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Laser Operator - Flexible PT Weekend Crew

1st and 2nd shift available for Saturday & Sunday 10-12 hour days

Starting wage:  $14.50 per hour, plus $1.00 premium for 2nd shift

Are looking to join a growing company offering: 

  • Advancement opportunities, 
  • Competitive wages, 
  • Excellent benefits package, 
  • Security of knowing that GSM has been a proud employer in South Bend since the early 1920's, 
  • Plus a brand new state-of-the-art facility, ---- your search is over! Come Join Our Team!

Laser Operators: Responsible for expertly operating high performing CNC laser equipment to safely produce beautiful metal parts to customer print specifications.  These parts are to meet or exceed established quality and productivity standards.

Key Responsibilities and Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Laser Operator is to produce metal fabricated parts to customer print specifications using a standard process.

Additional tasks include:

  • Running nested machine posts according to the production schedule
  • Ensuring material is staged on the automated loader for “production plan” performance
  • Loading materials with fork trucks, cranes, carts and non-standard “drop” material by hand as required
  • Entering sourced material into the ERP system
  • Unloading tables by repetitively lifting and placing metal blanks or finished parts into containers (bins, boxes, gongs)
  • Ensuring machine optics are maintained by performing a tape shot, focusing the lens, cleaning the lens, cleaning nozzles, and replacing lens, nozzles, tips, and other supplies as needed
  • Emptying dust collection bins according to preventive maintenance schedules
  • Safely removing skeletons and emptying scrap bins as needed
  • Supporting achievement of company standards in safety, productivity, and on-time production
  • Recording machine code errors and communicating poor machine performance issues to the Profiling Machinery Technician
  • Maintaining a satisfactory attendance record, as outlined in the employee handbook
  • Assisting other operators by working as a team to unload and inspect completed parts
  • Using inspection devices (calipers, pin gauges, check fixtures) to inspect parts, according to print and product inspection plan (PIP)
  • Selecting and using fixtures, as identified in the CNC program
  • Gathering required documents (process photos, process inspection plans, job traveler, print, and work in process parts) to successfully run the job
  • Reading the print fully in order to understand tolerances, geometry, material thickness, and special instructions
  • Reading traveler for special instructions
  • Labeling work in process parts, scrap and finished parts according to ISO policy

Education
High school diploma or equivalent (preferred)

Experience
Minimum of 6 months in a manufacturing environment (preferred)

Conditions of Hire
All employment with GSM, Inc. is at-will by the employer and employee and therefore subject to change. 

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