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Wifco Steel Products seeks a Laser Operator, responsible for the set-up and operation of a CL 900 Fiber Laser. 3-5 years of experience is preferred. 


Responsible for the set-up and operation of the CL 900 Fiber Laser for the organization by producing parts to the highest quality and meeting production standards in performing the following duties: 


  • Sets up, operates, and monitors the CL 900 Fiber Laser in accordance with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Loads material onto automated loading equipment and pulls/separates parts from the conveyor.
  • Performs operations such as cutting or trimming sheet metal of various types, thicknesses, and dimensions based on instructions.
  • Programs and controls settings on the machine’s operating system.
  • Interprets work orders, blueprints, sketches, specifications, or diagrams and checks parts against prints to ensure quality.
  • Works under the supervision of department supervisor based on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Understands production information, such as length, width and thickness, material type, and quantity to be processed.
  • Manufactures parts in an efficient manner to meet customer demands and specifications.
  • Keeps record of the number of pieces made.
  • Troubleshoots and makes any minor adjustments as needed to program, tech tables, or other settings to improve cut quality or process efficiencies.
  • Examines completed parts for detects and reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the department supervisor.
  • Stacks/palletizes parts for transfer to the designated department(s).
  • Works in a safe manner and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition, including cleaning at end of shift.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned. 


  • Takes direction from the Laser department supervisor and Operations.
  • Works well with others and has a willingness to help fellow employees when directed.
  • Ability to read and write, understanding written directions including basic print specifications.
  • Possesses problem-solving skills in detecting how to increase output and fix any errors.
  • Displays attention to detail and mindful of the job at hand, making clean lines and cuts.
  • Has stamina to work long hours on feet doing repetitive movements in hot conditions.
  • Demonstrates safety-conscious behavior. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • 0-2 years of experience in a manufacturing/production environment.
  • 3-5 years of experience operating a laser machine is preferred.
  • Forklift operating experience is desired.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within manufacturing. 


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and crouching all day.
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. If items are heavier than 50 pounds, seek the help of a lifting device, or request the assistance of a fellow employee(s) for a team lift.
  • Machinery and tool operation requires the use of safety equipment to include, but not limited to steel toe shoes/boots, hearing protection, and safety glasses.
  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes are not permitted in some areas, and wearing jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and necklaces are not allowed.
  • Facility is not climate controlled, so heat in the summer and cold in the winter is a factor.

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