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Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. Metal Finisher I - Day Shift in Oregon City, Oregon

Our Core Values

ELEVATE EVERYTHING – We each bring a specific set of skills to the table, offering up our expertise and resources to enhance the work of others. We challenge each other to be the best in order to achieve enduring value in the eyes of our customers.

BETTER IS BETTER – There is no finish line; we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. We obsess over every detail to find ways to improve both our products and our process.

UNAPOLOGETICALLY ACCOUNTABLE – We’re open and honest in how we speak and listen. We celebrate each other’s successes, and collectively rally to solve every challenge. We own it!

COURAGEOUS INNOVATION – There are elegant ideas awaiting discovery in everything we do. We push everyone around us to pursue those ideas openly so we can continue to dominate the category.

COMMUNITY-DRIVEN – As a family business, we understand the importance of enriching the communities we call home. As a company, and as individuals, we work to make our expertise available to do the most good for those around us.

Metal Finisher I

Eligible to receive a $1,000 sign on bonus

We are currently recruiting for a Metal Finisher I to join the Benchmade Knife Company team. The Metal Finisher I is responsible for the operations to grind, refine, polish and deburr surfaces of metal, wood, or synthetic knife parts in the form of castings, machined parts and blanks. Uses belt sanders, manual blast equipment, abrasive wheels, buffing wheels, presses, files, drill presses. Visually inspects and feels surfaces to identify defects. Replaces worn belts, wheels, etc. using wrenches. Sets up and operates drill press to perform machining operations such as drilling, reaming, countersinking or tapping of holes in metal parts according to process instructions. Reads PCI's and job travelers for product/operation specifications. Uses calipers, micrometers and fixed gauges to ensure quality specifications are met.

Job Responsibilities:

  • May use belt sanders, blasting machines, abrasive wheels, buffing wheels, presses, files, drill presses, manual mills, or HEFS (High Energy Finishing System).

  • Choose correct fixtures, change out and dial in quickly

  • Visually inspects and feels surfaces to identify defects.

  • Replaces worn belts, wheels, etc. using wrenches.

  • Reads process control instructions and job travelers for product/operation specifications

  • Perform repetitive hand finishing operations using various powered and hand equipment.

  • Perform visual inspection of parts ensuring cosmetic requirements are met.

  • Inspect manufactured parts to a PCI and identify dimensional quality issues.

  • Consistently meet production, quality, and attendance requirements.

  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of work area.

  • Complete all necessary documentation.

  • Possess multitasking skills by keeping several aspects of finish Dept. running simultaneously. This includes back sanding for HEFS operator while maintaining vibe requirements.


  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent, and less than a year of experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Equivalency to the qualification standard will also be considered.

  • Strong general math skills

  • Able to understand, communicate, and follow written/oral instructions

  • Quality-conscious, with an eye for fine detail and pride in high quality workmanship as well as one who enjoys a collaborative team environment

  • Experience in a fast-paced production environment preferred, particularly in the cutlery and/or small parts manufacturing.

  • Experience with inspection tools (micrometers, calipers, dial indicator, refractometer) preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail and good hand-eye coordination.

  • Able to work in a manufacturing environment (exposure to noise, coolants, abrasives, heat, cold, adhesives, and automated and manual machinery) wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, closed shoes, arm sleeves and designated PPE gloves as required.

  • Consistently meet requirements of regular, predictable and on-time attendance

Benchmade offer our employees a wide variety of comprehensive rewards and benefits including:

  • Competitive pay

  • Cash profit sharing and performance incentives

  • Medical including Prescriptions and Vision

  • Dental including Orthodontia

  • Short-Term and Long-term Disability

  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • 401K with company match

  • Fitness Center Reimbursement

  • Pay for time off, including holiday, bonus holidays, vacation, sick, bereavement and jury duty

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Outstanding employee discounts on Benchmade products and other partner companies

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Targeted development planning and learning opportunities

  • Employee and family events throughout the year

  • Most importantly, Benchmade provides a fun, family oriented and entrepreneurial work environment

This is an exciting time to be part of a company on the verge of even greater success. If you think you have what it takes to be part of a company that strives to create a working environment that stimulates team spirit, passion, engagement, and achievement, complete an application today. Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application.

Benchmade Knife Company values diversity in its work force and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

Job ID: 2021-1637

External Company URL: https://www.benchmade.com/

Street: 300 Beavercreek Rd