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Blanchard Machinery Diesel/ Heavy Equipment - Field Service Machinist in West Columbia, South Carolina

The Field Machinist/Welder is responsible for fabricating and repairing components in the field and shop sites.

Blanchard Machinery Company is committed to fostering a high-performance work culture with challenging work opportunities that inspire high quality results. Some of the benefits of joining our team are:

  • Competitive Pay.

  • Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401K, profit sharing, generous PTO and paid holidays, uniforms, and much more.

  • Exposure to world-class CAT training and development.

  • A friendly and supportive work environment.

  • Continuous exposure to learning and new technologies

  • Opportunities for advancement

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Maintenance and operation of a variety of field machining equipment, including services such as pipe beveling and cutting, line boring, flange facing, among other creative applications.

  • Read prints, viewing dimensions and samples to repair and/or assemble metal parts.

  • Assemble all components with the help of power and hand tools.

  • Re-machine parts to repair and maintains critical dimensions.

  • Use stationary and portable boring equipment and machine tools as well as multiple other types of tooling to meet specific job needs.

  • Aligning gear cases and motors.

  • Heat treating parts as required.

  • Testing the hardness of materials.

  • Demonstrate the ability to use N.D.T (Magnetic particle and die penetrant).

  • Inspects completed work to determine structural soundness and fit to mechanical part.

  • Ensure proper dimensions, compliance and tolerance levels of finished product is defect free.

  • Cleans and maintains portable machining and welding equipment.

  • Complete all job responsibilities while adhering to all safety protocols.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma required.

  • 3+ years of experience working on heavy equipment required.

  • Valid driver’s license and a safe driving record, must also possess a valid CDL license.

  • Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and proper repair procedures is required.

  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics, operating and maintenance service manuals.

  • Possess knowledge in various areas, including gearing, bearings, seals, bushings, and hydraulics.

  • Must have a complete set of tools capable of working in and around heavy equipment.

  • Must be proficient in welding and cutting of all types

  • Possess a proficient understanding of metallurgy and its application to machining

  • Able to operate forklifts, overhead cranes and earthmoving equipment is a plus

  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills are required.

  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy, organization and ability to prioritize tasks is required.

  • Possess strong problem solving skills, have the ability to set and keep priorities and be able to handle stress associated with a fast paced environment and deadlines.

Working Conditions:

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work primarily outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.

  • Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to injury and/or hazardous materials.

  • Job requires standing, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, twisting, turning, lifting.

  • Physical use of a broad variety of tools and machines in order to maintain, troubleshoot and repair equipment.

  • Must be able to lift varied weight.

  • Seeing, reading, and writing to complete job responsibilities.

  • Use of computer and other forms of technology to complete job responsibilities.

ID: 2022-1769

External Company URL: www.blanchardmachinery.com

Street: 3151 Charleston Highway