Manual Job SHop Machinist

Swing Shift

Western Machine Works is a Portland based company specializing in the repair and manufacture of equipment for the Wind Power, Hydro-electric, Pulp & Paper, Thermal, Marine & Shipyard, Food Processing, Steel, 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.

We are excited to announce an opening for a new manual job shop machinist. This will be a full time position. 

Benefits Include:

  • Journeyman Wage up to $36.75/hour. Actual pay 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.


  • 5+ years experience running large, manual machine tools.
  • Ability to independently operate lathes, mills, drill presses and other manual shop equipment.
  • Large swing (36” dia.+) lathe experience a benefit.
  • Knowledge of machining procedures for mild steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, cast iron and bronze.
  • Knowledge of precision machining procedures and ability to hold .001” tolerances or less.
  • Tools appropriate for metal working trade required.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work off of prints and/or written / verbal instructions.
  • Swing shift schedule

email Resume to 

Western Machine Works

apply in person 

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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