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A-dec, Inc. Machinist - Brown & Sharpe in Newberg, Oregon


A-dec has become an employer of choice and the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable dental equipment, including patient chairs, operatory lights, dental delivery systems, and much more. We are dedicated to innovation and creative solutions for our customers, worldwide. That’s why we embed our values into the work we do every day. One choice at a time.

At A-dec, being an industry leader means putting people first. Always. We empower employees to develop to their highest potential. A workplace focused on total well-being for the entire family. Opportunities for technical innovation, leadership development, and personal challenge. A place to grow. We extend that same concern for people to our peers, customers, and community. It’s the only way we know how to run a business.

Our global headquarters, located in Newberg, Oregon, is our single largest manufacturing facility. Spread across more than 50 acres, our campus supports many teams with diverse responsibilities all working together to innovate, design, and produce creative, reliable, solutions for our customers. Our machining division includes multiple departments such as, conventional CNC lathes, CNC milling cells, Swiss auto lathes and screw machines, sheet metal and fabrication, and welding. As a division, we work with a broad range of machining technology and continuously strive to improve our tools, knowledge, capacity, and parts. Most importantly, our experienced team of knowledgeable professionals supports each other and collaborates to achieve the best results. We pride ourselves on precision machining.

This Machinist position operates multiple moderately complex machines including Brown & Sharpe automatic lathesfor production parts and moderate to complex fabrication tasks within assigned area without supervision. The position is responsible for set-up, operation, and troubleshooting a majority of the key equipment within the assigned area.


  • Operates multiple machines, including Brown & Sharpe, manual lathes and mills, CNC lathes and mills, machining centers, and Automatic Lathes in assigned area with limited supervision.

  • Performs routine maintenance, including lubrication and cleaning.

  • Troubleshoot moderate equipment problems and request service or repairs as needed.

  • Read and interpret work orders and adjust equipment and materials to match.

  • Inspects personal production, to achieve and maintain quality standards and may make recommendations for improvement.

  • Helps with rework and teaches others on how to reduce scrap.

  • Actively engages and participates in department continuous improvement efforts to supports and implement improvements to processes, programs, tooling, and fixturing, applying innovation and creative solutions which result in exceeding goals and targets.

  • Works collaboratively within the team to maintain a neat and organized work station.

  • Achieves and maintains productivity standards, follows all safety guidelines, and maintains acceptable dependability level.

  • Understands and completes documentation needed to comply with policies and procedures that are appropriate for the position

  • Effectively interprets production, learning to predict flow and is proactive to keep personal production line/area operating at a high level and may coach others.

  • Versatile in operating major equipment centers with key machinery supported by secondary machines and operations

  • Works with Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians to provide input to assist with resolving quality concerns and improve existing processes.

  • Follows safety guidelines, must not pose a risk to self or others, identifies potential safety hazards and initiates corrective action when necessary.

  • Actively participates in all department, quarterly, and company meetings.

  • Train and mentor less experienced machinists and machine operators how to perform tasks related to manual lathes, mills, and CNC machining centers

  • Other duties as assigned (refer to the job family and skills matrix).


  • Generally requires a 3-5 years machinist experience and knowledge of developing methods to machine first-run prototypes, set-up, operation, and troubleshooting of multiple CNC machining centers, Automatic Lathes, and manual mills and lathes, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience with Brown & Sharpe is preferred.

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English with demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions and troubleshoot problems when necessary. Actively participate in a pass down communication to other shift peers and leadership.

  • Must be able to fulfill the minimum qualifications of Machine Operator I, II and Machinist I.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively inspect assigned work using precision measuring equipment; micrometers, bore gages, manual or video comparators, CMM, or special equipment as required allowing for mobility within the department.

  • Demonstrates the ability to manage time and resources effectively.

  • Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes that emphasize and focus on permanent resolutions to problems and collaboratively work with other employees within work group to achieve goals.

  • Knowledge of all tooling and material types used during production, including uncommon and unconventional tools, with the ability to alter tools to achieve desired results.

  • Ability to interpret blueprints with a proficient knowledge of GD&T.

  • Continuous improvement skills for basic production and fabrication, including manual lathes, mills, and CNC machining centers (see color matrix).

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles.

  • Knowledge of ISO procedures.

  • Ability to perform math calculations with an understanding of decimal/fraction equivalence, geometry, and trigonometry.

  • Moderate computer skills and ability to learn and understand ERP systems.

    Drug Screen and Background Check required.

    A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another.*VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

    A-dec is interested in qualified candidates authorized to work in the United States for US-based positions. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas.

Job Location(s)US-OR-Newberg

Posted Date3 months ago(1/4/2021 10:26 AM)

Job ID 2020-2886

of Openings 1

Shift Swing M-Th

Category Manufacturing