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Manual Milling and Lathe Machinist

Location: Indiana, PA, United States
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Who We Are:  

IPS opened its doors in 2007 to become the industry's leading service provider, offering single-source electromechanical and power management solutions to enhance the reliability of critical infrastructure. Today, IPS has the industry's largest network of remanufacturing locations, distribution centers, and field service offices across North America and the United Kingdom, serving over 30,000 customer locations across a wide range of end uses, including power generation, utilities, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, air separation, oil and gas, metals, mining, paper, aggregates, cement, hospitals, universities, commercial buildings, and data centers. 

IPS offers excellent career growth opportunities and is expanding its talented workforce to meet rising demand. By joining IPS, you'll learn from industry experts and discover your potential while being part of a team committed to our shared values: Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability, Customer Focus, and Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Responsibilities and Expectations: 

We are looking for a skilled Manual Milling and Lathe Machinist to join our team. As a team member for IPS, you will apply innovative, analytical, and problem-solving skills, have strong attention to detail, and customer focus to repair industrial AC/DC electric motors, generators, gearboxes and related equipment while supporting our continuous improvement process culture.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Operate conventional manual machining tools including engine lathes, horizontal lathes, milling machines, grinders, drilling machines, and related equipment
  • Safely use overhead, gantry cranes, lift trucks, and associated lift rigging
  • Perform mechanical measurements using portable mechanical instruments such as dial indicators, micrometers, and portable vibration measurement equipment. Including measurement of shaft run-out.
  • Machine and fabricate parts using engine lathes, grinders, and drill presses
  • Draw accurate prints for parts needing to be fabricated 
  • Diagnose incoming units, disassemble, repair, assemble, and prepare items for shipment.
  • Perform mechanical rebuilds on rotating apparatus repairs like electric motors, pumps, and fans.
  • Measure and record data using calipers, dial indicators, micrometers, and vibration meters.
  • Use multi-meters, meggers, Baker instruments, and measure winding resistance, RTD and heater resistances, and mechanical fits and clearances.
  • Adhere to our shop safety policies
  • Participate in daily operations discussions on customer products.


Qualifications and Competencies: 

  • At least 2 years related experience using manual machining equipment, or equivalent education and experience preferred
  • Ability to read micrometer measuring equipment
  • Motor shop, machine shop, tool & die stamping, or oil field experience preferred 
  • Ability to operate manual lathes of various sizes and dimensions
  • Ability to operate metalizing equipment
  • Ability to work with tolerances of +/- .001 
  • Ability to perform basic math functions
  • Ability to understand, perform, and retain various job-related training, operational, and safety procedures
  • Welding and fabrication experience preferred
  • 1-5 years of AC/DC motor experience preferred.
  • Self-starter and highly motivated person.
  • Work overtime and weekends as required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, and bend for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, and carry items up to 50 lbs.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • On-the-job training
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Safety shoe & glasses reimbursement
  • And more!

IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.



Special Accommodations: If you require assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with IPS, please contact us at [email protected]. Please note that this email is to be used for accommodation requests, not general employment inquiries.