Reciprocating Compressor Mechanic

Rotating Machinery Services, Inc.

Houston, TX


Rotating Machinery Services, Inc. is seeking qualified Reciprocating Compressor Mechanic that will perform a variety of mechanical operations / tasks on turbomachinery components and assemblies to ensure compliance with specifications and quality requirements. This position requires experience working on pumps, gearboxes, compressors, and blowers.

The requirements below are the minimum requirements an employee needs to fulfill this position. They are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required for the position.


  • Complete “as received” photo documentation and visual inspection of assemblies and customer furnished spare parts.
  • Disassemble complex rotating equipment and provide written observations of failure modes and condition of “as received” parts.
  • Assist in cleaning and prepping parts for NDT and PMI examination.
  • Perform and document detailed dimensional and runout inspection of all components.
  • Provide written inspection report, to include recommended repairs, and replacement parts needed.
  • Provide written instructions and drawings to other crafts involved in manufacture or repair of components.
  • Perform quality checks on customer furnished, manufactured, and repaired components prior to final assembly.
  • Clean and prep parts for final assembly.
  • Assemble equipment complete per OEM, ASME, API, or customer supplied specification.
  • Document all final sizes, clearances, and documentation to provide customer with a final repair report.
  • Set up and perform hydrotest or pneumatic pressure test, as required, on equipment per customer specifications.
  • Communicate with supervision, crafts, and customers during the inspection and repair process.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of mechanical equipment issues both in-shop and at customer sites
  • Understand and assess the daily operation of various types of equipment including centrifuges, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, conveyors, screw feeders, blowers and pumps.


The requirements below are the minimum requirements an employee needs to fulfill this position. They are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required for the position. 

  • Good organization skills.
  • Knowledge and use of all types of measuring devices.
  • Supply basic mechanics tools and measuring devices required to complete work as assigned.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required.
  • Ability and willingness to work in an environment of constant pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending and other physical activities.
  • Ability and willingness to be in the shop environment a minimum of 8 hours per day, primarily standing and sitting, as required.
  • Ability and willingness to work around and use large propane / acetylene torches.
  • Ability to operate small lifts, pallet jacks and other lifting equipment (training will be provided on our specific equipment, but basic skills are required beforehand).
  • Basic oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer and math skills.
  • Patience, attention to detail, and willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to work on reciprocating compression equipment. 


  • High School Diploma/GED from an accredited school.


  • 5 – 10 years prior industry experience.
  • Previous experience as a millwright required.


Special Information:

  • The position will be based full time, 1st shift at our Downtown Houston facility. 
  • Evening and weekends depending on company needs.
  • Able to understand, read, write, and speak English proficiently.
  • Legal to work in the United States.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, physical and background check.

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required to stand and walk for significant portions of the shift.
  • Ability and willingness to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs., walk, climb, reach, kneel, crawl, and balance.
  • Must be able to use hands for assembly and tool usage.
  • Must not have allergies or issues related to handling metals including aluminum, copper, bronze, and steel.


  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. While the work area may be described as generally clean, safe, and "not loud", there will be machining operations that generate moderate noise and metal particles.  


  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • 401k 
  • Employee Incentive Programs
  • Employee Reimbursement Programs

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RMS Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.