Careers at Gem Chain Bar

CNC Machine Operators

We've expanded our production capacity by 2 new machines and need to hire some additional people! Come join our team at GEM! Full Time Day and Evening Positions are available for CNC Machine Operators. Experience with manufacturing and production of metal parts via CNC mills and lathes is preferred but training is available. Shifts available are: Monday-Thursday 4:00 am to 2:30 pm, Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, and Monday-Thursday 1:30 pm to Midnight. Pay depends on experience and includes health insurance or health savings, paid time off, performance/attendance bonuses, and 401K retirement benefits.

Please apply in person to 93 Hwy 95 N, Grangeville, ID 83530. Office Hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Please apply in person or email application (see below) or resume to

Powder Coat Technician

This Powder Coat Technician Position works Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. Experience is preferred, but will train the right detail-oriented person.  

Pay depends on experience and includes health insurance or health savings; paid time off; performance/attendance bonuses; and 401K retirement benefits. Training provided for all company specific tasks and duties. Please apply in person or email application (see below) or resume to

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

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