Machine Operator

SUMMARY

Sets up and operates machines such as cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, forming machines, cutting machines and punches to fabricate metal products by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Reads blue prints to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.

Selects, installs, and aligns dies, punches, cutting tools, guides, and stops to set up machine.

Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule or templates.

Positions work piece against stops or aligns layout marks with die or blade.

Pushes button or depresses pedal to activate machine.

Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction.

Measures work piece dimensions using various measuring devices such as protractor and caliper to determine accuracy of machine operation.

Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust or scale from work piece using various hand tools.

Performs minor machine maintenance such as lubricating machines, dies or work pieces.

Stacks, marks, packs and transports finished work pieces to next work station using routings and dispatches.

Perform quality checks on work pieces to meet specified quality standards.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

No prior experience or training.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, job cards, and procedure manuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to read measurements to 1/32nd of an inch.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is frequently exposed to vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

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