Millwright in Cascade Steel - McMinnville at Cascade Steel

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Continually: Assemble, erect, dismantle, adjust, test, regulate and repair mechanical equipment, machinery, etc.
  • Occasionally: Use cables and slings to create necessary rigging as required for specific purposes that may change from one job to another.
  • Occasionally: Reads blueprints and sketches as well as completing layout work. Welds, burns and fits metals and other materials.
  • Continually:  Inspects machinery and equipment which is not operating satisfactorily to determine cause of breakdown/delay of equipment.
  • Occasionally:   Repairs, sets up and aligns bearings.
  • Continually: Routine preventative maintenance inspections and repairs.
  • Frequently: Sets tolerances for shear blades, dies, punches, rolls, etc.
  • Frequently: Uses precision instruments such as micrometer for measuring.
  • Performs related duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Sitting: Occasionally: Sits average of 2 hours per day, but not consecutively. Sits on breaks or may sit on stool at workbench while completing bench work.
  • Standing/Walking: Continually while performing normal maintenance of equipment and traveling to and from site of repair. Walking surfaces include gravel, cement, water, mud, uneven ground, asphalt, between piles of scrap pieces. May also stand on hot surfaces of furnace or steel.
  • Crouching (bend at knees): Frequently, while performing normal maintenance on equipment and plant machinery.
  • Stooping:  Frequently while performing normal maintenance of equipment and plant machinery.  Works/stoops at all levels including waist height, to knees.  May stoop to get on back or belly to access equipment for repair.
  • Reaching: Frequently reaches overhead, at shoulder or waist height or at floor level. Must get at all angles while performing normal maintenance of equipment and plant machinery. Reaches with tools or hoses of 3-5 feet length, in process of repairs.
  • Twisting/Turning:  Frequently twists.  May twist from  neck, waist, hips while accessing equipment or machinery in process of repair.  Some repairs allow option for moving feet instead of twisting, but often the angle of access is awkward and requires twisting.
  • Climbing: Frequently climbing to areas required. This is a “troubleshooting” position, so may work in all areas of plant. Climbs grated steel stairs up to 12 times per day. Also climbs on ladders or on crane or other equipment in process of inspection or repair.
  • Crawling: Rarely to Occasionally may need to crawl to access area. May be on cement, deck and near very hot machinery.
  • Kneeling: Occasionally to inspect/work in particular area. May kneel on concrete, roof, dirt, etc. While kneeling may be reaching to replace part, hose, etc.
  • Leg/Foot: Rarely. Only for walking and vehicle operation.
  • Handling: Continuously: Handles tool bag, all types of tools and equipment, various sized parts and hoses.
  • Fingering/Feeling/Grasping: Continually to use hand tools, air tools with vibration, and parts as small as a tiny screw and as large as 3-inch bolts. Must have sensation in fingers for fine motor activity and sensitivity to heat.
  • Balance: Frequently to climb ladders and to work above ground level on various equipment and machinery. May have to “perch” with a foot on two different areas/levels of equipment to be able to access area for repair.
  • Vehicle Use: Frequently operates vehicles of forklifts, cranes and trucks.
  • Pushing/Pulling:  Frequently pushes and pulls for hoses, tools, pry bars, pipe wrench, etc.  Rarely push/pull requires up to 80 pounds of weight.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Continually carries minimum of tool belt weighing up to 20 pounds.  Other lift/carry includes parts, tools, hoses, etc.  Common to lift weights of 20-50 pounds independently.  Occasionally carries weights over 100 pounds with assistance.  At times cranes are available for lifts.  Other times access to equipment doesn’t allow use of cranes.


  • Talking:   Frequently via radio, walkie-talkie and in person to communicate daily work instructions.
  • Hearing: Continually, to receive instructions of daily work and to be aware of sounds of radio, intercom, equipment and alarms.
  • Vision: Requires normal vision to see equipment and tools to complete regular maintenance. Good depth perception for fine-tuning equipment.
  • Smell: Continually. To detect fires and gases

Personal Dress / Hygiene Standards: Company policy requires clothes (cotton preferred) in decent shape with no rips or tears. Steel-toed safety boots with metatarsal guards and safety glasses are required along with other safety equipment as needed for specific jobs or area.



  • Interaction with others is continual to receive work instructions and to relay information about job to co-workers.
  • Flexibility requirement is continuous . Could be called to any location at any time to assist with equipment failure.  Some overtime required.  Must be available to work all shifts and holidays and overtime as required
  • Attention to Detail:  Continually attentive to details of repair.  Must work independently after receiving orders of the day.
  • Ability to understand and carry out simple oral or written instructions.
  • Recognize unacceptable variations from the standards and take appropriate action if needed.
  • Continually uses considerable judgment in adjusting, dismantling, assembling, and repairing mill equipment.



  • Works indoors and outdoors approximately 50% each. Exposed to furnace heat over 500°F for short periods as well as typical Oregon weather when working out of doors.
  • Safety Equipment Required:  Must wear steel-toed safety boots with metatarsal guards, earplugs, safety glasses, hardhat, fall protection (harness), hot coat, and respirator when needed.
  • Exposures:  Continually exposed to all noise, dirt, fumes, chemicals, grease, oil and extreme temperature from furnaces.
  • Operation of Equipment/Tools/Vehicles:  Frequently uses manlifts, hysters, cranes, hoses, hand tools, electrical tools and pumps.
  • Continually: Dispose of waste products, clean up spills of oils, greases, floor dry, aerosol cans, and proper labeling of wastes.
Required Skills

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS                         

  • Punctuality and consistent attendance is required. Some overtime is required.
  • Familiar with and practice general safety practices and procedures. (ie. Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space)
  • Knowledgeable in the use of hand tools, cutting torch, and power tools as well as welding for repair, both stick and wire.
  • Ability to interpret drawings and sketches and experience with blue print and drafting from either education or training.
  • Able to drive company truck (manual transmission). Driver’s license not required.
  • Ability to operate forklift, aerial lift and cranes. Certification required. Must be fitted for fall protection and PPE and must pass eye exam.
  • No employee shall pose a direct threat to self or others.
Required Experience


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, speak English and understand written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to wear respirator/PAPR welding hood. Clean shaven as needed.
  • Millwright journeyman level experience
  • Work history reflecting dependable attendance.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. 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.