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Job: Field Machinist, Hawthorne Cat, San Diego, CA

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Job title:
Field Machinist
Job location:
San Diego, CA  92127 United States
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Job Description


Perform rebuild and repair machining work as required.  Repair or rebuild worn and failed parts requiring welding reconstruction and/or machining.




  • Ability to set up machines and run the machining job.
  • Perform re-boring, rebuilding, resurfacing, magna-fluxing and grinding as needed.
  • Complete assigned jobs to meet flat rate times with minimal to no rework.
  • Write service reports that accurately document repairs performed on a daily basis.
  • Maintain company equipment – keep in good clean orderly condition.
  • Work safely at all times.  Adhere to all applicable safety policies.  Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.
  • Machined parts are within specified tolerances.
  • Follow contamination control and OSHA/MSHA rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as directed by lead or field service supervisor
  • Qualifications


  • Maintain quality work standards.
  • Set up and operate equipment as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Comprehend and interpret sketches and diagrams
  • Operate stripping and finishing machines 
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Travel to remote locations as needed.
  • Keep records, provide data and submit reports
  • Weld structural components as needed.
  • Work within and promote corporate values.


  • In-depth knowledge of general machining equipment. CNC and mechanical.
  • Extensive prior experience in welding and machining.
  • Appropriate manner, conduct, and grooming adhere to company policy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to maintain consistent attendance.


  • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Must have a valid California Driver's License with good record. Class B is required.
  • Minimum of 6 months related experience
  • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Walking and moving about on foot often through uneven terrain.
  • Hands/arms operating equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Lifting: up to 50 lbs. daily, frequent exertion. Raises or lowers miscellaneous equipment parts and tools.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  • Handling: Works with hands
  • Reaching: Extends hands and arms in any direction.
  • Standing: Remains in standing position if required for certain repair or maintenance work.
  • Climbing: In and out of equipment.
  • Talking: Communications by radio, phone, in writing and in person.
  • Sitting: Sits in equipment and in vehicles.
  • Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at knees or waist.
  • Hearing: Hears well enough to discern mechanical problems for safety in and around shop and construction sites and to receive communication by radio, phone and in person.
  • Laying: Lies in prone position under vehicles and equipment.


    WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    Hawthorne Cat® is an Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

    (Job number: 3888167)
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