Western Machine Works is a Portland-based company specializing in the repair and refurbishing of industrial equipment for various critical 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.

The Millwright position at our Portland, Oregon shop entails hands-on mechanical work and the mounting and dismounting of large bearings. You will be working on various industrial components and parts used in Wind Power, Hydroelectric, Pulp & Paper, Marine, Steel, and other Heavy Industries.

Benefits Include:

  • Wage up to $35 / hour depending on experience.
  • Overtime pay available: for both time and a half and double time.
  • Signing bonus. Retention bonus at 6 months and 1 year. Premium swing shift differential.
  • COLA (Cost-Of-Living-Adjustment) contribution annually.
  • Premium medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • 5% 401K matching plan.
  • Life, long-term, and short-term disability insurance.
  • Education reimbursement.
  • Yearly bonus plan. PTO (Personal Time Off) depending on experience.
  • 9 Paid holidays. Company-provided meals on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Company-provided overalls refreshed daily.
  • Calibration of personal measuring instruments.
  • Reimbursement for safety glasses.
  • All required PPE provided.
  • Climate-controlled, clean, and safe working environment.
  • Employee-recognition events. Consistent workload availability.


  • Graduate of accredited technical school, or currently seeking to complete a qualified apprenticeship program; or 3+ years of hands-on mechanical repairs job experience.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to work independently or as part of a group.
  • Understanding of best practices for mounting and dismounting large bearings.
  • Understanding of rigging and use of overhead cranes.
  • Oxy/Acetylene Torch and welding knowledge are beneficial.
  • Must be competent with the accurate use of ID and OD micrometers.
  • Standard personal toolbox.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and have the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to push/pull and lift over 50 lbs.

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

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