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CNC Machinist - Afternoon Shift

Ferndale, WA, US, 98248

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

The CNC Machinist position is a member of the Shop team responsible for producing high quality parts. This position is a full time position based in Ferndale, WA . The starting wage for this position is commensurate with experience and transferable skills and abilities, approximately $23-$30/hr with an additional $1/hr premium for the afternoon shift. Benefits starting on your first day, 401k match starting after 1 month, PTO, paid holidays, plus other bonus/incentives throughout the year. Promotional opportunities are available upon skills development and mastery. 



  • Afternoon Shift (2:00pm-10:30pm, M-F)
  • We can be flexible with current Machining students, on a modified schedule


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate mechanical equipment including lathes, mills, saws, oven, blenders, grinders, polishing equipment, counting equipment, and hand tools
  • Run production, monitoring parts and equipment to ensure accurate high quality parts are made safely and as efficiently as possible. 
  • Complete required paperwork including but not limited to production batches, work orders, time sheets, maintenance log, and transfer sheets.
  • Assemble parts according to specifications; follow prints or verbal directions to put together parts using hand and power tools and other assembly as necessary
  • Master all critical manufacturing operations: forklift driving, sawing, deburing, tumbling, dishwasher / washing and polishing
  • Skilled at using standard shop tools: arbor press, hammer, nails, ruler, tape measure, vise, weigh scale, assembly drawing, shop prints
  • Use blueprints and design sketches to ensure the proper dimensions and tolerance levels of finished parts
  • Follow safe machine shop practices and directions, asking questions as needed to do the assigned work 
  • Contribute ideas to improve manufacturing processes
  • Inform shop lead of situations that may pose a significant risk to the products, facilities and employee safety or customer satisfaction.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, minimum
  • 5 years cnc machine shop experience or 2yr degree in Machining from technical program (or in process)
  • Able to perform simple setup tasks (ie., jaw change, tool change)
  • Experience with common machinist inspection tools
  • Able to visually check and monitor machined parts and tooling
  • Deburring experience
  • Ability to measure English and metric numbers with shop-provided gauges and established procedures 
  • Ability to review and work from production schematics and engineering drawings
  • Math skills, including understanding of fractions, decimals and the metric system
  • Good computer skills and familiarity with Window-based programs (Outlook, Word, Excel) 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must be a self-starter, have good problem solving ability and able to work with minimal supervision
  • A fast learner committed to learning and performing this position for the short and long term


General Physical Requirements:

Verbal Communication  

Written Communication  

Hearing of Conversation Level  

Vision: Distance  

Vision: Near  

Both Hands Required  

Both Legs Required  

Operates powered equipment


Working Conditions:

Warehouse work environment with moderate exposure to unusual elements such as dust, heat, fumes, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises

Some machine operation (Forklift, oven, drill press) that poses a safety risk

Considerable physical activity. Must be able to lift 75 pounds (below shoulder height)  

Environment involves some exposure to hazards and physical risks that require following basic safety precautions

PPE such as safety glasses and steel-toe shoes are mandatory


Wage and Benefits:

Starting rate of $23-30/hr

  • Afternoon Shift receives additional $1.00/hr shift premium
  • Promotional opportunities are available upon skills development and mastery 

Benefits start on your first day:

  • Cost-sharing options for Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Company provided STD, LTD, and Basic Life Insurance. Supplemental coverage available
  • 401k and/or Roth 401k participation and company match after 1 month of employment + Quarterly Core Defined Contributions
  • Additional benefits such as: Work/Life Balance program, free Noom participation, and PayActiv Earned Wage Access
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • 80hrs of Paid Time Off per year (pro-rated on hire date); accrual rates increase with years of service

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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