Job Description

About Westlake Pipe & Fittings

Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. Westlake Pipe & Fittings supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok® spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building A Better Foundation. To learn more, visit the website at


We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork.  A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences.  We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement. 


  • Benefits Effective Day 1
  • Med, Den, Vision, 401k (4% match), Annual Retirement Contribution (2%), Life & AD&D
  • Paid Vacation
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program
  • Opportunity for Advancement

Summary: Operate conventional machine shop equipment while building, repairing and preparing injection mold tooling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position reports directly to and will receive direction from the Machine Shop Supervisor.

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Operates and maintains all conventional machine shop equipment (lathe, milling machine, drill press, etc.)
  • Reviews drawings, instructions, blueprints or samples to ensure accurate work
  • Takes precise measurements for cutting or shaping
  • Selects appropriate machine and settings for a given task
  • Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment
  • Monitor machine while working to adjust the feed, maintain temperature and identify issues
  • Completing checklists for apprentices and Mold Polishers
  • Sharpening cutters, drills, sprue cutters
  • Identifies need for and performs machine maintenance and minor repairs
  • Maintains a safe and clean workstation
  • Completing work assigned in accordance with verbal instructions and asking questions for clarity when needed
  • Completing work within required time
  • Tracer lathe threading
  • Trouble shoot injection mold problems and tooling issues (example: part flashing)
  • Responding to and providing solutions for tooling issues causing production downtime
  • Calculating tooling stack up from dimensions referenced on engineering drawings
  • Making new cutters from raw material
  • Maintain accurate record of work activity and time
  • Performing all other duties as assigned by supervision or management.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None


  • Certificate of completion from an accredited machine shop or tool and die vocational school preferred.
  • Excellent coordination and mechanical skills
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and safety
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in math
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of metal properties and other material

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent and Trade School certification preferred. Minimum of 2 years machine shop experience in a machine shop.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend sufficient English to follow work instructions and engineering drawings. Must be able to communicate well verbally with others.

Mathematical Skills: Basic mathematical skills and a solid understanding of engineering drawings/tolerances is required.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to resolve complex problems.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must be able to meet requirements for a forklift license.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, climb, and operate equipment.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Exposure to noise, grease, coolants, metal and aluminum shavings, grinder dust, oil/dust, and motorized industrial vehicles.

Application Instructions

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