Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
  • Cleaning Room
  • 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.

The grinders use air or electric grinders (5 to 15 lbs, depending on the job) to remove excess metal from manganese and alloy steel castings.

Responsiblities and Duties:

  • Set an example of excellent performance while keeping safety in mind, and performing your assigned tasks in the safest manner as possible, and to encourage co-workers to strive for excellence while maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Prepare rigging for crane operators who move the castings and foundry equipment in and out of the grinding stalls. (Casting weight range from 10 lbs to several thousand pounds.)
  • Hooking up rigging chain to crane hook (approx. 35 Ibs.) from floor to chest height, moving large castings, equipment through the Cleaning department.
  • Operate post or jib crane to move parts in the work stall. Shop clean up; sweeping, shoveling, and miscellaneous tasks assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • On the job training will be conducted.
  • Prior experience is not required, but is helpful in evaluating an individual's ability and willingness to perform the required job tasks.
  • Grinders must have the ability to perform repetitive tasks.

Typical Work Conditions:

  • Very physical repetitive, and fast paced work environment - Hot, dirty, dusty, smoky, fumes, high vibration and noise in exposure up to 85 db on an average of 8 hours a day.
  • Standing or walking 6-8 hours a day.
  • Constant use of the hands with high vibration grinding tools (5 - 8 hours a day).


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