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Laser Operator

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.



  • 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.



  • 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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