Manual Machinist


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Located in Longview, WA

Salary: $20-$30/hr

Express is seeking a Manual Machinist for an Evaluation to Hire position at a client site in Longview, WA.



Summary of Job Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Performs set-up and operation of various machine tools such as lathes, and milling machines in order to repair or manufacture valve related parts.
  • Performs special purpose machine tool set-up and operation (such as valve seat cutting) in the field. 
  • Performs troubleshooting and repair of all types of valves and valve associated equipment both in the shop and traveling to customer location for work in the field.
  • Operate and maintain various equipment to manufacture or repair valve parts including: milling machines, boring mills, lathes, drill presses, and metal presses.
    Blueprint Reading and interpreting engineering details to manufactures and repairs valve parts.
  • Use all types of precision measuring tools on work pieces to reverse engineer, manufacture, and verify conformance to specifications
    Operation of material handling equipment, including: forklifts, hoists.
  • Operation of various power tools, including: drills, band saws, etc.
  • Lifting work piece manually or using hoist and secures work piece in fixture or loads
  • Following written and oral instructions in English regarding daily functions, and regulations, and possible hazardous conditions.


Qualifications / Skills

  • At least 3-5 years experience as a manual machinist in the metal industry or equivalent education and experience
  • Ideal candidate would have mechanical experience preferably working on valves
    Ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, kneel, twist, pull, push, grip, and climb safely through assigned shift.
  • Able to understand and meet company & customer safe work and drug testing requirements
  • Must be able to safely lift at least 25 lbs. and maneuver up to 100lbs.
  • Ability to establish a rapport and maintain close effective working relationships with other employees and customers.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Welding skills would be a plus (stick, tig, wire feed)
  • MS office and/or CAD Computer skills are a plus.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time - primarily in OR, WA & ID during outage season (March through May) - All accommodations covered by employer




  1. Complete the application on our website
  2. Submit your resume via email to
  3. Call Express Employment Professionals at 360-414-1200 or 360-225-0700 to speak with a hiring manager for a phone interview (Mon-Fri, 8am to 5:00pm).

"All employment offers are contingent on the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws."

Express Office: Longview
1208 Washington Way
Suite 130
Longview, WA 98632
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