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Water Jet Operator

Job Summary

Water Jet Operator reports to and takes work direction and priorities from the Fabrication Manager. This position requires the Water Jet Operator to perform duties and tasks listed below to complete production jobs on water jet equipment per operation process sheets.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • 1-4 years minimum water jet operating experience.

  • Detail Oriented – quality and precision focused.

  • Must possess basic math skills to include but not limited to adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, geometry and algebra for the purpose of calculating material fabrication.

  • Knowledge in use of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments. Instruments should include but not limited to calipers, ID and OD micrometers.

  • General mechanical assembly or fabrication skills.

  • Forklift experience needed.

  • Responsible for keeping equipment and work area clean and orderly and perform basic preventive maintenance functions on equipment.

  • Ability to monitor machine sounds to identify and diagnose changes in order to take appropriate action.

  • Confers with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions and production errors and to obtain approval to continue production.

  • Completes all required safety procedures prior to and during operations.

  • Assist as required or assigned throughout the facility. 

  • May perform other duties as assigned by management.

  • Suggest and implement improvements.

Working Conditions
  • High noise levels from operating machines

  • Normal shop environment

  • Physical hazards from moving equipment and machine parts

  • Breathing fumes, dust and mist

  • Skin exposure to chemicals associated with manufacturing

  • Work inside and outside the facility

  • Constantly required to lift up to 20-55 pounds.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be in good physical condition and be able to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl for length of shift.

  • Conform to the company’s culture of quality, service and continuous improvement, while taking personal responsibility for your own actions and treating fellow employees, customers and vendors respectfully and ethically.

    This job description is a summary of the job duties and requirements that are essential to the evaluation of the job. It is not intended to be complete in detail.