Machine Operator 2
Leatherman Tool Brand
 Portland, OR

Requisition Number: MACHI01336

Job Openings: Machine Operator 2

Shift: Monday - Thursday 2:30pm to 1am (Occasional additional day(s)typically Friday 12:30pm - 9om and overtime expected to support business needs.)

Starting Pay: $15-$18 depending on experience, $0.50 cent swing shift differential on top of hourly base pay rate

Job Fair

Saturday, May 2nd from 12PM - 6PM

12106 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, OR 97220

When Tim Leatherman built the first American multipurpose tool, there were no CAD files, no blueprints. Just perseverance, imagination, and a little ingenuity. The result is a product that customers around the world have come to trust and use to solve problems big and small. That same spirit flows through our company today. It’s a place where you can help create solutions that improve the lives of our consumers and our communities. Where you can work with amazing folks that care for each other, learn from one another, and laugh—a lot. It’s a place where you can help build a better brand, and a better you.

We believe we are here to empower people for whatever life throws their way. Regardless of who you are, we believe that with the right tools in hand, anyone can achieve greatness. We believe we can make significant contributions to the world through innovation, so we value perseverance in our work and ingenious design in our products. We believe in growing and supporting our most valuable asset—our employees. That’s why we believe in integrity and authentic collaboration, which instills trust in one another and allows us to create global solutions that our competitors cannot copy. We believe in self honesty and humility which fuels change and growth from our failures. When we reflect these values, we believe we’re building a thriving culture that celebrates diversity, promotes personal and professional growth, develops respect for one another, and cultivates a community that can solve any problem.

Leatherman is the world leader in the design and manufacturer of innovative, high quality, compact, multi-purpose tools. We employ over 500 team members in our 90,000 square feet facility. Please visit our website at:

Job Openings: Machine Operator 2

Shift: Monday - Thursday 2:30pm to 1am (Occasional additional day(s)typically Friday 12:30pm - 9om and overtime expected to support business needs.)

Starting Pay: $15-$18 depending on experience, $0.50 cent swing shift differential on top of hourly base pay rate

Operate and set-up a variety of machines (mill, grinder, mass finish bowl, polisher, press, cnc machine tools and assembly equipment) to close tolerances and complex geometry. Perform routine set-ups where tolerances are not easy to acquire and maintain.


  • Operate a variety of machinery to fabricate component parts.
  • Perform routine set-ups and change-overs on equipment to close tolerances.
  • Monitor output and proper operation of mechanical equipment. Makes mechanical and/or program adjustments to ensure parts are meeting quantity and quality requirements as necessary.
  • Conduct tests and inspections of components and/or finished tools to evaluate quality or performance using attribute and variable gaging. Uses micrometers, calipers, and comparators.
  • Recognize need for process improvements, then take introductory steps toward plan or task.

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Ability to operate a variety of machine tools and understand set-up instructions. Requires 1 year of related machine operation experience.
  • Knowledge of level 1 operations in related work area.
  • Intermediate machine operation and mechanical knowledge including the ability to set up and change over various types of equipment required.
  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and production systems preferred.
  • Ability to effectively utilize basic shop math skills.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and write English at a level to effectively utilize and interpret MSDS’s, work instructions, and technical manuals.
  • Intermediate inspection and measuring skills required, including knowledge of measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers and comparators.
  • Basic blueprint reading and computer skills.

Our Benefits

Leatherman Tool Group is committed to providing a total rewards package to our employees that is a multipurpose as our products. Our total rewards package includes competitive compensation along with medical, dental, vision, disability life insurance, PTO, and our Employee Assistance Program. The package also includes a generous bonus plan, employee discount on products, eligibility upon hire for 401k contributions with up to 5% match and immediate vesting. Here at Leatherman we also believe in investing in the wellbeing of our team members through offerings like 10 paid holidays, our on-site health center with nutrition classes, a gym, an outdoor basketball court, a pickle ball court and an award winning wellness program. And because your success is our success we offer our employees opportunities for career advancement and personal growth with our tuition reimbursement program, online classes through LinkedIn Learning, and our job shadow program.

Core Values

We thrill our consumers with quality, products and service; We care about each other’s well-being; We share ideas, challenge each other and do the right thing; We respect each other, show humility and grow from our failures; We foster the development of individuals to reach their greatest potential.


We create innovative products that prepare people for the expected and unexpected and result in real tales of triumph.


Our vision is to be the global multipurpose brand of choice.

Pre-employment background check and drug screening is required. Leatherman Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.