Manual Machinist in Odessa, TX at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is currently seeking a Manual Machinist for an international titanium alloy supplier. The main focus of this role is to operate a manual lathe machine.

Company Details:  Leading domestic and international titanium allow supply company. Precision focus on quality and compliance with various international, federal, and industry standards, including ISO, SAE, Nadcap, and other third party accreditation.

Shift: Monday-Friday Daylight, OT needed, on average 50 hours a week.

Additional Aspects/Perks:  Strong career growth potential, as this organization provides a lot of hands-on experience in many different environments

Primary Duties: 

  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T).

  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices; trimming heads.

  • Loads feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.

  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample work pieces; adhering to international standards.

  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.

  • Maintains equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.

  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Knowledge of tolerance interpretations and able to read all aspects of machine drawings.


  • High School Diploma required
  • Additional technical training a plus
  • Must have own tools and have experience hollow spindle lathe.
  • 3+ years of experience as a manual machinist, experience with tooling with emphasis on API-7 Q1 threading.
  • Requires working knowledge of controls and instrumentation, conceptual skills, functional and technical skills, attention to detail, good verbal communication skills, ability to use good judgment and understanding of supply management.
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends and holidays as needed

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.


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