MPI Houston Assembler

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Clear Water TX


What We Live By……
The McWane Way is a core philosophy outlined by the founder J.R. McWane in 1920. Today It encompasses Teamwork, Excellence, Leadership, Environment, Communication, Accountability, Safety and Trust. All team members at every level are expected to know and work by these principles, values, and behaviors. Most importantly, every team member is expected to be able to answer this question, “What does this mean for me?” This is the all-important question because behavior is the best evidence of a living principle. Join the McWane team on the journey to The McWane Way.

Who We Are……
McWane Inc. has a newly created division, McWane Plant and Industrial (MPI). This new division, based in Birmingham, AL, combines all Plant and Industrial Products in a single customer-focused package. We offer comprehensive solutions through an experienced team of professionals specifically focused on these two special markets. Our Mission is to be the Plant and Industrial supplier who is “easiest to do business with”. We will make it easier to engineer, specify, and order components for plants. We will provide greater support for smoother delivery, cost-effective installation, and start-up. Most importantly, we will build strong relationships with design engineers, contractors, plant operations teams and project owners to assure we are their first-choice supplier for both new construction and future upgrades.

At MPI, you will be part of a fast-paced, collaborative, start-up where you can see, firsthand, how your work translates into positive results.

MPI Assembler

Houston, TX

Reports to
Distribution Center Manager

MPI Houston is seeking an experienced assembler to join our distribution center. The assembler is responsible for the operation of valve test machines, forklifts and cranes and will perform in person valve tests with customers as needed.


Scope of Responsibilities

  • 1st Responsibility - Ensuring personal safety and the safety of your team members.
  • Assists supervisors and managers in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Wears appropriate PPE which may include fall protection, respiratory protection, hearing protection, foot, hand, head and eye protection.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the assigned work area as well as maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Proactively promotes the McWane Way principles.
  • Follow all processes and procedures associated with the MPI Management Program. Advise management of any deviations from this program.
  • Comply with applicable company policies including, but not limited to, personnel and HSE
  • Ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Assemble industrial butterfly valves according to blueprints and work instructions.
  • Install and torque gaskets, seals, bearings, and other valve components.
  • Attach and configure electric or manual actuators according to specifications.
  • Conduct leak and pressure tests on assembled valves using specialized equipment.
  • Document test results and ensure valves meet quality control standards.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area.
  • Report any defects or discrepancies to the manager.
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and training programs.
  • Exceptional computer skills to operate company ERP and input data where applicable.
  • Basic shipping and receiving duties including operating saws, nail guns, and other tooling for palletizing process

Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • The employee is required to communicate both verbally and written in English.
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to meet and adhere physical requirements as well as adhere to wearing the appropriate PPE (steel toed boots, safety glasses and hearing protection)
  • Must be able to work in dust and fumes.
  • Will be required to work overtime and extended hours depending on customer and company demands.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions and tolerate being exposed to loud noises.
  • Must have some knowledge of industrial tools, their uses, and maintenance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and determine and distinguish color.
  • Must have the ability to operate a forklift and overhead cranes and obtain certification.


Additional Information
This position requires occasional overtime work.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum one year of experience in assembling and testing industrial valves or related
  • mechanical components preferred.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical principles and basic tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and work instructions.
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to lift and handle heavy parts and components.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to operate forklift trucks for loading / unloading trucks and maintaining rack storage facilities.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

McWane is a Federal VEVRAA contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. McWane will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. McWane Plant & Industrial. is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. It is the Company's policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed.


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