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Assembler I - Day Shift

Oregon City, OR | Full Time

Job Description


**Wages starting at $18.62/hour**

**3 Weeks of PTO**

**6% annual bonus based on yearly earnings that includes overtime pay**


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.


Assembler I (Day Shift)


We are currently recruiting for an Assembler to join the Benchmade Knife Company team. The Assembler is responsible for following written and oral instruction in order to perform a variety of assembly operations to assemble small parts into functioning knives.  This role performs fittings and alignments to ensure free action of moveable parts.  The Assembler also performs cosmetic inspection of the components as they are assembling in order to ensure a high quality standard.  Once inspected, the Assembler tests the knife to ensure functionality and perform minor troubleshooting of any problems.  This role strives to meet production and quality goals, and communicate issues immediately to their lead or process technicians if an issue is to arise. Participates in continuous improvement activities as assigned. 




Job Responsibilities:

  • Assemble knives from components using small manual and semi-automatic hand tools and fixtures.
  • Visually inspect parts used in knife assembly to ensure they meet cosmetic requirements.
  • Perform minor troubleshooting of problems while assembling components. Use and on signals to notify lead of any issues.
  • Complete required documentation.
  • May be moved throughout department to support department needs. Cross- train at various assembly functions. Which may include prepping sub-assemblies, laser mark and serration, sharpening, or cleaning and packaging of sharpened knives.
  • Actively participates on continuous improvement teams and supports a continuous improvement culture in the area by striving to help meet the department’s challenges while working towards the company vision.
  • Consistently meet daily production, cycle time, and quality requirements.
  • Sustain proficient level or higher for all categories described as necessary in the skills matrix for this position.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of work area.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 5am-2:45pm



  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required. Equivalency to the qualification standard will also be considered.
  • Must have good manual dexterity and ability to handle and assemble small parts.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot mechanical assembly problems.
  • Must be able to work in a flow line and meet fast paced production rates.
  • Must demonstrate ability to exercise good judgment in performing subjective inspections such as cosmetic criteria and determining knife functionality (smooth opening, detent force, blade stability)
  • Must be able to understand and follow written/oral instruction in English.
  • Basic Computer skills a plus


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

  • Wages starting at $18.62/hour
  • 3 Weeks of PTO
  • 6% annual bonus ("GRIP") that includes overtime pay
  • Company holidays, sick pay, bereavement, and jury duty
  • 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
  • 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.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.    


Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Benchmade complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  


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