Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
  • Inspection
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement

Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc. is a worldwide renowned manufacturer, providing premium quality replacement wear parts for a wide range of industries (mining, aggregate, cement, coal, scrap recycling and more). A Portland-based company for over 115 years, Columbia Steel is located in north Portland at Marine Drive and North Portland Road, right off of I-5. A benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and retirement, is offered to our employees.

This union position maintains a high level of decision making authority and responsibility in the Inspection Department.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Nondestructive testing (NDT) and qualify castings
  • Measure critical part dimensions using hand-held instruments and gauges
  • Set an example of optimum performance in the absolute safest manner possible, and encourage safe working practices among co-employees
  • Use pendant controlled crane to lift and position small parts onto tables, floor pallets, etc.
  • Use measuring instruments and wooden and metal gages (templates and "go/no-go" gauges)  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Recognize and resolve unsafe working conditions
  • A thorough understanding of the materials, equipment, documentation, and processes required to qualify castings
  • Math Skills: good math skills will help inspection technicians understand complex instructions
  • Problem Solving Skills: inspection technicians will need to know how to increase output and how to fix errors
  • Analytical Skills: inspection technicians will need to read and understand blueprints, schematics, models and other specifications.
  • Stamina: inspection technicians often work often work long hours doing repetitive movements.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and HP

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in Nondestructive Testing (NDT) testing and quality control is preferred
  • Other helpful training courses:
    • Blue Print reading
    • Ultrasound level 1 and 2
    • Magnetic Particle level 1 and 2
    • Dye Penetrant level 1 and 2


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