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CNC Setup Machinist

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Portland, OR   

Functional Area : Technical Trades 

Number of Openings : 2 

Current Openings : 1.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional CNC Setup Machinist opportunity at our headquarters in Portland, Oregon.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.



The successful candidate will work in a team environment and develop CNC programs and processes for equipment and Tooling components utilizing CNC controlled equipment & related software.



  • Run production on CNC Vertical Machinint centers and CNC Lathes
    • Follow Safety procedures
    • Load and unload material & tooling
    • Run Parts to production schedule
    • Start up and shut down procedures
    • Report on SAP
  • Set-up CNC Vertical Machining centers and CNC Lathes
    • Download programs
    • Determine and retrieve materials to be used
    • Override feed rates, and tool positions using G and M codes
    • Change tooling
    • Remove and replace cutting tools, & inserts
  • Perform routine Maintenance
  • Check oil/coolant levels
  • Clean interior & exterior surfaces
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Keep work area Clean & clutter free
  • Troubleshoot programs for CNC Vertical Machining centers and CNC Lathes
  • Evaluate complex problems and determine causes and possible solutions. Resolve problems without support on the off shifts.
  • Adjust program as necessary to ensure conforming product
  • SAP Transactions
  • Data & Labor Entry
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma required


  • 5 years of experience with setup and knowledge of CNC Mill and Lathe machines
  • Certificate (Machining trade school)
  • Understanding of G&M code and manual CNC programming
  • Read and interpret blue prints utilizing GD&T
  • Program manually or use Mastercam computer aided software
  • Machine shop math and ability to work with close tolerances and super precision inspection equipment
  • Develop proficiency through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience
  • Complete work with a limited degree of supervision. Likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience
  • Develop proficiency in a range of processes or procedures to carry out assigned tasks
  • Basic understanding of how the department integrates with others
  • Provide informal guidance and support to more junior Team Members
  • Provide solutions to problems in situations that are atypical or infrequently occurring based on existing precedents or procedures
  • Impacts the quality of own work and its contribution to the department
  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality manner
  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
  • Creative thinker
  • Collaborative and effective team player and able to work with teams who are globally dispersed
  • Set a good example of personal integrity
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes
  • Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance
  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)   



  • Must be available for all of the following shifts (rotating shift schedule):
    • Day shift: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Swing shift: 4:00 p.m. to midnight
    • Graveyard shift: Midnight to 7:30 a.m.
    • Or when assigned to a special shift determined by department needs



Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit.  For more information, visit


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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