Bucket/Blader III

Job Title: Bucket/Blader III

Job Location:  St. Louis, Missouri


Sets up, adjusts, and operates a shop and portable machine tools to repair turbine rotating steampath components.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May lead and direct the work of others.


  • Install and machine GE tangential entry and axial entry buckets/blades
  • Install and machine Westinghouse T root buckets/blades
  • Erosion shield and brazing techniques
  • Install and machine GE finger dovetails
  • Install and machine Westinghouse axial dovetails
  • Install and machine all manufacture type blades
  • Tie wire braze of buckets
  • Tenon grinding
  • Evaluating the bucket condition at job sign to establish the required repairs
  • Explain and discuss needed repairs, schedules, man loading with customers


  • Knowledge – Original manufacturing methods and standards; basic knowledge of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, punch press, etc.
  • Familiar with NDE techniques such as dye penetrates and mag particle
  • Knowledge and ability to use hand and power tools associated with grinding, deburring, and metal forming.
  • Knowledge and ability to use common precision measuring instruments and hand tools such as tape measure, level, square, file or rasp, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow company repair procedures and directions.
  • Customer Influence – Strong customer service experience in explaining and discussing needed repairs and being able to determine the scheduling time frames.
  • Leadership – Ability to lead other bucket bladers and supervise work being performed at the customer site.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Machining vocational school training or experience in portable field machining equipment
  • Experience running large lathes and Bridgeport mills
  • CNC experience and programming skills
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, basic geometry, and their applications
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Good oral and written communications
  • Willing to travel a minimum of 50% of the time
  • Ability to lift 20 – 50 pounds
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and off-hours

MD&A provides an excellent full-range benefits package. Send resume and salary requirements by email to careers@mdaturbines.com. MD&A is an equal opportunity employer. 


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