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Columbia Manufacturing Inc. is 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. We are committed to continual improvement through active management involvement, employee training, and customer feedback.

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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.
  • Actively work to find most cost effective process.
  • 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 a part time Engineering Intern who wants to gain experience and learn by performing a variety of design and develop activities 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.
  • Process engineering change documentation including significant 3D modeling of parts.
  • Work hands on with shop personnel on tooling and process improvements.
  • Ensure that all customer, company, and industry standards are adhered to.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Perform time studies.
  • Work with Manufacturing team to improve Quality.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualified candidate must demonstrate CAD software skills (Solidworks preferred), have strong attention to detail and solid PC skills including Excel and Word. Have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Must be comfortable working in a machine shop environment, familiarity with hands on machining is a plus. Candidate should be a self starter and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Candidate should be a undergraduate or graduate student actively pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. Should be able to understand and interpret basic blueprints and customer specifications.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a Heat Treat Operator that can load and unload furnaces and maintain compliance records. Successful candidate will have an understanding of the Heat Treat and Braze process and be able to perform light assembly work.

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

  • Load/Unload heat treat furnaces
  • Maintain compliance records
  • Preform light assembly work
  • Work with outside services firms as necessary to accomplish needed repairs.
  • Perform general Preventative Maintenance tasks
  • Work from company Operation Sheets/Blueprints

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 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 working with Heat Treat Furnaces and Charting software.  Demonstrated knowledge of typical equipment in an industrial machine shop is a plus.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a Maintenance Mechanic who can diagnose and repair simple and complex machinery and equipment issues and perform routine maintenance tasks or other tasks as directed by the Maintenance Manager.

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

  • Perform repairs on CNC and manual machinery and equipment.
  • Perform building, HVAC, plumbing, electrical and painting repairs as necessary.
  • Implement preventative maintenance measures.
  • Capable of executing advanced troubleshooting and repairs of electro-mechanical systems like AC/DC motors and drives, sensors, valves, hoists, PLC’s and general industrial equipment used in a manufacturing environment.
  • Work with outside services firms as necessary to accomplish needed repairs.
  • Perform other maintenance duties as directed.
  • Confers with engineers about quality assurance of new products designed.

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 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 repairing machinery or equipment.  Demonstrated knowledge of typical equipment in an industrial machine shop is a plus.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer who can design and develop manufacturing processes 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 into 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 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.
  • Ensure part cycle times are met and in process inspection checks are performed.
  • 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 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 Mill Operator who can run a variety of manual and CNC machines and help to enhance the productivity of our turbine engine overhaul business.

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.
  • 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: The qualified candidate must:

  • Understand the basics of shop tools and techniques including working with gauges, calipers and other inspection equipment.
  • Be able to read blueprints and have good basic math skills,
  • Have an understanding of the basics of Aerospace Overhaul (preferred not required)
  • Be articulate and punctual.
  • Motivated and willing to learn
  • Have good communication skills
  • Pass FAA mandated drug screening and adhere to the Company’s quality and safety standards.

The requirements listed 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 2 years of hands-on experience using manual or CNC milling machinery.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an aerospace technician to work in our expanding overhaul and repair business.  The ideal candidate will be able to perform a variety of overhaul and repair functions including disassembly, clean, blast, burr and blend of certain turbine engine component parts.

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

  • Perform a variety of duties to burr and blend surfaces on aircraft engine parts according to instructions contained in operation sheets.
  • Be able to read blueprints and have good basic math skills,
  • Use appropriate abrasives and air guns required for each part or operation. If needed, set-up holding devices such as rotary and hydraulic tables. Use carbide drills, emery cratex and flat wheels, PSA discs, buffing and wire sheets and diamond files according to the operation requirements.
  • Operate burr guns of different configurations or buffing machines to bring about dimensions required on operations sheets. Inspect own work using micrometers, calipers, verniers, gage blocks and pins and visual aids.
  • Grit blasting parts to remove coatings. Work from established practices and overhaul manual instructions and procedures to perform a variety of duties to prepare parts for subsequent operations.
  • In addition to burr and blend duties, cross training will be required to learn and perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The qualified candidate must:

  • Understand the basics of shop tools and techniques including working with gauges, calipers, and other inspection equipment.
  • Have good basic math skills,
  • Understanding of the basics of Aerospace Overhaul (preferred not required)
  • Be articulate and punctual.
  • Motivated and willing to learn
  • Have good communication skills
  • Pass FAA mandated drug screening and adhere to the Company’s quality and safety standards.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED is preferred.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience burring fabricated parts in an aerospace or other high quality market environment.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a CNC Programmer that can successfully write Machine programs for both NC Turning and NC Milling. Successful candidate will maximize efficiency and achieve acceptable quality.

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

  • Research current cutting technology
  • Incorporate part flow into machine programs
  • Work with engineering to design best holding fixtures
  • Work with Operations to achieve perfect quality
  • Maintain/Develop software control procedures
  • Update/Maintain company Operation Sheets/Blueprints

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 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 programming NC equipment.  Demonstrated knowledge of typical equipment in an industrial machine shop is a plus.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an experienced quality engineer looking to take the next step in their career. This individual needs to be high energy and have a passion for process and driving a culture of quality and excellence. The right person will have relevant experience in the aerospace industry in new product introduction, statistical process control, PFMEA, 8D analysis, root cause and corrective action just to name a few. Experience in a machine shop environment and with VISUAL manufacturing ERP system is a plus.

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

  • Assist Calibration Technician with Gage R&R/MSA studies for standard measuring tools and complex inspection fixtures.
  • Support the MRB process for nonconforming materials.
  • Maintain QMS procedures and documents.
  • Generate Pratt & Whitney & GE Aviation FAI’s & ECAV for new and returning part numbers.
  • Develop PFMEA’s & Control Plans for Customer and Internal KPI’s.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Establish program to evaluate precision and accuracy of production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities.
  • Prior Certification as a DQR/DSQR Release Agent for Pratt & Whitney & GE Aviation.
  • Maintain performance and quality metrics.

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 and external customer needs. 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

  • BS in Engineering is preferred but not required, plus a minimum of five (5) year’s experience in an aerospace quality environment.
  • Familiarity Pratt & Whitney and/or GE Aviation quality systems.
  • Internal auditing experience specifically with ISO9000/AS9100 and NADCAP.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of machining and sheet metal manufacturing.
  • Computer literate and understands quality system documentation such as Procedures, Work Instructions, Quality Records, and other controlled documentation.
  • Possess good communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Individual should demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility for tasks typically associated with other team positions.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for a Sheet Metal Mechanic with the ability to plan, layout and fabricate sheet metal parts and products. The successful candidate will also be required to perform work quality checks.

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

  • Inspect product using basic measuring equipment.
  • Work independently interpreting blueprints and engineering specifications.
  • Trim, file, grind, deburr and smooth surfaces.
  • Lay out and mark dimensions and reference lines on material to develop and trace pattern of products or parts using templates.
  • Set up an operate fabrication machines such as shears, presses and forming rolls to cut, bend, block and form or straighten material.
  • 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.

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 and be able to lift a maximum of 25 pounds. They must be committed to quality, safety and communication and be a team player. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma/GED required. Exposure to the Aerospace industry a plus. Must possess strong basic math skills.

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.
  • Ensure part cycle times are met and in process inspection is performed in accordance with company procedures.
  • 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. 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.

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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.