Machining A Operator (Brake/Laser)- 2nd Shift (2024-42)

companyTriMark Corporation
locationNew Hampton, IA 50659, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/11/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
21-25 / hour
Starting wage $25.31 per hour.

$2.00 per hour shift premium.

Job Objective

The Machining A Operator (Brake/Laser) is able to set up set up and run the laser machine or brake press as needed. The A Operator is responsible for following best safety practices, maintain quality standards, and plant schedules.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review work schedule to make sure of what jobs are to be started or completed.

  1. Sets up and operates CNC Brake Press and Laser and related equipment and reviews specifications for the particular order to be run.

  1. Assists in training of department personnel in set-ups, operation, and procedures in department.

  1. Makes machine, tooling and program adjustments to equipment as necessary to facilitate production and quality standards.

  1. Periodically inspects part with blueprint specifications to assure proper dimensioning and quality standards.

  1. Maintains proper lubrication of equipment and cleans machines.

  1. Correctly records daily production and keeps accurate time and job records.

  1. Notifies Process Engineer, Manufacturing Manager or Manufacturing Coordinator of any operating problems.

  1. Provides information to maintenance and the tool room to assist in diagnosing equipment or tooling problems.

  1. Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition using 5S principles to minimize safety hazards and lost-time accidents.

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

  1. This position supports the continual improvement and compliance of QMS and EMS.

  1. Maintains a good attendance record.

  1. Assists Process Engineering & Design Engineering with engineering samples and/or tool try-outs.

  1. Responsible to perform his or her job functions in a manner that supports TriMark's mission, vision and values in order for the company to attain its strategic and growth goals.

Skills, Abilities, and Experience Required

Considerable mechanical aptitude.

Skill in setting up, operating and adjusting CNC Brake Press, Laser and related equipment, which is learned on the job.

Ability to interpret engineering drawings.

Skill in using common hand tools and various types of measuring instruments; calipers, micrometers etc.

Ability to work cooperatively with other employees on a regular basis and give assistance to newer personnel.

Ability to work with manufacturing software and computer systems.

Ability to stay positive with a good attitude and values Trimark's Core Values.

Judgment Required

To perform all necessary setups.

To determine quality of parts run.

To determine cause of improper parts so adjustments can be made in a minimum of time.

To assure machine is receiving proper lubrication and maintenance.

To operate forklift and other machinery in a safe manner.

Core Competencies

  • Set Up & Machine Programming
    • Set Up and program production equipment with good manufacturing practices and operating procedures
    • Performing shutdown and startup procedures on department specific equipment
  • Departmental paperwork
    • Ensure all job information get loaded into JDE correctly
    • Ensure all reports such as scrap and uptime/downtime are filled out correctly
    • Ensure shift report is completed
    • Ensure that everyone is following work instructions
  • Troubleshooting
    • Determine causes or operating errors and finding a solution on how to address
    • Determine root cause of quality issues & determine solutions or steps to fix
    • Determine safety issues as well as safety improvements
  • Instructing
    • Teach others how to perform or do something so they understand
    • Ensure that everyone is following safety rules such as PPE
    • Ensure that everyone knows where they need to be and what they are supposed to be doing.
  • Communication
    • Convey information to others effectively
  • Understanding blueprints and measuring gages
    • Need to understand how to read blueprints and determine good or bad
    • Need to understand how to use correct measuring tools to gage parts such as calipers, gage pins or any other specialty gages needed to ensure part quality
  • Quality Standards
Working Conditions

Must be available to work overtime and weekends as required to meet the company's business demands.

Exposure to hazards of machine operation and some contact with oils, lubricants, coolant and with occasional oil fumes in the area. Noise levels are between 90-95. The work area is dry and temperatures are controlled.

Uniform safety practices consist of safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, and other devices as required. This area requires normal or corrected vision, normal depth perception and peripheral vision of 180 degrees, and no color deficiency.

Physical Effort

Bending -

Floor level

Stooping -

5% of time

Squatting -


Twisting -

90 degrees

Turning -

180 degrees

Reaching -

Full reach

Lifting -


Pushing/Pulling -

100# or more

Standing -

25% or more

Sitting -

50% or more

Walking -

25% or less

Climbing -


Grasping -

Moderate dexterity

Other details
  • Pay Type Hourly
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Salary range

  • 21-25 / hour

Required skills

  • Laser