Portland, Oregon

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is seeking a Layout Specialist located in Portland, OR!

In this position machinists perform layout or provide the paths for probing of aircraft parts/tools (e.g., castings, forgings) and establish procedures/evaluations for machining for best fit, analyzing and making recommendations to processes in manufacturing.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Employment in this position also requires finger manipulation, lifting less than 10 pounds, sitting, standing, walking, contact with metals, exposure to noise and atmospheric conditions, and the use of personal safety gear for face/eye, ears and feet.
  • Obtain work, evaluating jobs by size and complexity or written/verbal tie-ins to establish job priority.
  • Obtain appropriate drawings, Boeing (BAC) specification, documents and/or sketches, using computing systems (e.g., Bold/Web, CATIA), as required.
  • Determine media to be used (e.g., coordinate measuring machine (CMM), conventional numerically controlled (CNC) CATIA, digital data) in layout process.
  • Perform layout of part or check work using precision measuring tools (e.g., height gauge, sine bars, and micrometer) on surface tables to ensure accuracy.
  • Design CATIA information (e.g., digital data, plots, coordinates, overlays) to facilitate customer (e.g., Quality assurance, engineering, machine shop, production, and tooling) as required.
  • Provide information to verify per drawing standards (e.g., radi, tangent points, hole points) thru digitization of photo contact master (PCM) to numerically controlled (NC) or (CNC) conventional numerically controlled machines.
  • Troubleshoot and edit media Tryout (MTO), as required. Set up and design shop aids for difficult machine operations.
  • Work and develop experimental processes (e.g., shot peen, heat treat, plating) to obtain dimensionally correct parts.
  • Operate and run overhead crane to position parts/tools into position.
  • Layout, plan and sequence work, use shop math, geometry, and/or trigonometry to calculate dimensions, as required.
  • Investigate and resolve shop/engineering, rejections by recommending methods, ways, processes, and sequences of operations, which can be used in machining to solve problems.
  • Problem solving getting concurrence/verification for best fit of material through geometric dimensioning and tolerance interpretation.
  • Operate and run CMM machine to check discrepancies (e.g., flatness, straightness, lack of material, hole location) to verify discrepancies.
  • Consult with management and/or others (e.g., production, engineering, planning), on process or job related issues as required.
  • Maintain personal and tool certifications, as required. Handle and dispose of hazardous materials in approved manner as required.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/ Experience):

  • Basic knowledge of the following software:  Mastercam, CATIA, Enovia.
  • 5+ years of experience working with Machined Part Layouts.
  • Experience with precision measuring tools (micrometers, calipers, depth gauges, etc.)
  • Experience using computer based on-line drawing retrieval.
  • Experience operating metrology devices such as CMM, PCMM or laser tracker.
  • Capable of carrying and lifting 35 pounds on a frequent basis is required.
  • Ability to stand 6-8 hours per day is required.

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Experience using a Faro Arm or Romer Arm for the checking of parts.

Typical Education/Experience: 

  • High school graduate or GED preferred.


This position is located in a location that does not offer relocation.  Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Drug Free Workplace:

  • Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.


  • This position is for the 2nd shift.

Additional Information:

This is an hourly position governed by the International Association of Machinists (IAM-751) Collective Bargaining agreement.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Portland, Oregon

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Bring your skills to our team and discover how we can go further together.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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