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What is vigor? It’s physical and mental strength. It means effort, energy and enthusiasm. Vigor is the capacity to survive and grow. What is Vigor? It’s our people.

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Machinist - Helper

Department: Laborer
Location: Portland, OR

Machinist Helper

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

POSITION SUMMARY: 
The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years’ experience working in a machinist field, and will have some working knowledge of manual lathes. This person should also have a basic ability to read and understand schematics or specification.

Set up and operate variety of machine shop tools.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  

1.       Working in a team environment, sets up and operates machines and machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts; fits and assembles machined parts into complete units.

2.       Repairs and custom machines equipment parts as needed to complete repair and reconfigurations; may use computer-based systems for the design of parts; assures custom or repaired pieces conform to and provide original operation of equipment.

3.       Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces, sequence of operations and set up requirements.

4.       Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools.

5.       Lays out and verifies dimensions of parts.

6.       Cleans, lubricates, and maintains machines, tools, and equipment to remove grease, rust, stains, and foreign matter; observes and listens to operating machines or equipment to diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.

9.       Confers with other machinists to resolve machining problems and challenges to meeting production goals.

10.     Performs other tasks related to the work and as assigned by the Machinist Supervisor.         

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: machine shop theory and procedures; tools and equipment used in the course of the work; numbers, and basic math skills.        


EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma/GED with demonstrated proficiency in Reading, Writing and Math.

1-2 years’ experience as a Machinist Helper a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands for this position require continual standing, walking and using fine motor skills for the operation of tools and machinery. May require some lifting or assistance with heavy equipment. Occasionally requires twisting, turning, bending, climbing, and walking over uneven surfaces. The work is performed inside a shop in which machines are continually running generating varying degrees of noise; the facility may be subject to varying temperatures. Work involves use of chemicals, acids, greases, solvents, petroleum and vapors and fumes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   
ESSENTIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
1.   Works indoors: Frequently- Works indoors disassembling and reassembling the machinery.
2.   Works outdoors: Frequently- Exposed to outdoor weather when moving between shipyard and on-board work site.
3.   Safety equipment required: Follow PPE requirements.
4.   Other Exposures: Exposed to smoke, acids, degreasing cleaners, fumes, free silica, dust, paints, solvents, oils, grease, epoxy.
5.   Operation of equipment, tools, and/or vehicles: Uses hand and power tools, wrenches, comealong, sledge, portapower air tools, dial indicators and other measuring instruments, valve grinding machines, 10 to 100 ton capacity chainfalls, 1 ½ ton to 6 ton capacity com-a-longs, slugging wrenches, mauls, hydraulic port-a-powers, forklifts, high lifts, ¼ inch to 2 ½ inch shackles and wire rope.

 Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.   
 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 



 

 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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