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Machine Operator I

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Perry, OK, US, 73077

Company: Charles Machine Works





This employee will operate one or more of various production machines. Machines operated may include: lathes, mills, drills, saws, automatic welders, benders, punches, shears, flame cuts, hi-definition & plasma, laser, heat treat, shot blast, etc. As a cross-functional team member of this division he or she may also assemble components and perform other duties as assigned.



  • Read information from blueprints.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate production equipment while monitoring the performance of the machine and carrying out operations in proper sequence.
  • Set up fixtures, mount parts in fixtures, and perform mechanical assembly using hand and air tools (wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Place components into fixtures with a hoist and manually. Remove parts from fixtures, clean, de-burr, check for quality using measuring tools (micrometers, gauges, tape measures, rulers, squares, etc.), and detect and correct defects.
  • Use a computer to check the location, inventory, and routing of parts and maintain production records.
  • Meet or exceed typical production, quality, attendance, and safety expectations and work independently much of the time with limited supervision.
  • Through behavior and communication, maintain positive relationships with customers, supervisors, and co-workers.



  • Manufacturing plant conditions (indoors, with variable temperature and humidity, noise, and dirt).
  • Physical hazards such as powered vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, sharp objects, moving machinery, electrical arc-welding equipment, and materials handling.
  • Work with hazardous materials, such as coolant, solvents, oils, grease, & pressurized gases.
  • A variable work schedule (ranging from 8-12 hours daily) and some scheduled work on Saturdays
  • An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET). 



  • Be familiar with and have basic experience using mechanical repair and assembly tools including wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.
  • Have appropriate reading, clerical, and basic math skills including understanding written instructions, maintaining production records, and calculating sums, differences, and fractions.
  • Be able to regularly handle items weighing in excess of 60 pounds includes pushing, pulling, lifting, and positioning items.
  • Have a good work record, including attendance, safety, performance, behavior, self-motivation, attention to quality, ability to learn new skills and a cooperative personality.
  • Experience or training in welding, machining, mechanical repair, or metal working machinery operation would be beneficial.





  • Standing: Frequent
  • Sitting: Frequent
  • Walking: Occasional
  • Twisting: Frequent
  • Bending: Frequent
  • Elevated Work: Occasional
  • Squatting/Kneeling: Occasional
  • Climbing: Occasional
  • Pulling/Pushing: up to 50lbs
  • Floor to Knuckle: up to 60lbs
  • Knuckle to Shoulder: up to 35lbs
  • Shoulder to Overhead: up to 25lbs



  • Decision Quality- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Optimizes Work ProcessesKnowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Collaborates- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Action Oriented- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma