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Laser Machine Operator

2nd Shift, Clarence, NY, Full-Time, $22-24/hour (BOE)

Job Summary

The laser machine operator safely performs laser cutting for a variety of organizational manufacturing needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs typical laser cutting of sheet metal through automated CO2 laser machine.
  • Receive work orders and jobs to process from supervisor.
  • Review required raw materials (sheet stock) needed and work with material handler to retrieve material for placement into laser shelving system.
  • Load proper programs into machine controller.
  • Designate completed work to specific offload worktables and place matching work folders with correct tables to be processed in the shake out area.
  • Perform preventative maintenance specific to laser function.
  • Adjust focal beam.

Non-Essential Duties

  • Maintain and organize fixtures required/related to laser processing.
  • Maintain and organize consumables (nozzles, lenses, slats, etc.).
  • Maintain, organize, and label sheet metal “drop rack” for later use.
  • Operate overhead crane for full sheet material loading.
  • Load drop sheets onto cutting table.
  • Detect and report defective materials to the production supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of fabricated sheet metal manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of different types of metals (Aluminum, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, etc.).
  • Expert ability to read engineering blueprints.
  • Knowledge of assist gases used in laser processing (oxygen, N2, etc.).
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Experience and Education:

  • Previous Planning/ Scheduling experience.
  • 3 – 5 years previous Supervisory/ Cell leadership experience in a “Job Shop”.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in CNC Programming, Machine operation, or laser operation.
  • 1 – 2 years’ working knowledge of CAD Programs.
  • 2- or 4-year degree or technical schooling in manufacturing fields or 5-10 years of proven increased responsibility in the area of CNC programming/ manufacturing.

Interested in this position?