Manual Machinist


Located in Longview, WA

Salary: $30-$35/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


 Pay: $30-35 


Associate Benefits

While working for Express, our associates can also become eligible for a variety of benefits:

  • Referral bonuses - $100 per employee referred after 80 hours worked.
  • Medical plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision/eyewear plan
  • Prescription drug reimbursement
  • Short-term disability
  • Direct deposit
  • Sick Pay
  • Perks at Work – Save money with offers and discounts on everything from large or everyday purchases with popular merchants. 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Life insurance


At Express, we will assess your skills; offer you interview and resume writing tips, and work with you to find a job that fits your needs and abilities. You will never pay a fee at Express and you will have the opportunity to earn benefits. We have more than 200 jobs available every month and we want to talk to you! To find out more, contact us today!



  1. Stop by our office at 1208 Washington Way Suite 130, Longview, WA 98632 (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm)
  2. Call Express Employment Professionals at 360-414-1200 to speak with a hiring manager
  3. Text "Jobs" to 360-414-1200
  4. Complete the application on our website
  5. Submit your resume via email to

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


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