Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
  • Columbia Engineering Works (CEW)
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

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.

Job Description:

Machines repair/replacement parts to dimension and tolerances specified on provided blueprint. Makes adjustments and rebuilds machinery and machine tooling. Maintenance Machinists work with heavy machinery (lathes, boring mills, planner mills, drill presses) from set up to operation.

  • Sets up and operates variety of machine tools, and fits and assembles parts to fabricate or repair machine tools and maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures: Observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.
  • Studies blueprints, sketches, machine parts or specifications to determine type and dimensions of metal stock required.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on metal stock surfaces, using such measuring and marking devices as calibrated ruler, micrometer, caliper, and scriber.
  • Assembles and test operates machine to verify correction of malfunction.
  • Maintains and lubricates machine tools and equipment.
  • May weld parts, using arc or gas welding equipment.


  • Math skills sufficient to understand complex instructions;
  • Ability to troubleshoot why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors;
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, models and other specifications;
  • Stamina to work long hours doing repetitive movements;
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