CNC Machinist - 2nd & 3rd Shift

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Machine Shop

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Over the past 80 years Columbia Machine, Inc. has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of concrete products equipment and palletizing solutions, serving customers in over 100 countries. Located just across the river in Vancouver, WA right off of I-5 and just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Columbia Machine is one of Vancouver’s largest employers. A family owned business since 1937, Columbia Machine offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision. If you are looking for a company that values its employees then log on to for more information.


  • Working to production schedule/due dates
  • Operating machine safely and efficiently
  • Maintaining a neat and orderly work area, 5S
  • General machine maintenance
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement processes and Lean thinking


  • Ability to hold tight tolerances (+/- .002)
  • Familiar with Fanuc controllers
  • Ability to read blueprints, machinist functions, set up sheets and sequence of operations
  • Understand and calculate speeds and feeds
  • Understanding of material types and grades
  • Ability to create CNC programs and make background editing changes on machines
  • Good math skills
  • Strong manual and CNC operating skills

Optional Advanced Skills:

  • Familiar with live tooling
  • Horizontal machining
  • Large fab machining
  • Complicated set ups
  • Ability to create CNC programs and make background editing changes on machines


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Some college preferred

Columbia Machine offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, short and long term disability, 401(k), incentive compensation, paid holidays, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. Equal Opportunity Employer - Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Columbia does participate in E-Verify. To apply for this exciting career opportunity today, please apply online at

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