PNNL Careers


Crafts/Ops/Laborers/Service Workers

Job Description

Job ID: 307792
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Knowledge and practical experience with setting up and operating conventional/manual machining equipment. Knowledge and practical experience setting up and operating CNC machining centers to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts, applying knowledge of machine shop theory and procedures, shop mathematics, machinability of materials, and layout techniques.

– Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements
– Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines, such as mills, lathes, and grinders
– Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors, such as speed, feed, and depth of cut
– Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required
– Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments
– Fits and assembles parts into complete assembly, using jigs, fixtures, surface plate, surface table, hand tools, and power tools
– Verifies dimensions using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks
– May develop specifications from general description and draw sketch of part or product to be fabricated
– May confer with engineers or others to resolve machining problems
– Understands and maintains a safe working environment for themselves and for their co-workers. Embodies a question attitude to create a safe working atmosphere.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Minimum Qualifications

– High School diploma or equivalent. Prefer a graduate of formal apprenticeship program or a qualified journeyman with a minimum of 3-5 years.
– Must have and be able to maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications

Practical experience and knowledge operating EDM equipment. Experience with machining copper and ceramic materials. Customer service skills and good communication techniques are required to be successful in this position.

This is a bargaining unit position and will be under the Battelle/HAMTC Labor Contract. As a condition of employment, the staff member will be required to join the appropriate union affiliated with the Hanford Metal Trades Council (HAMTC) after 30 days of continuous service, and pay union dues or pay agency fees to such union in lieu of joining.

**Must meet the minimum requirements to receive further consideration.

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307792
Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate (OSD)
Division: Facilities & Operations (F&O)
Group: Fabrication Work Team