Journeyman Machinist - Richland, WA

Employer: Columbia Energy

Job Description:
Columbia Energy & Environmental Services, Inc. (Columbia Energy) has been in business for over 30 years. We began as an engineering firm in support of nuclear cleanup operations for the U.S. Department of Energy at Hanford in Richland, Washington. We have progressively grown from our origins into a full-service engineering and fabrication company providing cost-effective solutions in the nuclear, defense, energy, and hazardous waste industries.

We are an established, woman-owned small business headquartered in Richland, Washington. We offer full-service engineering, design, fabrication, instrumentation and controls, electrical, database and software engineering, technology development, and geophysics/subsurface imaging. We also have facilities in Tucson, Arizona and Aiken, South Carolina. We are presently licensed to provide engineering within the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and South Carolina.

We are currently hiring for one full time permanent Journeyman Machinist to join our growing team! We offer competitive wages, great benefits and a positive work environment.

Job Summary:

The Journeyman Machinist is able and willing to perform work throughout all stages of fabrication and can thrive in a procedurally oriented and fast paced environment. The role is responsible for checking their parts for configuration accuracy and dimensional verification prior to turning over to QC. A Journeyman Machinist operates computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, such as lathes and milling machines, to cut and produce precision parts for machines, instruments, and tools. This position repairs or produces parts using both manual and automated equipment with precise measurements.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:

Perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Company policies and procedures
Read and understand engineering drawings and ASME Y14.5 symbols
Cut and Machine parts in accordance with Project documentation without need of direct supervision
Sufficient working knowledge of materials to determine the proper feeds and speeds for most efficient cutting
Design and fabricate fixtures as necessary to perform individual machining projects
Perform self-verification dimensioning of completed parts and assemblies before inspection to ensure quality of work performed meets or exceeds acceptance criteria
Interface with QA/QC personnel
Measure work pieces to determine accuracy and acceptability per given requirements
Ensure that all documentation is correctly filled out and kept current as work progresses
Keep a clean and organized work area

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in machining
Extensive knowledge in programing multi axis CNC machines (Mills and Lathes)
Ability to proficiently operate manual machines (Lathes, mills, and surface grinders)
Minimum of 10 years’ experience using MasterCam software
Have a strong aptitude in measuring equipment (Micrometers, calipers, height gauges, etc.…)
Ability to read, write and comprehend both verbal communications and written directions
Must pass an employment record, criminal background check and a drug screen (drug and alcohol free workplace)

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in R&D or Prototype fabrication
Experience working to a NQA-1 program
Experience with program and operation of an Omax Water jet
Knowledge of CNC Plasma cutting
SOLIDWORKS software exp.
GibbsCAM CNC software exp.
ProNest software exp.

Key Success Attributes:

Strong attention to detail
Team Player
Positive attitude that contributes to a positive work environment
Maintain a quick and steady pace throughout your work shift
Highly motivated self-starter with ability to perform well with varying degrees of supervision

Core Competencies:

Consistency and Reliability
Trustworthiness and Ethics
Meeting Standards

Physical Requirements:

Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting.
Will talk and hear to communicate. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, push, pull: objects, materials, controls and tools repetitively. May be required to lift, carry and move up to 50lbs.
Must have enough manual dexterity and stability as required for precision work.
Must be able to see details at close range.
Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs, masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and leather work boots.
Will be required to work in hot/cold/damp environments.

Working Conditions while Performing Essential Functions:This position is performed in a shop/construction/field setting with occasional relocations to projects, Vendors, and Industrial sites. The atmosphere is fast paced and deadline oriented with focus on safety and quality.

Columbia Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal and state law.

Contact Person:
Location: Richland, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on January 21, 2021

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