Sawyer - 2nd and 3rd Shift

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Steel Service Center

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry 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 Columbia 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.


Set up, operate and tend to multiple saws to cut raw materials to specific print lengths


  • Understand basic blueprints, sketches and drawings to determine part cut lengths
  • Remove any burrs prior to sending parts to next operation
  • Follow routed instructions to ensure that parts are manufactured correctly
  • Calculate how to utilize materials with Min Drop / Max Yield
  • Able to properly rig and move material using overhead cranes
  • Run saws efficiently in relation to speeds and feeds
  • Perform initial quality control and appropriate marking for restock and inventory
  • Follows all Safety and Company policies and procedures including PPE
  • Meet routed standards and perform duties related to company metrics


  • Ability to recognize different types of steel and how they affect cutting
  • Basic understanding of and ability to follow blueprints, machinist functions, set up sheets, sequence of operations, “one-offs” or “non-repeat”
  • Ability to follow dispatch list
  • Ability to read tape measure to within 1/32 of an inch
  • Able to read/use a tri-square and a dial caliper


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 1 year of experience 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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