Powell Valves

Columbia , SC

Manual Machinists

Powell Valves
Columbia, SC Full-time
Posted on November 3, 2019


  • Set up and operate a variety of machines to produce/modify precision parts. Includes applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.
  • Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments such as  micrometers.
  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and  instruments such as micrometers and vernier calipers.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic machine tools and many specialized or advanced variation tools in order to perform precision machining operations.
  • Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and  materials onto machines.
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.
  • Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Determine causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Time Management of one's own time and the time of others.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • The ability to adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions quickly and  repeatedly.
  • All other duties as assigned.


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  • High School diploma and 5-10 years machining experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot on the spot
  • Can assist QC in determining control dimensions to be charted.
  • Communicated effectively with team members as well as management.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized.


  • Required to stand for extended periods. Ability to stand, bend, stoop, lift and walk.  Maximum unassisted lift is 30 pounds. The proper PPE is required.


  • Working in a manufacturing environment in a safe manner for employee, employees,  product and machinery. Factory is not climate controlled.