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A-dec, Inc. Machine Operator I in Newberg, Oregon


A-dec has become an employer of choice and the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable dental equipment, including patient chairs, operatory lights, dental delivery systems, and much more. We are dedicated to innovation and creative solutions for our customers, worldwide. That’s why we embed our values into the work we do every day. One choice at a time.

At A-dec, being an industry leader means putting people first. Always. We empower employees to develop to their highest potential. A workplace focused on total well-being for the entire family. Opportunities for technical innovation, leadership development, and personal challenge. A place to grow. We extend that same concern for people to our peers, customers, and community. It’s the only way we know how to run a business.

Our global headquarters, located in Newberg, Oregon, is our single largest manufacturing facility. Spread across more than 50 acres, our campus supports many teams with diverse responsibilities all working together to innovate, design, and produce creative, reliable, solutions for our customers. Our machining division includes multiple departments such as, conventional CNC lathes, CNC milling cells, Swiss auto lathes and screw machines, sheet metal and fabrication, and welding. As a division, we work with a broad range of machining technology and continuously strive to improve our tools, knowledge, capacity, and parts. Most importantly, our experienced team of knowledgeable professionals supports each other and collaborates to achieve the best results. We pride ourselves on precision machining.

This position operates machinery for production parts and basic fabrication tasks within assigned area under close supervision. Works with clearly defined, established instructions and support from the Unit Specialist or trainer. The position is responsible for set-up and operation of secondary machinery and polish equipment.


  • Operates simple machines within assigned area and under supervision:

  • Parts finishing

  • Deburring

  • Cleaning

  • Routing

  • Basic drill and tap work

  • Masking and/or racking parts to be painted

  • Performs routine maintenance, including lubrication and cleaning.

  • Safely and efficiently routes parts using material handling equipment.

  • Inspects personal production, to achieve and maintain quality standards.

  • Works collaboratively within the team to maintain a neat and organized work station.

  • Achieves and maintains productivity standards, follows all safety guidelines, and maintains acceptable dependability level.

  • Actively engages and participates in department continuous improvement efforts.

  • Understands and completes documentation needed to comply with policies and procedures that are appropriate for the position

  • Follows safety guidelines, must not pose a risk to self or others, identifies potential safety hazards and initiates corrective action when necessary.

  • Actively participates in all department, quarterly, and company meetings.

  • Other duties as assigned (refer to the job family and skills matrix).


  • Must be able to read, write, and effectively communicate work information in English.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions, including actively participating in a pass down communication to other shift peers and leadership.

  • Demonstrates ability to manage time and resources effectively.

  • Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes that emphasize and focus on permanent resolutions to problems.

  • Basic knowledge of ISO procedures and principles of Lean Manufacturing.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic shop math calculations.

  • Collaboratively work with others employees within work group to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems when necessary.

  • Demonstrated manual dexterity required.

Required within the first 180 days:

  • Ability to interpret job-related blueprints and work instructions.

  • Must be able to use measuring tools to inspect most assigned work.

  • Must be able to effectively use parts handling equipment.

  • Must be able to identify most common tooling types.

  • Must be able to identify most common material types.

Drug Screen and Background Check required

A-dec is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.In addition, A-dec will not discriminate against applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another.*VEVRAA Federal Contractor”

A-dec is interested in qualified candidates authorized to work in the United States for US-based positions. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment visas.

Job Location(s)US-OR-Newberg

Posted Date1 month ago(1/28/2021 7:15 PM)

Job ID2021-3046

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