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Machine Operator - Night Shift

Ferndale, WA, US, 98248

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

The Machine Operator position is a member of the Shop team responsible for producing high quality parts, working collaboratively with good productivity and low scrap rate. This position is a full time position based in Ferndale, WA on our night shift (10:00pm-6:30am, M-F). Timken provides competitive pay and benefits that start on your first day. The starting rate for this position is $20.75/hr with an additional $1.50/hr premium for the night shift.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate mechanical equipment including lathes, mills, saws, oven, blenders, grinders, polishing equipment, counting equipment, and hand tools
  • Run production, monitoring parts and equipment to ensure accurate high quality parts are made safely and as efficiently as possible. 
  • Complete required paperwork including but not limited to production batches, work orders, time sheets, maintenance log, and transfer sheets.
  • Assemble parts according to specifications; follow prints or verbal directions to put together parts using hand and power tools and other assembly as necessary
  • Master all critical manufacturing operations: forklift driving, sawing, deburing, tumbling, dishwasher / washing and polishing
  • Skilled at using standard shop tools: arbor press, hammer, nails, ruler, tape measure, vise, weigh scale, assembly drawing, shop prints
  • Use blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished parts
  • Follow safe machine shop practices and directions, asking questions as needed to do the assigned work 
  • Contribute ideas to improve manufacturing processes
  • Inform shop lead of situations that may pose a significant risk to the products, facilities and employee safety or customer satisfaction


Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, minimum
  • Production/manufacturing experienced required; Machine shop and CNC operation preferred
  • Ability to measure English and metric numbers with shop-provided gauges and established procedures 
  • Ability to review and work from production schematics and engineering drawings
  • Math skills, including understanding of fractions, decimals and the metric system
  • Good computer skills and familiarity with Window-based programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Flexibility to change tasks when priorities change and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with ability to work with others in a professional manner
  • A fast learner committed to learning and performing this position for the short and long term
  • Ability to work within manufacturing, quality and safety guidelines


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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