Join Our Growing World-Class Team

Since 1980, Columbia Manufacturing, Inc., has provided CNC machining of components, sheet-metal, and machined fabrications for the aircraft and other related industries. We are a privately held, comprehensive supplier of high quality, complex hardware throughout the United States and Internationally. Our growing staff of engineers, machinery technicians, welders, fabricators, and assemblers are trained in all aspects of fabrication and machining and are dedicated to meeting our customer’s rigorous requirements.

We are actively seeking employees who are dedicated to delivering high-quality products through manufacturing excellence and process ingenuity at a competitive price. If you are looking to join the exciting and growing field of aircraft manufacturing, we encourage you to apply. Columbia Manufacturing Inc. is committed to continual improvement through active management involvement, employee training, and customer feedback.

Our Core Values

Guided by six core values, our vision is to be the supplier of choice to the OEM and MRO markets that we serve, delivering value to our stakeholders while recognizing and rewarding our employees.

  • Customers satisfaction – Persistence in all that we do to deliver superior products and services to our customers.
  • Continuous Improvement – Creating a culture that embraces change, constantly seeking improvement, elimination of waste and a commitment to quality.
  • Honesty, Integrity, and Trust – Maintaining the highest ethical standards, honoring our commitments and being open and honest in all that we do.
  • Teamwork – building inclusive teams, utilizing our experiences to identify solutions for our customers.
  • Rewarding Work Environment – Providing opportunity, dignity, and respect for our employees in a safe and rewarding environment.
  • Empowerment – Sharing information with our employees, customers, and suppliers enabling them to take initiative and make decisions to solve problems and improve our products and services.

Columbia Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and may be subject to our random drug testing program depending on where they are assigned to work.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefit package that includes, among other benefits, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer several options for medical insurance, dental insurance, and 401(k) plan with a Company match.

When you apply for a position at Columbia Manufacturing your application is submitted to the Human Resources department. Your resume will be kept on file for one year after submission. You may submit your application for each individual opening in which you are interested. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of this website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Columbia Human Resources. Note: This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Available Positions

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Burr Bench Operator who can grind and smooth surfaces of items, such as machined and fabricated aerospace components using a variety of hand tools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Examines and feels surface of workpiece for defects.
  • Selects grade of abrasive belt, wheel, or disk according to specifications, knowledge of abrasives, and condition of metal, and attaches to grinder.
  • Starts grinder and moves it over surface of workpiece to remove scratches, laminated metal, excess weld material, and burrs.
  • Polishes ground area with finer abrasive to produce smooth, unmarred surface.
  • Replaces worn abrasive disk, wheels, and belts.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls as well as reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Attention to detail in follow work instructions including the use of proper personal protective equipment to perform the tasks safely.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. The individual must be able to accurately read blueprints, able to lift a maximum of 30 pounds.  They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED is preferred.  A minimum of 5 years experience burring fabricated parts in an aerospace or other high quality market environment.  Must possess strong basic math skills and have a proven history of working with gauges, calipers and other inspection equipment.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced CNC VTL Lathe Operator who can run a variety of CNC VTL machines and help to enhance the productivity of our organization. The successful candidate will perform work quality checks and monitor machine output each hour.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects.
  • Ensure that every machine procedure is done in accordance with the strict guidelines of the company.
  • Inspect the work area and machines that were used during the day prior to leaving at the end of each shift.
  • Follow all company safety protocol.
  • Maintain tooling in good working order and perform required tooling maintenance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machinery per procedures.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. The individual must be able to accurately read blueprints, able to lift a maximum of 25 pounds and stand for an eight-hour shift. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred). A minimum of 5 years of hands on experience using production CNC VTL machinery. Must possess strong basic math skills and have a proven history of working with gauges, calipers, and other inspection equipment.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Manual Vertical Lathe Operator who can run a variety of Manual VTL machines and help to enhance the productivity of our organization. The successful candidate will perform work quality checks and monitor machine output each hour.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects.
  • Ensure that every machine procedure is done in accordance with the strict guidelines of the company.
  • Inspect the work area and machines that were used during the day prior to leaving at the end of each shift.
  • Follow all company safety protocol.
  • Maintain tooling in good working order and perform required tooling maintenance.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. The individual must be able to accurately read blueprints, able to lift a maximum of 25 pounds and stand for an eight-hour shift. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred). A minimum of 5 years of hands on experience running manual vertical lathes. Must possess strong basic math skills and have a proven history of working with gauges, calipers and other inspection equipment.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer who can design and develop manufacturing processes and tooling to fabricate parts in a machine shop environment and help to enhance the productivity of our organization.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop process documentation to manufacture parts to customer supplied drawings and technical data.
  • Apply working knowledge of machining, welding and metal forming to the manufacturing process.
  • Maintain functional authority for controls and process integration within area of assigned responsibility.
  • Develop and utilize standardized design criteria across all product and processes.
  • Evaluate and implement engineering change requests in to appropriate documentation and follow change request through all approvals.
  • Provide technical support to shop personnel.
  • Estimate/support new part introduction process which will include estimating costs for new parts.
  • Monitor and improve processes on existing parts and programs.
  • Ensure that all customer, company, and industry standards are adhered to.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills are required. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Candidate should have a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and a minimum of 5 years of hands on manufacturing process experience in a machine shop environment. Aerospace industry experience is preferred. Must possess strong knowledge of blueprints, technical specifications, working in an ISO quality system and must be proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs as well as CAD, preferably Solidworks.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Tig Welder who can weld a variety of Materials, thicknesses and configurations, and help to enhance the productivity of our organization. The successful candidate will also be required to perform work quality checks.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Weld materials in strict compliance with written procedures to aerospace standards.
  • Perform proper set-up and calibration procedures for all equipment and accessories to be used on projects.
  • Ensure that every machine procedure is done in accordance with the strict guidelines of the company.
  • Inspect the work area and machines that were used during the day prior to leaving at the end of each shift.
  • Follow all company safety protocol.
  • Maintain tooling in good working order and perform required tooling maintenance.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machinery per procedures.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. The individual must be able to accurately read blueprints, able to lift a maximum of 25 pounds. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred). A minimum of 5 years of hands on Aerospace welding experience in Tig welding. Must possess strong basic math skills and have a proven history of working with gauges, calipers and other inspection equipment.

Note: If we select you for an interview you will be required to perform weld samples at that time.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Tool & Die Maker who can fabricate and repair metalworking dies, cutting tools, jigs and fixtures from CAD models and a variety of engineering definition.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must be able to study blueprints, sketches, models, or descriptions, and visualizes product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions, plans layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock for machining.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathes, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications.
  • Lifts machined parts, positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard or previously used dies, tools, jigs and fixtures, and recommends design modifications regarding construction and function of part tool.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions for specialty tools and drafts or sketches design of product.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualified candidate must demonstrate training ability and be able to support internal customer needs. The individual must be able to accurately read blueprints, able to lift a maximum of 25 pounds.  They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associates degree or equivalent from a two year college or technical school is preferred.  A minimum of 5 years experience fabricating tools for precision component markets.  Must possess strong basic math skills and have a proven history of working with gauges, calipers and other inspection equipment.  Familiarity with Solidworks and Microsoft Office applications is a plus.