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Maintenance Machinist CII/CIII

Date: May 3, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location : Portland, OR   

Functional Area : Technical Trades 

Number of Openings : 6 

Current Openings : 1.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional Maintenance Machinist CII/CIII opportunity in 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 troubleshoot, diagnose and repair all types of machinery and support equipment in the manufacturing locations of the Portland Metro facilities.  Responsibilities include fabrication, assembly, and qualification of machine parts and new and test equipment.  The successful candidate will manufacture repair parts, monitor indicators, and perform preventative maintenance to prevent the breakdown of critical equipment.  Provide leadership, project management and training related to physical asset care in manufacturing.  Coordinate, prioritize, and schedule maintenance activities.  Evaluate, provide advice and oversee repair part inventories. Analyze, diagnose or troubleshoot machine failures; repair or refurbish all types of physical assets and support equipment functionality.  Participate in asset build projects.   



  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair machinery and support equipment.
  • Machine and manufacture equipment parts as needed to repair, rebuild, or build new equipment
  • Meet customer requirements to continuously improve product quality, cost, delivery, and safety, while increasing efficiency, and reduce production down time
  • Provide technical support for engineering, new operators, apprentices, and other team members
  • Organize, plan, and maintain adequate levels of purchased and manufactured parts
  • Use computer based software for record keeping
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well organized workspace



  • High school diploma or GED is required
  • 30 credit hours of Machine Technology courses with a 3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent experience.
  • Competent with electric and gas welding, brazing, and soldering of a variety of raw materials including but not limited to steel, stainless steel, aluminum and plastic.


    Course study requirements

  • Computer Keyboarding, Intro to internet, Intro to windows, gauge studies through long term, math basics, machine reliability study and demonstration, control chart knowledge, EZ charting, blueprint reading, GDT, hazardous material training, Practical metallurgy, Principles of fluid power maintenance, Shop math, data collection and demonstration, problem solving methodology, product knowledge, quality systems, team work training, 5S methodologies, principles of TQC or managing with TQC.  Interpersonal relationship training.
  • Knowledge and applied experience of reliability centered maintenance technology.  



  • A minimum of four years of experience in a high speed, high volume manufacturing environment
  • Two years of experience performing light maintenance
  • Previous experience with lathes, mills, grinders, welding, and other machinist tools is preferred
  • Demonstrated effective communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Must take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve the organization’s performance
  • Proven ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members
  • Basic math skills are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and; data management skills preferred



  • Available to work on site as required by job; International travel may be required to meet divisional requirements




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®, and Pentruder.  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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