Sean Bowie

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

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