Columbia Energy & Environmental Services, Inc. (Columbia Energy)
has been in business for over 30 years. We began as an engineering
firm in support of nuclear cleanup operations for the U.S.
Department of Energy at Hanford in Richland, Washington. We have
progressively grown from our origins into a full-service
engineering and fabrication company providing cost-effective
solutions in the nuclear, defense, energy, and hazardous waste
We are an established, woman-owned small business headquartered
in Richland, Washington. We offer full-service engineering, design,
fabrication, instrumentation and controls, electrical, database and
software engineering, technology development, and
geophysics/subsurface imaging. We also have facilities in Tucson,
Arizona and Aiken, South Carolina. We are presently licensed to
provide engineering within the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho,
and South Carolina.
We are currently looking to hire one full time permanent Machine
Operator to join our growing team! We offer competitive wages,
great benefits and a positive work environment.
The Machine Operator is able and willing to perform work
throughout all stages of machining and can thrive in a procedurally
oriented and fast paced environment. This role is responsible for
checking their parts for configuration accuracy and dimensional
verification prior to turning over to QC. A Machine Operator
operates computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, such as
lathes and milling machines, to produce precision parts for final
assemblies, machines, instruments, and tools. This position repairs
or produces parts using both manual and automated equipment with
Perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in
accordance with established Company policies and procedures.
Read and understand engineering drawings and ASME Y14.5 symbols.
Operate various machine tools, including CNC Mills and CNC Lathes,
as well as manual lathes and mills, using blueprints, sketches or
shop drawings for each operation to create rough or finished parts
to exacting tolerances. Plan operational sequences, determine
method of holding work, and select tooling required to machine
parts in conformance with exact tolerances as dictated by drawings,
sketches, or other authorizing documents. Maintain high quality and
productivity levels through application of the most effective
machining techniques in compliance with the procedures for each
operation. Ability to write simple programs for short run parts
using sketches, blueprints or shop drawings, or with supervisory
approval, edit existing programs to expedite jobs and improve work
quality. Calculate and layout reference points, angles, and other
dimensions from sketches, blueprints, or shop drawings using shop
mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry. Verify
conformance of machined parts to reference documentation through
the accurate use of precision measuring instruments and
standardized measuring techniques. Set up and operate multiple CNC
and manual machining equipment and workstations.
Load/unload/inspect components to Operational Method Sheets (OMS)
by use of proper gaging equipment. Make offsets and adjustments as
required. Investigate and efficiently assist with diagnosis and
resolution of equipment and quality problems, production delays or
stoppages. Independently adjust and maintain part specifications
and replenish component components. Inform Facilitator or
Department Manager about processes or equipment requiring
attention. Complete documentation as required or requested.
Participate in completion of continuous improvement projects
specifically designed to improve processes, productivity and
quality, especially those related to corrective actions. Cut and
Machine parts in accordance with Project documentation without need
for direct supervision. Sufficient working knowledge of materials
to determine the proper feeds and speeds for most efficient
cutting. Design and fabricate fixtures as necessary to perform
individual machining projects. Perform self-verification
dimensioning of completed parts and assemblies before inspection to
ensure quality of work performed meets or exceeds acceptance
criteria. Interface with QA/QC personnel. Measure work pieces to
determine accuracy and acceptability per given requirements. Ensure
that all documentation is correctly filled out and kept current as
work progresses. Keep a clean and organized work area.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum of 2 years experience in machining. Knowledge in
programing multi axis CNC machines (Mills and Lathes). Ability to
proficiently operate manual machines (Lathes, mills, and surface
grinders). Minimum of 2 years experience using programming
software. Have a strong aptitude in measuring equipment
(Micrometers, calipers, height gauges, etc.). Ability to read,
write and comprehend both verbal communications and written
directions. Must pass an employment record, criminal background
check and a drug screen (drug and alcohol free workplace).
Experience in R&D or Prototype fabrication. Experience
working to a NQA-1 program. Experience in Fanuc and Mitsubishi
controls. GibbsCAM CNC software exp. MasterCam software exp.
Key Success Attributes:
Strong attention to detail Team Player Positive attitude that
contributes to a positive work environment Maintain a quick and
steady pace throughout your work shift Highly motivated
self-starter with ability to perform well with varying degrees of
Consistency and Reliability Communication Trustworthiness and
Ethics Meeting Standards
Generous compensation plan Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
Company Paid Life Insurance Tuition Reimbursement Paid Time Off
(PTO) Paid Holidays 401K Plan
Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of
standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting. Will talk and
hear to communicate. Will use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold,
turn, push, pull: objects, materials, controls and tools
repetitively. May be required to lift, carry and move up to 50lbs.
Must have enough manual dexterity and stability as required for
precision work. Must be able to see details at close range. Will be
required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but
not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, ear plugs/muffs,
masks/respirators, safety vests, gloves and leather work boots.
Will be required to work in hot/cold/damp environments.
Working Conditions while Performing Essential Functions: This
position is performed in a shop. The atmosphere is fast paced and
deadline oriented with focus on safety and quality.
Columbia Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and
gender identity, protected veteran status or any other
characteristic protected by federal and state law.