Southwest Research Institute
November 12, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Who We Are:

Join the Applied Power Division as a Machinist/Sr. Machinist and support teams of Engineers, Scientists, and Analysts on diverse and exciting projects machining components made from a variety of materials. As a member of our team, you will expand your knowledge while learning from others.

Objectives of this Role:

  • Manufacture high-quality, tight-tolerance parts to positively impact successful project deliverables.
  • Work independently and closely with other staff to perform various tasks.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing of high-quality, tight-tolerance parts working from complicated drawings with direction.
  • Inspect parts for manufacturing defects and adherence to tolerances.
  • Operate various manufacturing equipment such as waterjet, CO2 laser and fiber laser.
  • Heat treat various metals.
  • Apply familiarity of basic machine tool operations and machining processes.
  • Move materials and equipment as required for work operations.
  • Monthly responsibilities include equipment maintenance as required along with keeping a clean and organized workspace.
  • Practice proper safety procedures of machine equipment and wear PPE daily.
  • Assisting with general administrative duties include ordering parts, tooling and materials as needed to support various projects.
  • Operate mechanical fabrication equipment, including presses, grinders, saws, hand tools and power tools.
  • Painting and powder coating a variety of surfaces like aluminum, ferrous metal, electrical parts, and other similar equipment.


  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Machinist certifications preferred and/or related AS degree is preferred
  • 2-10 years: Machining precision parts from complicated drawings and verbal descriptions. Fundamental knowledge of all machine tools and machining processes
  • Familiarity of current CAD/CAM such as Esprit/Mastercam applications and the ability to address basic machine parameter adjustments is require
  • Must be willing to provide support in fieldwork
  • Experience with powder coating and automotive painting processes or an interest in learning
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office programs required; such as Word, Excel.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Requirements:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

For more information about this division, visit the Applied Power home page.

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

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