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Machine Operator- Night Shift

Company: NOV, Inc.
Location: Conroe
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Who Are We?

National Oilwell Varco is a leading supplier of drilling products around the world. We are a Fortune 500 company with a global HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) program and a strong commitment to the safety of our employees. Our products are used by major Energy and Service companies to drill and complete oil & gas wells all across the globe.

Where Are We?

We are located at 500 Conroe Park West Dr, Conroe, TX 77303.

What Do We Do Here?

Our Conroe Facility produces downhole products for drilling activities in North America. Our plant has high demand and is operating 24/7 to produce these products for our customers. To meet the demand for our products, we provide employees with an air-conditioned environment, highly organized and clean 300,000 SQ. ft. fabrication facility, new CNC Machines (Mazak, Mori Sieke, DMG Mori, Weiler, etc.), and a strong safety program designed to ensure our team goes home safe to their families after every shift.

What is the Team Like?

At NOV and at our 500 Conroe Park West location, we recognize the value of people. Building strong work relationships is key to keeping talented, reliable, and loyal employees. That's why we work hard to ensure our team feels appreciated for their hard work. Collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability are core concepts for our success.

What's the Job Like?


  • Prepare materials for molding, welding, machining, or forging.
  • Set up and operate machines, such as lathes, millers, grinders, presses, drills, or auxiliary machines.
  • Set up for and coat/paint manufactured parts or assemblies per specifications.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice bit materials.
  • Set up, operate, or tend furnace machines to melt materials for molds and forms.
  • Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.
  • Read blueprints or job orders to determine product specifications and tooling instructions and to plan operational sequences.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Change worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools or brushes, using hand tools.
  • Set machine stops or guides to specified lengths as indicated by scales, rules, or templates.
  • Select the proper coolants and lubricants and start their flow.
  • Remove burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpieces, using files, hand grinders, wire brushes, or power tools.
  • Start machines and turn handwheels or valves to engage feeding, cooling, and lubricating mechanisms.
  • Move controls or mount gears, cams, or templates in machines to set feed rates and cutting speeds, depths, and angles.
  • Instruct other workers in machine set-up and operation as requested or needed.
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, lengths of strokes, feed rates, or speeds.
  • Extract or lift jammed pieces from machines, using fingers, wire hooks, or lift bars.
  • Measure and mark reference points and cutting lines on workpieces, using traced templates, compasses, and rules.
  • Read and comprehend blueprint on work piece.
  • Make setups and adjustments to assure proper alignment of parts.
  • Check and inspect work for conformity to specifications using precision measuring instruments.
  • Assemble mechanical equipment using hand, power and pneumatic tools.
  • Read, interpret and understand work orders and schematics.
  • Recognize discrepant materials and request replacements in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • High School diploma or GED.
      Who's Going to be Successful in this Job?
      • Someone hungry for hours - must be able to work a 40 hour week with up to 20 hours overtime if needed.
      • Be able to work any shift needed.
      • Able to work weekends.
      • Timely decision making.
      • Follow work instructions as outlined.
      • Ability to take instructions without taking offense
      • Ability to work collaboratively with a team for a common goal
      • Dependable attendance is a must as a courtesy to the team and a requirement for the job.
        Why Would I Want to Join the Team?
        • Competitive Wages &
        • Opportunity to Join the NOV Team which provides:
          • Opportunities for Professional & Personal Growth and Learning
          • Great Health & Wellness Benefits
          • Rich Vacation, Sick & Holiday Pay Programs
            NOV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are given consideration for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Keywords: NOV, Inc., Conroe , Machine Operator- Night Shift, Other , Conroe, Texas

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