CNC Waterjet Operator 2 Axis- (1st Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 9/28/2019

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CNC Waterjet Operator 2 Axis- (1st Shift)

Job Description

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Sets up and operates 2 axis computer-numerical control (CNC) machine to cut and fabricate metallic and nonmetallic parts.

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications, or sample part to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.

  • Measures sheet size of material; compares material identification number on work order to material markings and to material computer nest to ensure the proper material is being cut.

  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machine.

  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate machining factors such as speed and feed

  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls or control media as required.

  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.

  • Installs machined replacement parts in mechanisms, machines, and equipment, and test operation of unit to ensure functionality and performance.

  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems

  • Ensure all required preventive maintenance is completed on waterjet machines and crane.

  • Responsible for the proper handling and management of hazardous waste generated in their work area.

  •  Performs other duties and assignments as directed.

    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.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools,
    or controls; reach with hands and arms

  • Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must be able to frequently lift from 1 – 50 pounds

  • Annual baseline hearing test is required

  • Working conditions are: 100% manufacturing environment.

  • Noise level is usually loud.

  • Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and airborne particles.

  • Safety glasses (ANSI Z87 compliant) required in all manufacturing areas.

  • Hearing protection is required.

  • SafetyFootwear 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

Required 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. 

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Ability to operate a hoist
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.
  • Understand and follow through on both verbal and written instructions
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook.

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 mylars
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills
  • Prior CNC operator experience is helpful


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