AECOM Machinist Technician III in Morgantown, West Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144458BR

Position Title Machinist Technician III

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Energy

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - West Virginia

City Morgantown

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Full-Time MachinistTechnician III to be based in our Morgantown, WV location.

Purpose and Scope:

Performs routine and non-routine tasks or tests of some complexity and variety, within, but not necessarily limited to a prescribed area of expertise. Receives initial instructions, equipment requirements, and advice from supervisor or higher level technician as


Performs recurring work independently, and the technical adequacy or conformity of routine work is reviewed on completion. Non-routine work may be reviewed in progress.

Will perform the essential responsibilities of lower level technicians and will instruct/train other technicians.

Periodically, technician is assigned work above classification for the purpose of using experience gained for future assignments and advancement opportunities.

Duties will be varied.

Essential Responsibilities/Requirements:

  1. Construct components, sub-units, or simple models or adapt standard equipment. May

trouble shoot and correct malfunctions. such as:;

• Fabrication and welding of air, nitrogen, and fuel distribution systems

• Fabrication of burner nozzles and transition pieces

• Installation of Tail gas sampling systems Installation of motor or gear

reduction unit, performing shaft alignment to unit

• Investigate system sources for proper pressures

• Investigate non-operating motors and pumps and make operational

2.Follows specific layout and scientific diagrams to construct and package simple devices

and sub-units of equipment, such as:

• Fabrication and installation of vessels

• Fabrication and installation of instrument racks

• Fabrication and installation of process piping

• Installation of electrical conduit and switch gear

• Fabrication and installation of process control panel and components

  1. Select or adapt standard procedures or equipment, using fully applicable precedents.

4 Select, setup, and operate standard test equipment and records test data, such as:

• Perform pre-operation safety checks to units, correct deficiencies and document

• Perform operation and documentation on testing unit

• Operate sampling equipment for monitoring gas streams

  1. Extract and compile a variety of engineering data from lab/test rig notes, manuals, etc.

  2. Process data and identify errors or inconsistencies

  3. Select methods of data presentation

  4. Assists in design modification by compiling data related to design, specifications, and

materials, which are pertinent to specific items of equipment or component parts.

  1. Develop information concerning previous operational failures and modifications

  2. Setup, operate, and maintain service support equipment and record data in logs

  3. Perform major planned preventive or major overhaul maintenance using diagnostic

equipment and equipment materials.

  1. Perform other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Principal Area of Assignment

The Engineering Technician 3 position is part of a team that supports in-house research and development for the United States Department of Energy at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV.

The principal responsibilities of the position are to produce precision machined parts in accordance with engineering fabrication drawings by using both manual and computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes, vertical mills and other similar machines. During periods of low machining demand, the candidate may be assigned general mechanical tasks in support of research projects. These tasks may support new construction, modifications or maintenance activities.

This is an hourly paid position that works a five day work week (Monday through Friday) from 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Physical and Mental Demands:

  1. Be able to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations.

  2. Use step and sectional ladders.

  3. Use various types of respirators, to include self-contained breathing units.

  4. Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses. Safety toe shoes, hard

hats, lab coats, hearing protection, face shields, and gloves may be required. Requirements will vary depending on the area and type of work performed.

  1. Overhead or lift-bucket work may be required. Safety harnesses will be worn.

  2. Work in a confined area may be required.

  3. Operation of motor vehicles including forklifts may be required.

  4. Vision requirements include the ability to focus and depth perception.

  5. The ability to respond to visual and audio alarms is required.

  6. Able to routinely lift and move twenty-five pounds, occasionally lift or move forty pounds, and transfer manually fifty pound containers.

  7. Hand-eye coordination is required.

  8. Operate cranes and hoists.

  9. Will be trained in basic first aid and rescue.

  10. While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk,extend hands and arms, and to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use their hands to handle or feel objects, tools, and controls. The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  11. May include shift work.

  12. May be asked to participate in Emergency Response Operations on a voluntary basis, refusal is without prejudice. All volunteers will receive appropriate training.

Work Environment:

  1. Frequently works in hot and cold environments, near operating machinery,

heated and pressurized systems.

  1. Work may expose employee to fumes, airborne particles, coal dust, irritants,

sensitizers, toxic or caustic chemicals and noise. Controls are used to bring

exposure to within acceptable levels.

  1. Employee will be trained to use spill cleanup kits.

  2. Use of emergency showers and eyewash stations may be required.

Integrated Safety Management:

  1. Know and follow environment, safety, and health (ES&H) policies and

procedures that apply to their job assignments.

  1. Become knowledgeable of and maintain awareness of the ES&H hazards

associated with their work. Perform work safely in accordance with hazard


  1. Report all unsafe operations, and, if necessary, exercise stop-work authority in

cases of imminent danger.

  1. Work only on those tasks in which they have the required competence, training,

skills, and abilities so as to prevent injury to one’s self, employees, the public, or

the environment.

  1. Maintain active involvement in the introduction, revision, and/or promotion of

ES&H/ISM program activities.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

High school diploma/GED and vocational/technical training beyond high school or equivalent and at least five years of job-related experience, or four years satisfactory performance at an Engineering Technician 2 level. Specific training, and licensing and advanced knowledge in the particular area of specialization, plus a broad knowledge of other disciplines. Good communication and analytical skills and a working knowledge of computer systems and software application programs.

Preferred Qualifications None

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.