Dresser-Rand Company

Returning Candidate?



US-LA-Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Operations - Field - Production
Position Level 
Individual Contributor

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Position Overview/Summary

The Journeyman machinist will utilize manual lathes, mills, and grinders to fabricate and repair various components of D-R and non D-R reciprocating and rotating compressors. Ensure that all projects are completed safely, correctly and meet or surpass all customer expectations. Follow and promote all safety and quality directives in support of Dresser-Rand’s commitment to being the industry’s premier service provider to our clients.


This position is located in Gonzales, LA as the shop has moved from Baton Rouge, LA.

Position Qualifications (Required and Preferred)


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3-5 years of job related experience or completion of Basic Machining Technical Training
  • Ability and knowledge with utilizing standard inspection and precision measurement instruments.
  • Must possess experience in the reading of equipment drawings and possess basic math skills.
  • Provide personal tooling and measuring instruments required for general machine shop use.
  • Above average written & verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare factual job reports and/or sketches of work performed.



  • Experience with Horizontal boring machines and cylindrical grinders
  • Basic computer and software skills. (MS Word and Excel) a plus

Position Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide knowledge and varied manual machining capabilities utilizing general machining and safe work practices.
  • Machining of new or repaired machinery components (Including detailed set ups and machining maintaining tolerances up to .0005”)
  • Performs minor mechanical and assembly work.
  • Keeps equipment, tooling, and work area clean, orderly and secure.
  • Prepare factual job reports and/or sketches of work performed
  • Operate multiple manual machine tools including but not limited to standard lathes, mills and surface grinders
  • Strong familiarization with all common industry safety practices and procedures.
  • Utilization of proper PPE during all phases of machining operations.

Dresser-Rand is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.