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Laser Operator 5 Axis I (3rd Shift) in Parsons, KS at Ducommun

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Laser Operator 5 Axis I (3rd Shift)

Job Description

The following describes in general terms the purpose and scope of the position. Sets up and operates computer-numerical control (CNC) machine to cut and fabricate metallic 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, marks, and scribes dimensions and references points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
  • 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, 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.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.
  • Confers with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining problems.
  • 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.
  • Frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are:  100% manufacturing environment.
  • Regularly required to work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
  • 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 use measuring instruments including but not limited to calipers, indicators, and scales.
  • Ability to operate a forklift.
  • Prior CNC operator experience helpful.
  • Read and understand internal procedures and policies.
  • 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 - geometry and trigonometry is a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and mylars.
  • Prior CNC operator experience helpful.
  • Basic Computer Skills - able to learn new screens, reports, functions and simple software programs with assistance.

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