Peterson Corp.
  • 10-Aug-2017 to 31-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • Production
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • $22.00-30.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

First of the month following 30 days of employment

Only apply if  you are willing to make a 2 year commitment to the Swing Shift.


Peterson Pacific Corp. is an Oregon based Manufacturing Corporation established in 1981.  In 2007 Peterson Pacific was purchased by Astec Industries Inc.  Peterson manufactures heavy equipment, is focused on innovation, and continuously developing new machines for the forestry and recycling markets.  Peterson's equipment includes, but is not limited to; horizontal grinders, disc and drum chippers, infield chain flail debarkers, blower trucks, etc.

Set up and operate one or more CNC machining center to perform drilling, tapping, milling, boring and other machining operations over a range of surfaces, diameters, and depths. Must determine operation sequence, select and adjust tools and mount in storage matrix. Job set ups may be complex and require milling to very close tolerances.  Familiar with conversational controllers preferred.

Peterson is dedicated to a culture of Behavior Based SAFETY and a Healthy Environment!



  • Ensure that safe work practices are followed and adhered to.
  • Check production schedule or shop request list and plan work tasks.
  • Study blueprints, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, setup requirements, and check for errors.
  • Accurately measures, numbers, identifies dimensions, and reference points on material for fabrication or other work cells for further machining as necessary.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines as necessary to machine parts as required.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, depth, and angle of cut, or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media according to established guidelines and procedures.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Inspect finished work-piece(s) to blueprints, quality standards, exact tolerances; using measuring and inspection tools as necessary.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data to process steel (some pieces weighing as much as 300 lbs).
  • Consults with engineers, production management, programmers, or others to resolve machining or programming problems.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area and maintain all equipment, to like new appearance, according to maintenance plans and established procedures.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as directed by Machine Shop or Shift Lead.
  • Assist with directing work activities of any support staff as necessary (fork lift operator, CNC machine trainees, and/or material handlers).


  • Proficient in promoting safe and healthy work environment.
  • Notifies supervisor of product discrepancies or equipment malfunctions.
  • Adheres to established company policies and procedures paying special attention to safety regulations.
  • Report defective materials, equipment, or questionable conditions to the supervisor/manager to identify and correct the root cause.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with training guidelines.
  • Attend a weekly department safety meeting.
  • Separates scrap or waste materials for recycling, reuse, or environmentally sound disposal.
  • Maintain cleanliness in designated workspace by practicing 6S principles to reduce  safety risks.


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  • Minimum 3 yrs. experience as a CNC machinist in a heavy manufacturing industry, millwright, or demonstrated abilities through on-the-job training or education. 
  • Minimum 3 years knowledge of and experience working with steel.  
  • Overhead and Jib crane experience required.
  • Continue to grow lean knowledge and use the tools to identify and assist with continuous improvement.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as basic math skills, fractions, micrometers, percentages, ratios, proportions to practical situations, and able to convert decimals into inches.
  • Must be able to read and interpret a tape measure, blueprints, and bills of material (BOM's).


  • Associate of Art's degree (A.A.) from two-year College or similar degree from a technical school; or two to three years related experience and/or training working at a machining center; or equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent as deemed sufficient by management.
  • Must have successfully completed appropriate on-the-job or formal training in CNC machine center operation or similar computer numeric controlled machinery operation.

 Job related skills

  • Maintain positive, cooperative working relationships by working, acting, and communicating with various personalities getting along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Capacity to learn quickly, parts machined are unique to manufactured equipment and change orders are frequent.
  • Flexible and adaptable in coping with pressures, deadlines, and rapidly changing situations.
  • Skill in working efficiently and accurately to keep up with production requirements.
  • Safe material handling skills in working with steel. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Peterson Pacific Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

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