Plasma Operator

Southern Machiniery

Southern Machinery Company

Job Scope:

Controlling and operating of machines and equipment to manufacture parts for the company. Operation of heavy, sophisticated machinery is required to make the parts and move them on to the next step of the manufacturing process in a timely manner. Communication with other departments is essential to meet production deadlines.

Essential Duties:

Making parts with a high level of quality
Bending, burning out, putting holes in, and cutting parts
Quality checks on finished parts to ensure proper condition
Scraping slag off parts
Operation of overhead cranes, brake press, shears
Use of lifting clamps, lifting chains, and lifting straps
Operation of CNC machinery such as burn tables, angle lines, drill lines, and radial drills
Maintain a chain of communication with co-workers, supervisors, and other departments
Ensure timely preparation and availability of all production materials to avoid shortage during production
Treat shop tools and equipment with care

Secondary Duties:

Maintain an overall safe work environment
Keep work area clean
Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to work in a team environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to operate all equipment with precision
Education Requirements:

High school diploma, GED, or equal years of experience

Experience Requirements:

No experience required

Physical Requirements:

Individual must be prepared for:

Reaching – 10% of shift

Bending – 50% of shift

Pushing – 40% of shift

Pulling – 40% of shift

Climbing – 80% of shift

Sitting – 15% of shift

Overhead work – 15% of shift

Standing – 85% of shift

Walking – 85% of shift

Lifting up to 50 pounds – 15% of shift

Employee must perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. The company will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made the company aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on the company.

Other Requirements:

Pass a pre-employment drug screen and pre-employment physical
Work Environment:

Work takes place in a climate controlled shop. Work is in a loud environment. Individual must be prepared to work in hot or cold temperatures. Individual may be exposed to fumes or chemicals. Personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses, steel toe boots, and ear plugs, are required on the shop floor.

Career Ladder:

This position could lead to a “Machine Operator Leader” position.

Safety: Promote a Healthy and Safe Culture

Empower employees to make the workplace safe

Establish employee ownership for safe behavior and awareness

Plan safety into all tasks

Learn from unsafe experiences to prevent future accidents

Performance Standards:

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Successful development and timely completion of individual and divisional annual objectives
Accomplishment of professional development goals as established in the employee performance evaluation
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in building and maintaining levels of trust and respect
Satisfactory annual evaluation by supervisor

Note: Southern Machinery reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time with or without notice to the employee.

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