Machinist III

Oil States Piper Valve

Houma, LA

Oil States Skagit SMATCO recognizes that our employees are our greatest asset and we offer employee programs that enrich and protect our employees. With new industry challenges, our employees will help Oil States Industries carry on its tradition of developing and providing technologically advanced products and solutions. Be part of what’s next!

Oil States Skagit SMATCO is currently looking for qualified candidates for the position of Machinist III in Houma, Louisiana.


Accurately and efficiently performs diversified tasks relating to the set up and operation of manual and CNC machines to machine parts, some complex in nature, according to prints and other specifications.


  • Efficiently operate all lathes, vertical boring mills, horizontal drilling and boring machines and maintain close and exact tolerances to produce quality parts to specifications. This includes hole drilling, layout procedures, and all indexing work. 
  • Inspect machined part for proper dimensions and perform any final finishing.
  • Assemble required tools; set up machine, check material and load.
  • Routinely inspect machines and perform any necessary minor repairs and maintenance duties.
  • Keep work area clean.
  • Produce high quality work in an efficient manner.
  • Keep aware of inventory on necessary shop tooling and inserts.
  • Stay updated on new tooling technology.


  • Provide instruction to junior machinists.
  • Process appropriate paperwork.
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience, operating CNC and manual machines, in a related industry.
  • Capable of accurate micrometer work up to 90-inches diameter.
  • Ability to read blueprints and technical charts.
  • Advanced mathematical and measurement computations applicable to the craft.
  • Excellent verbal and reading skills.
  • Must have extensive and thorough working knowledge on CNC and manual lathes and horizontal & vertical boring mill.
  • Ability to program CNC machines on shop floor. 


  • Pushing/pulling, walking, kneeling, bending, carrying, reaching and prolonged standing.
  • Lifting requirement of 45 pounds.
  • Withstand a non-climate-controlled environment at times.