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White Salmon, WA 98672

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Equipment Fabrication and Repair & Preventative Maintenance Technician

Responsible for the general repairs and maintenance of specialized machinery and mechanical equipment as well as fabrication of new specialized equipment. Analyzes methods and manufacturing process problems to determine root cause and corrective actions to facilitate continuous improvements. Performs work on variety of gearboxes, rigging, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, screw compressors, vacuum pumps, fluid pumps, CNC machinery and controls, autoclaves, ovens, electrical troubleshooting including logic controllers, analog instrumentation and controls. Fabrication responsibilities include fabrication, design input, raw material preparation, assembly, welding (TIG/MIG/Arc), hydraulic, pneumatic & controls of specialized equipment. Additional work on plant power and lighting systems, HVAC units and freezers and light carpentry, welding and machining.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs equipment repairs as necessary to ensure continued production flow
  • Provides preventative maintenance of equipment to include development of plan and documentation compliance
  • Fabricates parts to maintain/repair equipment
  • Responsible for fabrication of new equipment; hydraulic, pneumatic, wiring, controls, assembly & welding
  • Performs facility maintenance as needed
  • Troubleshoots machining problems on production parts; to include analysis of rejections/yield problems
  • Participates in the continuous review of the manufacturing processes, focusing on opportunities for improvement in productivity, quality, and cost reduction
  • Assists in design development process
  • Effectively manages job stress and interacts effectively with others in the workplace

Knowledge, Skill and Ability to:

  • Interface with equipment operators, work order originators and engineering staff to complete assignments
  • Function independently as well as part of a team
  • Mechanically repair equipment
  • Basic electrical wiring
  • Weld on steel and aluminum (MIG/TIG/Arc)
  • Perform proficiently in Word and Excel
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of mathematics
  • Perform proficiently in operation of manual machining equipment
  • Work on day and night shifts; as well as weekend overtime


  • Minimum of three years experience in a manufacturing environment. Experience may include a combination of technical school, college instruction and/or work experience.
  • PLC knowledge is preferred; will provide on the job training
  • Any combination of the experience, education, training and requirements listed above which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position may be considered by management.


  • Direct report to Operations Manager
  • Works directly with other employees in a team environment
  • Work with engineering, management and production crew for problem solving and production improvements

Working Conditions:

This position requires the ability to perform those activities to complete the essential functions of the job, either with or without reasonable accommodation. The position requires continuous and/or frequent talking, repetitive motions of hand/wrists, hearing and handling. Mental activities required by the employee in this position include decision making, interpersonal skills, supervisory skills, teamwork, creativity, customer service, mentoring, use of discretion, presentations/teaching, problem analysis, negotiation, and the ability to perform math and to read, write, speak and understand English. Required physical activities can include standing, walking, stooping, twisting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, bending, crawling, reaching, grasping, fingering, repetitive motions of hands and wrists, sitting, hearing and lifting/pushing/pulling or carrying objects up to 50 pounds.   Work is primarily indoors in a manufacturing facility.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

Application Instructions:

  •  Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet



Composite Technician

Performs various fabrication steps at assigned work stations of composite parts and assemblies. For improved safety and process control, ICE only uses pre-impregnated materials (carbon fiber, kevlar and fiberglass). Uses machinery, hand and power tools, and requires attention to detail and pride in your work.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Cutting of raw material
  • Lamination of patterns through precise alignment and ironing together
  • Rolling tubing in a table roll process
  • Cello wrapping of tubing that has been rolled in the table roll process.
  • Loading and unloading of curing ovens and presses.
  • Removal of tubing from tooling.
  • Cleaning and preparation of tooling.
  • Finishing of parts including cutting, bonding, machining, cleaning and inspection.
  • Packaging and shipping of finished products.
  • Maintains a clean work area including minimal daily clean up
  • Follows all safety guidelines

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Entry level and we provide all training

Application Instructions:

  •  Send resume to loriw@innce.com include job title in the subject line
  • Or contact Lori at 509-493-4484 for Job Application Packet



Engineering Summer Internship

Innovative Composite Engineering (ICE), located in White Salmon, WA, is seeking 1 college student for a 3 to 4 month paid summer internship. ICE has a variety of engineering projects requiring mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering skills. The successful student will have completed 1-3 years of undergrad education in an accredited engineering program

Application instructions:

By June 11, 2017 send an email to AdminA@innce.com with your earliest start date, latest end date, current GPA, attach your resume and current college transcript in PDF format. Please don’t send cover letters.   Transcripts in PDF format can be submitted at later date if not immediately available but are a requirement of the selection process.


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