Eagle Group

Machine Operator

  • Job Title: Operator 
  • Reports To:Supervisor
  • FLSA Status: Nonexemp


Sets up and operates machines such as cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, forming machines, cutting machines, punches, lasers 2000w, auto lasers systems, and flexible manufacturing systems to fabricate metal products by performing the following duties.  


 Include the following. Read blueprints to determine machine adjustments and material requirements Selects, installs, and  aligns dies, punches, cutting tools, guides, and stops to setup machine. Sets stops or guides to specified length as  indicated by scale, rule or templates. Positions workpiece against stops or aligns layout marks with die or blade. Pushes button or depresses pedal to activate machine. Observes machine operation to detect workpiece defects or  machine malfunction. Measures workpiece dimensions using various measuring devices such as protractor and calipers  to determine accuracy of machine operation. Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust or scale from workpiece using various hand tools. Performs minor machine maintenance such as lubricating machines, dies, or workpieces. Stacks, marks, packs, and transports  finished workpieces to next workstation using routings and dispatches. Perform quality checks on workpieces to meet  specified quality standards. Other duties as assigned.   


To perform this job  successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duly 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 essentia!functions within specific work centers.  


 Previous knowledge of measuring devices, calipers, and micrometers. Some PC background.  


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction,procedure manuals, and blueprints 


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


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


The physical demands described hear are representative of those that must be met by and employeeto successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may bemade to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; usehands to finger, handle, feel, reach with hands and arm, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 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.


The work environment characteristics described here arc representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential function 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 air born 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.