Manual Machinist

IOS, an L.B. Foster Company - Watford City, ND (30+ days ago)

L.B. Foster's wholly owned subsidiary, Inspection Oilfield Services (IOS), provides inspection and tubular integrity management services for the upstream oil and gas industry. Services include non-destructive testing, inspection, and other asset integrity services such as repair and threading for OCTG and drill tools. Inspection and testing of these products, which include replaceable and reusable products such as casing, production tubing, drill pipe, directional motors, drill collars, and related equipment, is a critical preventative measure to ensure personnel and well-site safety, enhance efficiency, and avoid costly equipment failures and well-site shutdowns. The Company offers these services in every major oil and gas producing region throughout the United States

At L.B. Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability and safety. This culture is built on the quality of our workforce and a positive attitude toward continuous improvement, working in a safe environment and customer service.

We are currently seeking a Manual Machinist to add to our Watford City, ND location.

Manual Machinist

  • Understand tool offsets to make adjustments in proven part programs.
  • Accurately interpret engineering drawings.
  • Clean and maintain machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter.
  • Possess a HIGH attention to detail as well as the ability to adapt to the ever changing tooling technology.
  • Selection of appropriate tools for optimum accuracy and efficient processing of parts.
  • Understanding of feeds and speeds, depths of cuts and cutting tool geometry.
  • Follows safety guidelines and procedures established by the company.
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Perform other related duties assigned by management.

Desired Skills –

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to understand written correspondence and work instructions in English.
  • Self-starter able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and occasional long hours.
  • Ability to use measurement devices such as tape measures, micrometers, calipers and scales
  • Basic knowledge of machine maintenance, preventative maintenance and basic machine repair a plus.

In return, we offer an opportunity to build a solid career with competitive compensation and a very attractive benefits package, including health care coverage on the first of the month after hire and a market-leading 401(k) program.

If you meet the qualifications and would like to be considered for this position, please apply online at


Job Type: Full-time


  • Manual Machining: 3 years