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Laser Operator

Department: Manufacturing

Location: St. Paul, VA

Basic Purpose

The Laser Operator safely performs laser cutting for a variety of manufacturing products. The Laser Operator also participates in both design and production related topics and effectively engages in cross functional collaboration with other manufacturing departments, quality, and management.

 

Responsibilities

  • Operates, programs, and troubleshoots tube laser machinery.

  • Conducts first piece article inspections and documentation of part dimensions per engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Performs and documents routine maintenance on machines as directed.

  • Understands the company’s quality program and aids management in scheduling workload to optimize machine run time.

  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to Team Leader or Supervisor.

  • Maintains good housekeeping and follows established safety procedures.

  • Follows all policies, procedures, and work instructions including Employee Handbook, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturing Operating Procedures (MOPs), Job Safety Analysis (JSAs), and Safety Manual.

  • Maintains awareness of individual contribution to and impact of the quality, safety, environmental, and product compliance policies and activities; reports all quality issues, unsafe acts, and unsafe conditions to the proper personnel.
     

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED; or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years minimum experience in manufacturing.

  • 3 years minimum experience in operating, programming, or repairing laser machinery.

  • Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions

  • Able to work in a team environment and interface with a diverse workforce.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Ability to use various tools and measuring instruments such as calipers, micrometers, tape measure, dial indicator, and feeler gauges.

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and crouch for an 8-hour shift.

  • Must be able to use hands and fingers to handle or feel machinery, equipment or parts and work near moving mechanical parts.

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