Saw-Vacuum Form Operator I (1st Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 11/28/2019

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Saw-Vacuum Form Operator I (1st Shift)

Job Description

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Set up and operate machine tools such as vacuum box or friction saw to form and/or cut metallic and nonmetallic work pieces to blueprint tolerance. Duties will vary to the assigned machine or task.

  • Vertical high speed friction saw.
  • Lay out of parts by scribing net lines and cutting within .100 of lines.
  • Order blueprints and fixtures to determine net areas of parts.
  • Grind and deburr all parts so they can be handled safely at next operation.
  • Change broken blades as needed.
  • Maintain clean and organized work area per 6s check list.
  • Checks own work and takes first part to quality inspection.
  • Able to adjust process for additional parts to keep within control limits for SPC as needed.
  • Collects SPC data according to the control plan attached to the work order.
  • Cross trained in Blast dept.
  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Safety Equipment Required: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to walk.
  • Annual baseline hearing test is required.
  • Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme heat.
  • Hearing protection must be worn when operating saw, grinding and deburring as well as in other designated areas in the shop.
  • Face shield is required when operating saw, grinding and deburring.
  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.
  • Safety Footwear shall be in accordance with the following: ASTM standard F2413-05 with minimum impact resistance, compression resistance and metatarsal designation ratings of 75 foot pounds (i.e. ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Mt/75), which are viewable on the inside tag of footwear.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments in accordance with business needs, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential function of the job.

Skills & 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, skills, qualifications, competencies, abilities and any physical demands if required.  Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential requirements of this job.

  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, protractor, tape measure, height gage, and scales.
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions.
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance.

Required Experience/Education/Training/Certifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the outlined experience level, education, training, minimum years of experience, product or industry knowledge plus any certifications in order to be considered. 

  • High School Diploma; up to 3 years related experience in job function and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Math Skills – decimals, percentages, fractions.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and Mylar’s.
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance.


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