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Cogent, Inc. Manual Machinist / Service Technician in Riverside, Missouri

Manual Machinist / Service Technician

About the OrganizationCogent is a growing, midwest company that provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. Our companies include Automatic Engineering, BRI, Fluid Equipment, Lee Mathews, Industrial Measurement and Control, iME Solutions, Vanco, Vandevanter Engineering, Velocity and Water Technology Group. Cogent companies are committed to providing compelling, pertinent and logical solutions while serving the local Industrial, Municipal, Commercial Building Trades, Oil & Gas markets. Our people make the difference. Our shared values define us as a team and bring our vision to life. We are an employee-owned business where more than 200 employee-owners expect their teammates to work hard, be creative, and get engaged and together we build our future and share in the outcome!


Cogent's Service Center located in Kansas City, Mo is currently seeking an experienced and hard-working Manual Machinist / Service Technician.

Creative, entrepreneurial and industrious people are Cogent's most valuable asset. We value our employee's hard work and in return provide competitive wages, benefits and career growth opportunities

SUMMARY Under minimal supervision, sets up and operates manually controlled machines in skilled precision and bench work in the fabrication, maintenance, repair and alteration of machinery, machine parts, tools and equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include the following, however, other duties may apply.)

  • Performs all tasks in a safe and responsible manner.

  • Reads and interprets CAD drawings, blueprints and instruction manuals.

  • Uses gauges and measuring instruments to meet tolerance requirements.

  • Uses precision tools, machinery and equipment such as lathe, vertical lathe, vertical milling machine, drill press, horizontal mill, hydraulic press, chop saw, band saw, push and pull broaches and a variety of cutting tools and equipment.

  • Fabricates and shapes parts such as tools and machine parts out of metal, plastics and composites

  • Properly and safely selects, aligns, secures and removes holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials onto machines

  • Recognizes, deploys and properly uses inserts, fixtures and tooling

  • Performs daily and regular cleaning and light maintenance tasks on machinery and equipment

  • Service and repair various types of rotating equipment typically found in the water and wastewater industry. Frequently working under tight deadlines

  • Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend change or modifications for efficiency and adaptability to setup and production

  • Ability to document precision quality repairs in our current reporting software

  • Complies with all quality policies, specifications, regulations and instructions

PositionManual Machinist / Service Technician

Position Requirements


  • High level of mechanical aptitude.

  • Experience as a Manual Machinist or Trade School Certification

  • Ability to use precision measuring tools

  • Past experience working on pumps a plus

  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy items up to 50lbs. Must pass pre-employment physical

The desired candidate will also be highly motivated, willing to challenge and improve the Company's existing processes, and must be adaptable to perform other duties as needed. To begin your rewarding career with Cogent, apply today careers@cogentcompanies.com!

EOE StatementCogent, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.



LocationKansas City (Service)


DivisionCogent Service

This position is currently accepting applications.