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Class 1 Blading Technician

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Houston, TX, USA
Full Time

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EthosEnergy are currently recruiting for a Blader to execute blade removal and installation for all OEMs and EthosEnergy proprietary designs. The position will also be responsible for maintaining Blade Department equipment and ensuing it is clean and operational, helping to maintain a clean and safe working environment and operating all machinery and special hand tooling to perform tasks in the Blade Department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Load and unload rotors into turning rolls.
  • Perform incoming visual inspection of rotor.
  • Verify all incoming data is complete before work begins.
  • Become familiar with basic blade locking hardware and removal and installation procedures: T-root, Internal and external fir tree and straight axial entry, General Electric, Westinghouse and SDDT (Curved axial entry) FUJI, Mitsubishi and Westinghouse.
  • Remove and install blades and seals.
  • Notify supervision of any defects in materials or workmanship.
  • Keep a positive attitude toward safety, cleanliness, neatness, quantity and quality of work as well as respect for the comfort and safety of others.
  • Travel will be required on a limited and temporary basis for training purposes.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Capably of having positive interface with customers, engineering department and peers.
  • Able to complete layout of jobs and assignments.
  • Able to find and know problems when they arise and provide explanations.
  • Can perform material analysis and other non-destructive testing functions.
  • Can maintain positive control of the customer samples.
  • Capable of globally applying skill sets for any make or model of turbo machinery.
  • Capability to quote and bid jobs would be an advantage.
  • Capability to prepare sketches for turbine parts from new or used samples so that Engineering can interpret and process to part would be an advantage.
  • Ideal candidates will have other skills, such as welding and machining.


  • Equivalent of five to ten years of experience as a blading leader.
  • Requires the thorough understanding of shop mathematics to be used in conjunction with complex drawings, sketches, specifications and prints.
  • Use of precision measuring equipment.

Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Requires the ability to read and write and carry out instructions; this includes verbal instructions.

Physical Requirements

  • Occasional travel for customer meetings, site visits, etc. may be required.
  • Lift 50 lbs and navigate a working shop environment safely and easily. #LI-DNI

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