Careers at Gem Chain Bar



Gem Chain Bar is currently looking to expand our staff to include an Inventory Control Specialist. Duties for this position will include maintaining accurate inventory levels and quality assurance compliance. Prefer experience with Quickbooks, Excel/Google Sheets, inventory tracking, and quality control documentation. Pay is DOE with benefits. We are willing to train the right detail oriented person looking to develop a career in the manufacturing industry.

Please submit application and/or resume to melisa@gemchainbar.com or in person at Gem Chain Bar, 93 Hwy 95 North, Grangeville, ID.

Our generic application can be downloaded by clicking the pdf icon or link 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