Career Opportunities

Machine Operator II - 2nd Shift

Position type: Full Time
Pay/Salary: $16 - $23/hour

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs a wide variety of machine operations required for the fabrication of steel parts and assemblies using a variety of steel fabrication equipment; laser, press brake, punch, saw, shear, and structural. Maintains equipment in a safe and clean condition and performs other duties in support of successful plant operations and customer satisfaction.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Measures, marks, and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines such as mills, lathes, jig borers, grinders, and shapers.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed, feed, coolant flow, and depth and angle of cut; or enters commands to retrieve, input, or edit computerized machine control media.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized while following the lean initiatives.
  • Completes required PMs on tools and machines used.
  • Performs quality checks on work completed.
  • Makes adjustments based on quality check results.
  • Works with little to no supervision.
  • Trains new employees and mentors other operators.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Laser:

  • Observes the cutting process and makes proper adjustments as required to maintain cut quality.
  • Inspects cut parts and verifies their conformance to a drawing.
  • Utilizes a crane to position raw flat sheets of steel onto a cutting table.
  • Removes large quantities of cut parts from the cutting table and stacks for transport to the next operation. Removal is by hand or hoist based on the size of the part.

 Press Brake:

  • Operates press brake machine.
  • Performs programming using all features of the press brake.
  • Changes over machine for different jobs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS:

  • Two (2) to four (4) years of experience; previous manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Prior experience and/or training operating a drill press, saw, shear, press brake and/or CNC equipment preferred.
  • Basic computer skills are required; must be able to use computer systems to look-up information, clock-in/clock-out, and report work activities. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word is preferred.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Good math skills are required; ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read a tape measure up to 1/32”.
  • Experience with hand tools including power tools such as impact drivers and drills.

 Laser:

  • Prior experience and/or training operating laser cutting equipment preferred. Prior experience or training in CNC operation or programming a plus.
  • Prior thermal cutting experience preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; up to 8 hours in an 8 hour shift.  The employee will frequently lift 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds.   The employee will push/pull with up to 110 pounds of force.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, or crawl.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to balance, climb ladders, or work on platforms to access elevated equipment. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration, and occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals. Employee is required to wear steel toed shoes, gloves, and safety glasses.   The noise level in the plant shop environment is moderately loud.