Laser Operator - Weekend Shift
The individual should be familiar with, and capable of, using various types of fabrication machines. A fabricator is also required to perform other miscellaneous tasks, as supervision deems necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Reads and interprets blueprints and machine drawings to determine specific requirements.
• Determine which machine to use and how to set up each job.
• Operates and tends machines such as shears, cutoff saws, brakes, punch press, and drill press, to cut and shape components to specified dimensions.
• Grinds welded joints, seams, and other irregular areas to smooth boiler surfaces.
• Selects torch, torch tip, filler rod and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal.
• Hammers, chips, and grinds work piece to cut, bend and straighten metal.
• Performs light maintenance and repair to equipment used.
• Moves and positions materials at work site with help of other workers.
• Be able to move parts in and move finished product out of fab area.
EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE): Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: Forklift training certification or the ability to receive it.
• Ability to read and interpret documents furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, quality manuals and procedure manuals.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Be able to read and interpret blueprints.
• Must be able to read a tape measure.
• Ability to perform simple shop math, convert decimals to fractional equivalents.
• Ability to interpret tolerances.
• Must be able to identify and measure material.
• Day shift is 8 hours; night shift is 10 hours
• Stand-continuously (8-10 hours)
• Walk-continuously (8-10 hours)
• Lift to/from floor-50 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)
• Lift overhead-up to 20 lbs. rarely (components), 15 lbs. occasionally (components), 10 lbs. frequently (components)
• Lift waist level-up to 50 lbs. occasionally (components), 25 lbs. frequently (components)
• One or two hands carry-up to 30 lbs. for 5 feet occasionally (components), heavier items are moved with a hoist
• Push/pull-up to 50 lbs. force (total 92 lbs. force) with 2 employees to initiate movement of loaded carts, occasionally, loaded parts cart may take up to 40 lbs. force, occasionally
• Pull-bar stock off shelves from 12” above the floor to overhead may take up to 35 lbs. force, occasionally
• Elevated work (reaching)-rarely
• Forward reaching-frequently (to reach stock on various shelves from floor level to above shoulder level)
• Twist-rarely (to reach components)
• Bend-frequently (to reach when moving finished parts, using sawhorses or table, or working on a part on the floor)
• Squat-occasionally (to move raw steel or finished parts)
• Kneel or crouch-occasionally (working on low parts or on the floor)
• Stair climb-rarely (rolling parts)
• Ladder climb-rarely (to reach upper shelves)
• Balance-occasionally (walking around parts, machines)
• Manual dexterity-frequently (setting stops, handling small components)
• Firm grasp-frequently (using hand tools)
• Foot pedal operation-frequently (machine operation)
Lifting more than 50 lbs. is performed by two employees or mechanical assistance is required
Rarely 1-5% of day
Occasionally 6-33% of day
Frequently 34-66% of day
Continuously 67-100% of day
• May be inside 98% of day, outside 2% of day to get material, temperature exposure may be 70-100 degrees inside near ovens, and outside varies between -20 to 100 degrees + with high humidity in summer
• High elevations-slight
• Moving objects-slight (hoist, bridge cranes, rolling carts)
• Noise level-moderate
• Slippery surface-slight (wet floor, oil, coolant, sand/dirt on floor dragged in on forklift tires)
• Vibration-moderate (hand tools)
• Air pollution-slight (dust, welding smoke)
VISION AND HEARING REQUIRED:
• Near vision and depth perception-significant
• Far vision-moderate
• Hearing sensitivity-minimal
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Eye protection, safety shoes, protective clothing, and ear plugs.
EQUIPMENT USED TO PERFORM JOB: Hand tools, measuring equipment, drill press, saws, iron workers, hand grinder, cutting torch, overhead hoist, forklift, steel saw horse, carts, bridge crane, hand truck, broom.
*Each employee should be aware that changes in this job description could occur at any time. Also, this job description is not to be considered or construed to be a contract of employment.