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Entry level Machine Operator

Vancouver, WA 98684-0818

Industry: Skilled Trades/Light Industrial Job Number: 70871

Job Description


13.50/hr Entry 

15.50/hr With experience 


Under direct supervision and following established procedures, operates production machines to manufacture components to item specifications.



Machines production parts by operating equipment such as arbor presses, drill presses, mechanical and hydraulic presses, molding machines, production lathes and mills including NC &CNC equipment using existing setups and/or fixtures. Starts and stops machines as required to maintain quality, safety and production efficiency.


Uses quality control gauges and typical measuring tools such as dial calipers, outside and depth micrometers, to monitor production parts for conformance to specifications.


Obtains tools from tool crib and returns them when finished or at the end of the shift and in a satisfactory condition. Replace dull tools such as drills, reamers, end and shell mills as needed.


Submits parts to in-process inspection in accord with accepted procedures.


Utilize Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing tools, as applicable, to reduce process variation, eliminate non-value added activities and defects and improve customer satisfaction.


Participation in at least one Kaizen event or on at least one six sigma project team annually.


Maintains regular and reliable attendance.



Makes minor tooling changes and adjustments necessary to maintain quality of production.


Maintains proper lubrication and fluid levels to insure safe and efficient machine operation and maintains scheduling documents.


Removes scrap metal from machines necessary to maintain safe and efficient machine operation. Reports equipment or tooling malfunction to lead or supervisor.


Moves parts from area to area and completes appropriate documentation.


Participates in ongoing Statistical Quality Control.


Performs all other duties as assigned or directed.



Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently, write by hand and keyboard, and operate small measurement devices.


Ability to communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is in person.

Visual acuity needed for close detail work, operating tools and machinery, using measurement devices and visual inspection involving small defects and parts.



General manufacturing environment. Work area may be subject to undesirable temperatures in winter and summer.


May require working with hazardous substances such as but not limited to cutting oils.



High School Graduate or equivalent. Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions. Capable of reading fine graduations on micrometers. Good mechanical aptitudes required. Normal progression to this grade is 6 to12 months. Must have Authorization to work in the United States, and be able to have lawful access to controlled technology as required for this position.

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