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Water Jet/Laser Operator

Duncan, SC 29334

Posted: 07/18/2024 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: manufacturing Job Number: 12412

Job Description


As a Water Jet/Laser Operator will report to the Production Supervisor for all aspects of production assembly/disassembly for those programs assigned in order to achieve timely, appropriate and profitable production operations coherent. 


•  Sets up and operates high-speed water jet cutter to cut and trim parts and materials from assorted materials according to specifications: Reads work order, prints, and specifications to determine machine setup, type of material or part, quantity, and finish dimensions
• Measures and marks cutting and trimming lines on material or part, using measuring instruments, scriber, or marking pen, or mount material or part in cutting or trimming fixture
•  Installs and aligns machine accessories, such as cutting tips, work positioner, plates, fixtures, and shields, using hand tools and measuring instruments, or enters coordinate information into computer control panel, using teach pendant
•  Manipulates machine controls, such as buttons, switches, dials, levers, and pedals, to regulate and adjust cutting speed and flow of fluid
• Cuts and trims parts by manually moving part or material under stream of fluid along cutting lines, controlling movement of part secured in fixture or on work positioner, or entering commands to retrieve and start preprogrammed cutting or trimming instructions to cut materials mounted on machine bed
• Observes displays, cutting or trimming process, and listens to sound of machines to detect malfunctions.
• Replaces worn or damaged machine parts, such as nozzles, tips, and washers
• Measures dimensions of finished part, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators, or check fixture
• Cleans machines and work area
•  May scoop or pour abrasive particles into hopper of machine
• May trim, sand, and drill parts, using shop equipment
• May operate automated cutter and be designated Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator; or operate manual cutter and be designated Water Router Operator
• To be aware of milestones and completion dates.
• To operate hand, power, and pneumatic tools as well as equipment in a safe and correct manner.
• To execute the daily production required to meet the customer’s schedule and deliveries, with a high level of quality.
• To ensure the successful daily completion of all production-related documentation with a high level of accuracy.
• To be aware of health and safety issues.
• To maintain effective levels of communication with all functions in the organization.
• To maintain a high level of workplace organization and keep a daily focus on housekeeping.
•• To perform all other duties as directed

• High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• 2-5 year of Water Jet/manufacturing experience.
• Basic knowledge of welding equipment, theory, safety, and quality processes.
• Basic knowledge of calibrated and precision equipment.
• Good written and oral communication skills and good organizational skills. 


Several years experience and military background helpful.

Ability to handle military environment with highly security information. Confidentiality is a must!

WorkSmart is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
In order to be considered for employment, applicants must have authorization to work in the United States. 
Our company maintains a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug use or possession in the workplace. Pre-employment drug screening may be conducted, and employees may be subject to random testing.


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