Careers at Gem Chain Bar


CNC Machine Operator


We are expanding our shop working hours and increasing staff on existing shifts. Multiple CNC Operator Positions are available to work Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday 10 hour days, Monday-Thursday 10 hour evenings or Friday-Sunday 12 hour days, weekend shift paid as 40 hour week. Experience is required for Evening and Weekend shifts, training is available for Day shift positions. Pay depends on experience and includes benefits.


CNC Operators will be trained to use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery safely and accurately to perform a variety of functions.


Responsibilities include:
Preparing and operating CNC machines to perform milling and turning operations.
Prepare and load raw materials and parts onto the machines.
Prepare a test run to check if the machine produces the output according to specifications.
Set machines to complete full cycles to fabricate large numbers of parts.
Supervise the machines while they execute the tasks and make any necessary adjustments to produce a better result.
Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly.
Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality.
Log production parts and processes into quality and inventory control systems.

 
Potential Shifts include:

6:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday

1:30 pm to 12:00 am Monday-Thursday

4:30 AM to 5:00 pm Friday-Sunday


Benefits include Health Insurance, paid vacation, and performance bonuses. Training provided for all company specific tasks and duties. Please apply in person or email application (see below) or resume to melisa@gemchainbar.com.

Product Finisher


We are looking for people to fill multiple positions for product finishing. Multiple shifts are available, see below. Starting positions are Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday 10 hour days. Training is provided and once completed, evening and weekend shifts are available. Pay depends on experience and includes benefits.


Product Finishers will be trained to perform final finishing on metal products using handtools, power tools and knowledge of metal finishing techniques.


Full time position with duties to include:

Metal preparation work such as sanding, sand blasting, grinding, drilling, grooving, edging and other operations to bring parts into tolerance and prepare for coating.
Perform production spray powder painting or dip operations involving liquid anti-rust of metal products requiring finishes.
Assemble final products by riveting pieces together to meet with specified tolerances.
Weld pieces into final products, weld parts to finish product.
Measure parts for quality based on quality management procedures and requirements.
Log production parts and processes into quality and inventory control systems.

 
Potential Shifts include:

6:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday

8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday

1:30 pm to 12:00 am Monday-Thursday

Benefits include Health Insurance, paid vacation, and performance bonuses. Training provided for all company specific tasks and duties. Please apply in person to 93 Hwy 95 North, Grangeville, ID 83530.  Applications are available below:


Check out this video from our collaboration with Idaho PTECH and NIMM showing today's youth what careers in our industry are like.  It is a good illustration from three companies, Gem Chain Bar, Clearwater Hydraulics and Hillco Technologies, showing the different types of jobs and skills that can be learned in metal manufacturing and how they are relevant across many different industries.



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 melisa@gemchainbar.com.

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