West Engineering Company, Inc.


Machining & Fabrication at West Engineering Company supports World Wide Industrial, Manufacturing, and Specialty engineered precision tooling and Custom Machinery needs using a fully equipped Manual and CNC Machining facility.

Benefits provided include

Competitive Pay                   Air Conditioned Facility            Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays                       Health Insurance                     Life Insurance
Dental & Vision Insurance     401(k)                                    Hourly Overtime 
Friendly Work Place              Four Day - 10 hour schedule     ... and more.

Jobs and Current Openings


Machinist, Lathe and Boring Mill Specialist.

Machinist wanted for well-established job shop near Richmond, Virginia. If you are looking for career growth in an air-conditioned facility, seize this opportunity and apply right now. Get our attention by looking at the equipment lists at WestEngineering.com and telling us about your choices of job shop machining equipment that you like to set-up and operate.  The web site also provides complete job descriptions.

Is this what other machinists would say about you?

>> You have strong verbal and written communication skills.
>> You have an enthusiastic and optimistic attitude.
>> You have a lot of common sense.
>> You have a "can do" attitude.
>> You learn quickly and use what you learn.
>> You can identify and solve problems.
>> You are very reliable and trustworthy.
>> You are a creative perfectionist and thrive on change.
>> You can cheerfully accomplish the mundane.
>> You can work with your hands as well as your brain.
>> You want to continue to grow and be known as a top-tier machinist.
If this is you, seize your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity right now! See if you can qualify for this job.
About the job:

1. This is not an ordinary machinists job - it is an opportunity to continue to grow your skills in a trade that is at the root of most manufacturing operations - the custom machining and fabrication of machines, tools and parts used in diverse industrial, defense and mass-production manufacturing processes.
2. Full-time: Work begins on Mondays and normally consists of four 10 hour consecutive week days. Overtime may be scheduled on Fridays when needed to meet deadlines. No travel.
3. Pay: $20.00 to $30.00/hour. Potentially more. Depends on qualifications and experience.
4. Citizenship: Must be United States citizen and fully comply with Federal requirements of contractors, sub-contractors and associated vendors.
5. Benefits: Include paid health insurance, paid life insurance, paid vacations and holidays, 401(k). ST and LT disability insurance and dental/vision insurance is available.
6. Experience: Military veteran with related work experience is a plus.
7. Education: High School or GED. Some related technical school or college education is a plus.
8. Work Location: Close to Lewistown Exit I-95, on the northern perimeter of metro-Richmond, Virginia (U.S.A.), and just south of Ashland, VA.
Apply now:

Submit resume via Indeed.com or by E-mail to: HumanResources @ WestEngineering.com.

Those applicants who also respond to the Indeed.com evaluation questions and their automated phone call questions will be given preference for the next step. We thank each applicant and those selected for the next step will be directly contacted.

About the company:

Founded in 1919 by Edward West, Sr., West Engineering Company, Inc., is still a family-owned tooling design and machining job shop that focuses on the custom design, development and manufacture of unique items. Unlike most, in addition to very complex small parts and plate, West's 33 member team can precision machine single parts up to 20 feet long and 8 feet high and fabricate larger heavy-duty parts and equipment. Our team works in a 62,000 square foot, high-bay, fully air-conditioned facility that is equipped with overhead bridge cranes. Please visit WestEngineering.com for more details.

COVID Precautions: We have continued to operate and serve our valued customers. Also, we are doing our part to reduce the ongoing spread and impact of this virus by following currently recommended safe practices. We care!




     West Engineering Company, Inc., is looking for talented, experienced, ethical and motivated individuals who take pride in providing our valued customers with successful outcomes in accord with our passion to provide "one source responsibility" for their unique requirements.

     As an equal opportunity employer, West Engineering Company, Inc., makes employment selections and related decisions without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, state and local laws and safety standards.


We continue to operate and serve our valued customers.  Also, we are doing our part to
reduce the ongoing spread and impact of this virus by following recommended safe practices. 
We care!  Inquiry?  Call us now: 804-798-3966


     If you seek to join West Engineering Company, Inc., and are able to distinguish yourself within our team, you will enjoy our values, passion, culture, integrity and character.  You will also enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, and much more. 

     Please feel free to submit your resume for review as we continue to respond to marketplace demands for our unique capabilities. 


MACHINIST JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND OPENINGS at West Engineering and Machining in Ashland, VA 23005:

CNC Precision Large Lathe Machinist - Top Tier   APPLY NOW via Indeed.com or directly by E-mail

CNC Machining Center Machinist - Top Tier  Applications for future consideration are encouraged via Indeed.com or directly by E-mail

Welder-Fitter-Fabricator - Top Tier  Applications for future consideration are encouraged via Indeed.com or directly by E-mail

Other positions:
Administrative Services Assistant - Top Tier  

For printable copy of job descriptions, click on job identification below:

Welder-Fitter-Fabricator  Job Description

About West Engineering, Inc.

Since 1919, discerning project managers, development engineers and manufacturing organizations in the private and public sectors have relied on West Engineering, Inc., to meet their full spectrum of precision machined components and assemblies. Quality, value and accuracy is responsively delivered with the pride of accomplishment.

A wide variety of industries enhance their competitive edge by using our innovative and experienced personnel and extensive capabilities to meet their most challenging demands from concept development, prototype and then to mass production. Our focus is to meet or exceed all standards, specifications, and requirements in accord with each project and application.

If you qualify, you will join our knowledgeable engineers, top-tier machinists, skilled craftsmen and use a broad range of machinery in meeting challenging and unique requirements from our valued customers. We handle production quantities, custom and prototype quantities and anything in between.

For more insights: www.WestEngineering.com.

About Future Job and Employment Opportunities:


     Add your name to our E-mail list for notification when we have new employment opportunities. You may submit your resume to HumanResources@WestEngineering.com. If you simply wish to have a printed copy of your resume added to our candidates file, please submit it by mail to:


Human Resources Director

West Engineering Company, Inc.

10106 Lewistown Road

Ashland, VA  23005


     Note: West Engineering is located in the metro Richmond, Virginia, USA, which includes counties such as Hanover County, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, New Kent, Caroline, Louisa, and towns, regions or cities such as Richmond, Ashland, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Doswell (the home of King's Dominion) Sandston, Highland Springs, Varina, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and more. The region offers metropolitan, urban, collegiate and rural living environments.


     The Richmond area is at the navigable headwaters of the James River, and is served by the Richmond International Airport (RIC). The West Engineering Company, Inc., facility is located in Hanover County and is adjacent to Interstate 95, north of the City of Richmond, Virginia, and south of the town of Ashland, Virginia.  Lake Anna is nearby with recreation, boating, etc.

     Also, while we sincerely thank each applicant, only those selected for the next step will be contacted.  We may also use Indeed.com when we have active openings, including their automated phone call questions, which takes about 10 minutes of your time.  Only those who meet the job and employment requirements, and also respond to phone call questions, will be considered.  On-line applicants that fail to meet stated criteria will be automatically rejected by job board web sites. 

     Grab the opportunity when we post an open job on this page, and we thank you for your time and response to our active job opportunities.