Orion Paid Manufacturing Training Program

by Orion Industries
Orion's Manufacturing Training Program provides a stepping stone for individuals transitioning into competitive employment by offering:
  • Immediate wages (participants earn minimum wage)
  • Assessment of soft skills (such as communication and attendance)
  • Specific training in manufacturing process
Many participants (84%) move onto jobs within production and manufacturing, while others utilize their unique skills and experience to move into other careers. Program Details
  • 4-12 weeks long, depending on assessment of need
  • Participants receive one-on-one support from Orion's vocational counselors
  • Participants rotate through work centers may include a variety of hand work and machine
  • Can be part-time OR full-time. Full-time hours listed above. Part-time hours are Monday-Friday 7am-11:30am OR 12:00pm-3:30pm OR 3:25pm-7:30pm.
  • Work performed sitting or standing
  • Our training environment demands constant use of your hands
  • Admission based on capacity
Minimum Requirements
  • Sufficiently stabilized medical or psychiatric condition to allow participation in Orion's program
  • Ability to commit to an established schedule
  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to provide documentation for I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)
  • Able to pass criminal background check for "crimes against persons" (this does not exclude candidates with criminal background)
  • Able to pass pre-employment and/or random drug screens
About Orion Industries
Orion was founded in 1957 by a group of parents whose vision was to provide vocational training to their children as they transitioned out of high school special education classes. Their goal was to create an organization capable of sustaining itself on production revenues rather than on government grants, while preparing people with disabilities for competitive employment. Over the years, the company endeavored with a variety of business enterprises and eventually transitioned into metal fabrication, developed a machine shop in the South Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown, and developed a relationship with the Boeing Company as part of Boeing's Community Manufacturing Partnership. Since that time, Orion has built a state of the art aerospace manufacturing enterprise and supplies precision machined parts and subassemblies from its headquarters in Auburn, WA, to aerospace customers throughout the world.