Manual Lathe Operator Position

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Become part of the SaberForge team

We are looking for qualified candidates for a manual lathe operator to hand sand and assemble sabers at our Oregon City headquarters. As an operator you will be sanding and finishing parts for assembly. This is a detail oriented job focused on small details. If hired on, we offer Medical, Dental, and 401K. You will work independently as part of a team with other lathe operators building custom sabers. This is a full time position working from 9am to 5pm.

Interview Process

During an introductory in person interview, there will be a skill assessment. The test is designed to evaluate your manual lathe knowledge and technique. If you sufficiently demonstrate experience, proficiency, and safety we will then ask you to lathe sand a smooth brushed finish onto a saber with direction from a department lead. We will evaluate your quality, finish, and speed. This is how we will determine if you have the skills to make the best sabers in the galaxy.


  • Use best practices to sand, polish, and modify sabers cleanly and efficiently
  • Work under minimal direction and exercise judgment
  • Maintain personal and productivity goals
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Maintain clean workstation
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment


  • Minimum 1 year previous manual lathe experience
  • Manual sanding, polishing, and finishing skills preferred
  • Experience working in a warehouse and/or factory setting
  • Knowledge of basic shop math
  • Tolerance knowledge
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Knowledge and ability to use computers
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills


We are proud to offer the best compensation package possible for our employees.

New hires start at $19/hr and can progress to $20/hr if 80% quota is met during 30 day probation. Can progress to $24/hr if 100% quota is met over 12 Month period. Further raises are possible based on performance.

  • $19 - $24/Hour DOE
  • 100% employer covered health care
  • 100% employer covered vision and dental
  • 401k with 4% employer matching
  • Paid lunch
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid vacation time
  • Catered lunches on Friday
  • 30% Employee discount

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