Tacoma, WA
Posted: December 2, 2023

Bradken’s Specialty Products business is a leading global manufacturer of innovative, complex engineered castings and fabrications for commercial and military applications. Bradken operates a global network of manufacturing, sales and service facilities employing about 3,000 people worldwide. How we go about our work is just as important as the work we do.

An exciting opportunity for a Machinist to join our team based in Tacoma, Washington. We offer great opportunities and career advancement. 

SHIFT:  1st Shift 7:00AM-3:30PM
             2nd Shift 2:15PM – 11:45PM

WAGE:  $24.92-$39.23 (Based on the Union Agreement) 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Comply with organizational health, safety, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Run & operate medium to large Conventional Vertical Lathe’s & Horizontal Boring Machines along with miscellaneous lathes & milling operations.
  • Set-up and program machine equipment
  • Work to hold Scheduling and maintain a good workflow
  • Create maintenance work orders as needed to keep the equipment and tools in good working order
  • Perform preventative maintenance necessary for the Machine Tool
  • Participate in cost saving or process improvement projects
  • Maintain good housekeeping at your work station
  • Immediately correct safety issues that are within your area and alert management to any safety issues that need further attention
  • Participate in special activities, projects, and programs in order to support BRADKEN’s safety, quality, and productivity goals
  • Other duties as assigned or requested


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work well with others
  • Ability to work with limited supervision


  • High school diploma or equivalent*
  • Minimum of four years experience as a Journey Level Machinist*
  • Apprenticeship certificate or equal is a plus*
  • Experience running and operating conventional medium to large vertical lathes & horizontal boring machines with programming at the machine tool work station preferred

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Prefer computer skills knowledge
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • CNC Programming

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to use arms, hands, legs and feet in repetitive motions
  • Must be able to twist, stoop, bend, and stand in the performance of job duties
  • Must be able to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk on concrete floors and uneven surfaces for the duration of the shift

Why join our team at Bradken?  We believe our people are our greatest asset. Keeping our team safe and healthy; physically and mentally has always been our top priority. We encourage and support dynamic and flexible work options to promote a healthy balance and let you get the most out of your time.


  • Successful applicants will be eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000 once you commence work with us*.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance options
  • Life and AD&D coverage provided by Bradken
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage provided by Bradken
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Paid Holidays, PTO, and Vacation
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Employee Training and Education Reimbursement opportunities
  • We also recognize and reward our employees for the great outcomes they produce and for living Our Values with local and global programs

100 years of knowledge and experience behind us, endless opportunities ahead.  

*Sign-on Bonus payments are subject to meeting with policy and criteria.

Prior to commencing employment, you will be required to complete a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Bradken is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, engaging and flexible environment for our people because great things happen when individuals are given the opportunity to bring themselves into their work. All employment will be based on merit, competence, performance and business needs.



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