Careers at Gem Chain Bar

Gem Chain Bar offers career opportunities in manufacturing that include training programs, health benefits, vacation pay and competitive wages.  As a growing company dedicated to quality and precision manufacturing, GEM has recently developed a National Registered Apprenticeship Program.  This program allows GEM employees to become a Journeyworker CNC Operator - Milling and Turning.

The apprenticeship program is registered with the US Department of Labor and certified by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).  Apprentices are employed and trained at GEM Chain Bar utilizing the NIMS curriculum Precision Machining Technology.  Once training is completed, the CNC Operator Journeyworker status is nationally recorded with the US Department of Labor.

Still in High School?  GEM currently has a School To Registered Apprenticeship Program agreement with Grangeville High School.  Students, who are 16 years of age or older, are encouraged to submit an application to GEM.  If you or your school is interested in our training program or employment, please contact our Apprenticeship Coordinator - Melisa Kaschmitter at (208) 983-0203 or

Advanced, Precision CNC & Robotic Machining

National Registered Apprenticeship Program

CNC Operator – Milling and Turning

Training Certified by:
National Institute of Metalworking Skills

Accredited & Nationally Recognized by:
US Department of Labor

Classroom, Hands-on, Online Training:
Precision Machining Technology Course

On-the-Job Training:
Employment at Gem Chain Bar

Nationally Recognized:
Journeyworker CNC Operator