Laser Operator

Title:CNC Laser OperatorDepartment:Laser
Classification:Non-ExemptPosition Type:Full Time
Work Days:Monday-FridayWork Hours:6a-4p
Reports To:Production ManagerTravel Percent:0
Supervisory Role:No
Summary of Position
Operate the CNC Laser cutting machine and other machinery used in the Laser depart-
ment or assist other machine operators.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Select and set up lenses based on material type and thickness, load programs and
set machine parameters to ensure optimal performance of the equipment.
Knowledge about nozzles used during laser cutting operation.
Work in a fast-paced environment with fast changing priorities.
Keep work area clean and organized.
Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task.
Follow all company rules and policies.
Follow all safety rules and quality standards.
Work with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.
Operate machinery used in the production process or assist machine operators.
Uphold all ISO and OSHA standards applicable to the responsibilities above.
Qualifications, Trainings, & Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related
experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
2+ years of experience on Mazak, Trumpf, Amada or similar CNC laser cutting
Solid background working with sheet metal.
Proven measurement and mathematical fraction/decimal conversion skills.
Ability to distinguish material types including Steel, A36, SSAB, Grade50, Stainless
Steel and other types of metals.
Flexible schedule is required; this position requires shift work as well as
overtime and weekend work from time to time.
Candidate has to be a strong team player.
Candidate has to be reliable.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of manufacturing concepts.
Ability to grasp modern technology quickly.
Must be a good communicator.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior.
Basic knowledge in G-CODE.
Ability to read blueprints.
Physical/Mental Demands
Regularly required to lift/carry 20 to 40 pounds occasionally, and/or 10 to 25
pounds frequently
Regularly required to bend, stoop, kneel and reach
Regularly required to stand and walk
Regularly required to push or pull objects up to 40 pounds
Environmental Working conditions
Work performed in a shop environment
Environment is not climate controlled
May work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from
one station to another during the assembly process
The noise level in the work environment, at times, can be loud
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Gainesville

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Lasercraft Employee

James Byrnes

James has been with LaserCraft for 8 years. He joined the team as a Process Improvement Engineer and has held several positions at LaserCraft including Plant Manager, Purchasing Manager, Director of Procurement, and his current role as VP of Operations. He has over 25 years of experience in the manufacturing industry in multiple capacities. James is currently responsible for the purchasing, quality, facilities maintenance, and engineering departments at LaserCraft.

Lasercraft Employee

Henry Stewart

Henry has been with LaserCraft for 12 years. Henry joined the team as the Quality Manager and has since been Plant Manager and Operations Manager before taking his current position as VP of Manufacturing. Henry was instrumental in the creation and implementation of LaserCraft’s Quality System and managed the successful implementation of the company’s first ISO certification process. He has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry in multiple capacities. Henry is currently responsible for the manufacturing and customer service departments at LaserCraft.

Lasercraft Employee

Angel Ledford

Angel has been with LaserCraft for 15 years. She joined the team as the Human Resources Manager and has since grown the department to include safety and environmental, as well as being instrumental in the creation of the LaserCraft training department, which has become an integral part of the company’s on boarding and continuing education activities. Angel has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing, and food processing industries. In her current role as VP of Human Resources and Safety she manages the HR, safety, and training departments.

Lasercraft Employee

Jeff Wood

Jeff began his current role of Vice President of Manufacturing at LaserCraft in 2023.  Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and believes that root cause analysis and corrective action are key to quality systems management. In his current role, Jeff oversees all quality department activities as well as the engineering department.

Lasercraft Employee

Brian Bryant

Brian has been with LaserCraft for 20 years. He began his career with the company as a welder. Throughout the years Brian has managed several manufacturing departments including weld and press brake and was the second shift manager for 5 years. Brian has over 30 years of experience in fabrication and manufacturing.  In his current role as Plant Manager, Brian oversees the day-to-day manufacturing plant operations.