Oregonians at Work

Man and Machine

Whether for logging and manufacturing today, or dredging for gold in the past, many Oregonian's have had jobs operating machinery. Today we're sharing a few photos celebrating this hard work.

 Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part.  Photo by Sean Bowie

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland, OR for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

 At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls.  Photo by Pat Burk

At JELD-WEN in Klamath Falls. Photo by Pat Burk

 Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area.  Photo by Lynn Murrey

Inside the Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge it took a crew of three to operate the massive machinery. The historic dredge is preserved by the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area. Photo by Lynn Murrey

Oregonians at Work: In the Heat

It sure feels like summer out there! In honor of the warmth outside, today's installment of our Oregonians at Work series features jobs done in the heat.

Check out the other posts in the series:

Oregonians at Work
Oregonians at Work: Photo Perspectives
Oregonians at Work: Social Media Contributors
Oregonians at Work: Outside

 Loggers, from left, Jon Cunningham of Drain, Seth Williamson of Elkton and Justin Helgren of Elkton, work at a logging site outside Sutherlin.  Photo by Michael Sullivan

Loggers, from left, Jon Cunningham of Drain, Seth Williamson of Elkton and Justin Helgren of Elkton, work at a logging site outside Sutherlin. Photo by Michael Sullivan

 José Argumedo Diaz moves a 12' ladder to the next tree for cutting blight in a Cormice pear orchard. He's paid $9/hour by Meyer Orchards for the seasonal work. He likes working outdoors, but would prefer to have a year-round "steady" full-time job to support his family (a wife and three children). His employer, the Meyer family, has been growing and selling pears in Talent for 103 years.  Photo by Betty Udesen

José Argumedo Diaz moves a 12' ladder to the next tree for cutting blight in a Cormice pear orchard. He's paid $9/hour by Meyer Orchards for the seasonal work. He likes working outdoors, but would prefer to have a year-round "steady" full-time job to support his family (a wife and three children). His employer, the Meyer family, has been growing and selling pears in Talent for 103 years. Photo by Betty Udesen

 Clackamas Community College student, Lauren Riback, works on a piece she plans to submit to the Clackamas County Fair.  Photo by Dean Walch

Clackamas Community College student, Lauren Riback, works on a piece she plans to submit to the Clackamas County Fair. Photo by Dean Walch

Oregonians at Work

For many Oregonians, a day in Oregon means a day spent at work. Today we're sharing a few more photos of Oregonians at work, part of an ongoing series. Check out the others in the series too:

Oregonians at Work
Oregonians at Work: Photo Perspectives
Oregonians at Work: Social Media Contributors
Oregonians at Work: Outside

 Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part.  Photo by Sean Bowie

Bill Ahrens polishes a rod manufactured by Arrow Machine Works of Portland for use in a Nuclear Power Plant.  His work is one of the last steps in 2 weeks of work that went into the production of this part. Photo by Sean Bowie

 Zack Olmstead delivers some fish tacos to a customer from a food booth on the docks at Hood River.  Photo by Tom Boyd

Zack Olmstead delivers some fish tacos to a customer from a food booth on the docks at Hood River. Photo by Tom Boyd

 Danielle Parks engineers the KBOO-FM daily newscast. KBOO-FM is a nonprofit community radio station that has been in operation since the 1960s.  Photo by Delphine Criscenzo

Danielle Parks engineers the KBOO-FM daily newscast. KBOO-FM is a nonprofit community radio station that has been in operation since the 1960s. Photo by Delphine Criscenzo

Oregonians at Work

Oregonians do all sorts of different jobs, and today we're sharing with you images that show a wide variety: a swimming instructor, a Street Roots vendor, and a group of firemen.

 Bend Fire Department employees await their next call from the East Station.  Photo by Jason Brownlee

Bend Fire Department employees await their next call from the East Station. Photo by Jason Brownlee

 Allen Bennett sells copies of the Street Roots paper to Judith Arcana who was the subject of the issue's cover story.  Photo by Alan Borrud

Allen Bennett sells copies of the Street Roots paper to Judith Arcana who was the subject of the issue's cover story. Photo by Alan Borrud

 Baxter Desbrow succeeds at spraying water with his swim instructor at the Creston Pool in Portland.  Photo by Rebeca Beeman

Baxter Desbrow succeeds at spraying water with his swim instructor at the Creston Pool in Portland. Photo by Rebeca Beeman

Working with Animals

For many Oregonians, working with animals is a way of life. This week we're sharing just a few of many photos featuring people and animals. We'd also like to wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 Worth Johnston, age 10, helps with afternoon milking at the Johnston family dairy south of Tillamook.  Photo by Joe Wrabek

Worth Johnston, age 10, helps with afternoon milking at the Johnston family dairy south of Tillamook. Photo by Joe Wrabek

 Ben Willett wrangles a heritage sheep with Ian Silvernail on their farm outside Corvallis, OR at 7:26 pm.  Photo by Christopher Onstott

Ben Willett wrangles a heritage sheep with Ian Silvernail on their farm outside Corvallis, OR at 7:26 pm. Photo by Christopher Onstott

 Gary Landers of Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation in Sisters brings a red-tailed Hawk, Mercy, out for a check-up. Mercy cannot be released into the wild, but serves as a foster parent for other redtails that arrive for rehab.  Photo by Lynn Woodward

Gary Landers of Wild Wings Raptor Rehabilitation in Sisters brings a red-tailed Hawk, Mercy, out for a check-up. Mercy cannot be released into the wild, but serves as a foster parent for other redtails that arrive for rehab. Photo by Lynn Woodward

Oregonians at Work: Photo Perspectives

What do many Oregonians do on a typical Monday? Head to work. And July 15th was no exception. Today we're sharing a few photos of Oregonians at work, but with a twist. Each photo is taken from a vantage point that gives an interesting view of the action.

 Riggers preparing to crane in a tub girder from a truck to the light rail bridge over Kellogg lake in Milwaukie, Oregon.  Photo by Mark Gamba

Riggers preparing to crane in a tub girder from a truck to the light rail bridge over Kellogg lake in Milwaukie, Oregon. Photo by Mark Gamba

 Street painter Alexander Southworth takes advantage of the last of the sunlight in Eugene Oregon to paint an electrical box on Pearl and 11th Streets.  Photo by   Sherrlyn Borkgren

Street painter Alexander Southworth takes advantage of the last of the sunlight in Eugene Oregon to paint an electrical box on Pearl and 11th Streets. Photo by Sherrlyn Borkgren

 The long desk at North, a Portland brand agency.  Photo by Shayla Hasons  

The long desk at North, a Portland brand agency. Photo by Shayla Hasons 

Oregonians at Work: Social Media Contributors

Journalism has come a long way since 1983 - video, new technologies like Gigapan and 3D photography, and citizen journalism via social media are some of the changes that we incorporated into the 30th anniversary of Oregon Project Dayshoot. This week, we're sharing some images on the theme of Oregonians at work that were captured by members of the general public who posted on social media using our #dayshoot30 tag.

 Matt grinding the inside of a new fermentation tank in North Portland. 5:29pm. Photo by    k-club        

Matt grinding the inside of a new fermentation tank in North Portland. 5:29pm. Photo by k-club

 

 Typical Monday on an Oregon company's electronics manufacturing floor. 4:45pm. Photo by  Water

Typical Monday on an Oregon company's electronics manufacturing floor. 4:45pm. Photo by Water

  Mr. Paul Knauls, owner of Geneva's Shear Perfection on MLK. 11:45am. Photo by  elizabethravine

Mr. Paul Knauls, owner of Geneva's Shear Perfection on MLK. 11:45am. Photo by elizabethravine

Medicine

The medical field touches all Oregonians, so today we're featuring a few photos that bring medicine to life. 

 Cindy Andexle, nurse's aide with Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem, assists Elena Lewin. Elena was given two weeks to live in November of 2011. More than 600 days later, she is still with us.  Photo by Gerry Lewin

Cindy Andexle, nurse's aide with Willamette Valley Hospice in Salem, assists Elena Lewin. Elena was given two weeks to live in November of 2011. More than 600 days later, she is still with us. Photo by Gerry Lewin

 Under the command of Dr. Kim Burchiel, doctors at OHSU perform brain surgery to relieve a patient's tremors.  Photo by L.E. Baskow

Under the command of Dr. Kim Burchiel, doctors at OHSU perform brain surgery to relieve a patient's tremors. Photo by L.E. Baskow

 Arianna Delgado grips her father Tony Delgado's finger just hours after being born at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. Arianna was one of six babies born in the hospital on July 15th.  Photo by Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

Arianna Delgado grips her father Tony Delgado's finger just hours after being born at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. Arianna was one of six babies born in the hospital on July 15th. Photo by Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

Oregonians at Work: Outside

July 15th fell on a Monday, so many of our participants set out to capture images of Oregonians at work. In this week's set of photos, we feature some Oregonians who are lucky enough to spend their working days outside.

 A worker releases the bindings on a truckload of logs at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene.  Photo by Brian Davies  

A worker releases the bindings on a truckload of logs at Seneca Sawmill in Eugene. Photo by Brian Davies 

 Leslie Rae Robinson tends horses on his grand aunt's property in Warm Springs.  Photo by Leah Nash  

Leslie Rae Robinson tends horses on his grand aunt's property in Warm Springs. Photo by Leah Nash 

 Jason Anthony poses with his work truck in Lake County.  Photo by Bill Kinney

Jason Anthony poses with his work truck in Lake County. Photo by Bill Kinney