industrial cleanup

Western Machine Works is a Portland-based company specializing in the repair and manufacture of equipment for the Pulp & Paper, Wind Power, Hydro-electric, Shipyard and other heavy industries.  WMW has been in business for over 30 years and maintains a strong and stable customer base. We have experienced no personnel layoffs in over 20 years.

This is an entry-level position that can transition into our full apprenticeship program with tuition reimbursement benefits, based on performance. If you are starting your career in the manufacturing/machining trade, this is a great opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience in the industry. The right candidate will be mentored by high-caliber machinists, technicians, and engineers. This is fully paid with a flexible work schedule option to accommodate your school or internship requirements.

Benefits Include:

  • Wage $18 to $20 per hour depending on experience.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
  • Life, Long Term, and Short Term Disability Insurance.
  • Education Reimbursement.
  • 401K Retirement Plan.
  • Yearly Bonus Plan.
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation.


  • Cleaning metalworking machinery.
  • General shop cleanup, including sweeping, general pickup, and disposal of debris and waste.
  • Loading and unloading trucks using forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • All other shop support duties as assigned by the shop foreman.
  • Job requires the ability to push/pull and lift over 50 lbs.


  • Western Machine Works typically promotes from within for our apprenticeship program. The industrial clean-up position is an entry-level position that can transition into a full apprenticeship for the right candidate.
  • Successful apprenticeship candidates will show they have the work ethic and aptitude to become successful long-term employees at Western Machine Works.
  • WMW has a formal 4 years apprenticeship program.
  • WMW offers tuition reimbursement for apprentices to cover the cost of the required formal schooling.
  • Mentoring from highly-skilled technicians and engineers.

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Western Machine Works
12005 N. Burgard Rd., Portland, OR 97203

If you have questions about any of our job openings, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our contact page.

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