The Laser Operator is responsible for expertly operating high performing CNC laser equipment to safely produce beautiful metal parts to customer print specifications. These parts are to meet or exceed established quality and productivity standards.
This job description is intended to be an overview of primary responsibilities for this position. All employees are responsible for providing assistance in generally similar duties, when management deems it necessary. Special projects and activities may also be created where employees’ talents can best be applied. General Stamping & Metalworks is a growing organization responding to an ever changing market. It is expected that tasks and requirements will change from time to time and employees will be asked to respond as needed and within reason.
Organizational Relationships and Authority
The Laser Operator reports directly to the Supervisor.
There are no direct reports to this position. However, machine performance is the responsibility of the operator and any conditions that lower the expected output of the machine must be communicated to the Profiling Machinery Technician.
Key Responsibilities and Purpose
The primary responsibility of the Laser Operator is to produce metal fabricated parts to customer print specifications using a standard process.
Additional tasks include:
Job Demands and Expectations
The Laser Operator represents the values and vision of General Stamping & Metalworks. Meaning, operators are expected to continuously improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities to grow both personally and professionally.
This position also requires the employee to seek additional skills trade certification, as reasonably requested by supervisors or managers
Qualifications and Competencies
To perform this job successfully, an individual must:
Customer satisfaction focuses involving face-to-face communication with individuals or teams. Works cooperatively with others to improve departmental metrics as required maximizing value and reducing costs. Continual improvement of product and process quality in all areas of responsibility.
English language, both verbal and written, and reading comprehension sufficient to enable effective
Completion of all job tasks.
Administrative/clerical/computer knowledge/ability sufficient to accurately complete transactions on paper forms as well as computerized entry fields as required facilitating operations.
Ability to repeat the same physical or mental activities repetitively over and over while sustaining accuracy of work, including handling parts potentially up to 55 lbs.; ability to grasp parts repetitively; etc.
Dependability: Follows the direction of the President/CEO and provides accountability for performance of key responsibilities: takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits time necessary to reach goals; meets deadlines or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Problem-Solving: Utilizes creative talents and skills to successfully resolve problems; develops solutions that work; works committed with others to solve problems and resolve situations.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at workstation with proper PPE ready to work.
Employee Relations: responds quickly and effectively to supervisor requests and peer questions; solicits employee feedback to improve processes; responds to requests for information; meets commitments.
Listening Skills: Listens carefully to the input of others and gets clarification before generating conclusions; responds thoughtfully and non-defensively to questions.
Written Communication: Writes/types informatively
High school diploma or equivalent (preferred)
6 months in a manufacturing environment (preferred)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Open office, cubicle, individual or shared office
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly or occasionally required to meet the following physical demands:
Salary/Wages and Benefits
Refer to Letter of Agreement for this position.
Conditions of Hire
All employment with GSM, Inc. is at-will by the employer and employee and therefore subject to change.