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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.



  • May 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/components, and perform mechanical assembly using hand and air tools (wrenches, torque wrenches, impact wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, etc.).
  • Use a computer to check the location, inventory, and routing of parts and maintain production records.



  • 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 depending on production needs, with overtime paid after 40 hours per week) and some scheduled work on Saturdays.
  • An expectation to work at least 50% of the Extra Time (ET). 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 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.
  • Experience or training in welding, machining, mechanical repair, or metal working machinery operation would be beneficial.



The physical demands for this job are classified as heavy and include the following:

  • Be able to regularly handle items weighing in excess of 60 pounds from floor to knuckle.
  • Be able to regularly pull or push items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to regularly lift items up to 35 pounds from knuckle to shoulder.
  • Be able to regularly lift items up to 25 pounds from shoulder to overhead.
  • Job requires frequent standing, sitting, twisting, and bending.
  • Job requires occasional walking, elevated work, squatting, kneeling, and climbing.