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Blount International, Inc. Manufacturing Specialist II Chain Assembly Operator in Portland, Oregon

Manufacturing Specialist II Chain Assembly Operator

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Date: Aug 31, 2020


Portland, OR, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location: Portland, OR

Functional Area: Manufacturing

Number of Openings: 3

Current Openings: 3.00

Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.

We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.

The successful candidate will safely produce high quality product with on-time delivery to customers. Operates chain assembly equipment. Adheres to Safety, Quality, and other Blount, Inc. policies and procedures. Meets schedule and performance requirements. Participates in problem-solving, continuous improvement and other team-oriented activities, including Kaizen events.

Location: Portland, Oregon

Reports to: Production Supervisor


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary Tasks (80%)

  • Uses work instructions, shop planning, and other standard work documents

  • Starts up and shuts down machines

  • Operates Multimatics and Duomatics, as well as other equipment

  • Assembles and packages multiple chain types

  • Places orders for maintenance, materials, and other supplies via electronic system

  • Verifies parts, process, and paperwork per documentation

  • Correctly follows processes and instruction

  • Performs minor machine adjustments and maintenance

  • Records production information appropriately on paperwork and in other systems

  • Performs part change

  • Accurately documents required information, including timekeeping information

  • Appropriately communicates issues clearly and in a timely manner

  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe workplace

  • Secondary Tasks (20%)

  • Performs and records necessary Quality checks, including sensor, droop, mylar and other checks as required by instructions and policies

  • Communicates any quality deviations as required by documentation

  • Performs machine checks as required by instructions, policies, and other requirements

  • Retrieves and moves components, parts, or other materials in a safe manner, as required

  • Isolates, sorts and/or tests components, parts, or other materials, as needed

  • Updates production boards or systems, as required

  • Relieves other machine operators for meetings, breaks, or lunches, as required

  • Possible additional use of computer software, email, SAP, etc.

  • Participates in meetings, trainings, and discussions, including DMS meetings, TPM meetings, Continuous Improvement events, and Kaizen Events

  • Other duties, as assigned

  • Safety Responsibilities (100%)

  • Understands and follows safety procedures at all times

  • Wears required safety equipment

  • Reports injuries, accidents, and hazards immediately

  • Exercises caution and situational awareness


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Able to read and write English

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Previous job related or department experience preferred but not required

  • Good work performance required


Typical skills and abilities may include the following:

  • Ability to work any shift and change shifts when needed

  • Willing to work overtime, as needed

  • Ability to adapt to and accept change

  • Demonstrated flexibility, customer focus and quality commitment required

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as part of a team

  • Exhibits a high standard of professional integrity and respect for others

  • Ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from others and own mistakes

  • Ability to understand instructions with minimal need for additional direction

  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures, work rules, and work policies


  • Must be available for all of the following shifts (rotating shift schedule):

  • Day shift: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Swing shift: 4:00 p.m. to midnight

  • Graveyard shift: Midnight to 7:30 a.m.

  • Or when assigned to a special shift determined by department needs


Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.

Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit

Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.

During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.