related activity), safety glasses and hearing protection where required.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Traits:  High School diploma or GED is required.  Technical school or training is a plus.  Must have at least one to three years of previous fabrication or manufacturing assembly or production work experience in a fast paced manufacturing or fabrication environment.  Previous machine operator, painting, and operating forklift and/or heavy equipment are desired. Must be able to work overtime as required.

  • Previous machine operator and operating forklift and/or heavy equipment are desired.

  • Must be able to work overtime as desired.

  • Good with math, able to read a tape measure and micrometer.
  • Ability to understand machinery processes
  • High School diploma or GED is preferred.   
  • Consistent attendance, ability to get to work on time, every day
  • Team player, willingness to work when needed, help out and volunteer for extras
  • Positive, enthusiastic and helpful 
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