Machinist (Midland)

Date: Aug 15, 2019

Location: Midland, Texas, US, 79706

Company: Basic Energy Services

Position Overview: Responsible for performing various machining operations, including various types of set-up and operation of a variety of machines such as lathes, mills, precision grinders, etc. to perform diversified machining operations in accordance with engineering drawings, specifications, or other forms of instruction.


Reports to: Maintenance Shop Supervisor


Directs Reports: None


Major duties:

  • Under direct supervision, uses a variety of precision hand tools, grinders, drill presses, hydraulic presses, saws and other machines to repair parts and field operations equipment according to required specifications
  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines
  • Performs daily and regular cleaning and light preventive maintenance tasks on machinery, maintaining a safe, clean work area
  • Complies with all company policies and safety regulations at all times
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Skills


  • 1- 2 years’ experience in machine shop environment
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen
  • Basic mechanical aptitude attained through supervised apprenticeship
  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete assigned tasks with minimal re-work
  • Regular punctual attendance as scheduled
  • Must be able to read and understand written and oral instructions, safety documents, procedural manuals and engineering drawings
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of personnel in a courteous and professional manner
  • Must have strong work ethic



  • High school diploma (or successful completion of equivalency)
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English)
  • LEAN manufacturing experience


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, grasp or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk; hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. (Proper lifting techniques required.)


Typical working conditions and hazards:

Work hours will be determined by facility management to meet the needs of the business and may require overtime.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The temperatures in the plant can be extreme.  The noise level is usually quite loud. Safety glasses are required at all times.  Ear protection is strongly encouraged.  Hard hats may occasionally be required. May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one station to another, during the assembly process



  • This is a safety sensitive position.  However, essential mental alertness requirements, which include the following, are required to be met as part of the essential job functions, and must be met by Basic Energy Services applicants and current employees. To be considered and eligible for hire, each and every applicant and employee must:
    1. Work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner
    2. Have, display & maintain the ability to perform tasks involving high levels of cognitive function and judgment
    3. Not be mentally or physically impaired from any cause, that can adversely affect an employee’s ability to safely and completely perform the duties of the position
    4. Have, display & maintain the ability to work in an unfatigued state
    5. Have, display & maintain the ability to accurately gauge lengths of time and distance
    6. Have, display & maintain the ability to quickly store and recall instructions in one’s short term memory
    7. Have, display & maintain the ability to concentrate
    8. Have, display & maintain the ability to cope with sudden changes in surrounding and/or emergency situations and/or alarms
    9. Have, display & maintain, demonstrated caring, committed and concerned attitude about safety


If any applicant and/or employee is not able to meet these requirements immediately and indefinitely, said applicant and/or employee may not be eligible for employment, re-employment, or promotional opportunities, and may be subject to termination if it is determined that said applicant or employee is determined to be impaired, by following the Company’s reasonable suspicion training, and process.

Reach your full potential.

Basic offers interesting and challenging opportunities for dynamic individuals who want to be part of the exciting oilfield services industry. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value and individual contributions of every employee.

  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Benefits programs
  • Training
  • Performance-based financial rewards


Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Environment

Nearest Major Market: Midland

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, Machinist, Industrial, Engineering, Manufacturing, Bilingual

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