General Summary:

Tends to fabricating machines such as CNC lasers, cutoff saws, shears, rolls, brakes, presses, forming machines, spinning machines, and punch, that cut, shape, and bend metal plates, sheets, tubes, and structures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required.

  • Observe machine operation to detect errors.
  • Performs quality checks and check for accuracy of machine operation.
  • Set up machine as required for job orders.
  • Use the computer to check for change orders, delete or add parts as needed, and to do key flow.
  • Other duties as requested or required


High school education or general education development (GED), and minimum of three to six months job-related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Reasoning development to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions relating to standardized situations.
  • Mathematical development to perform the four basic arithmetic operations as well as compute rate, ratio, and percent using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Language development: Read and interpret safety rules, instructions, manuals, order forms, or checklists; Write routine reports and correspondence; Communicate effectively with coworkers
  • Basic knowledge of the use and operation of hand tools, air tools, electrical tools, and computers.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Specific vision abilities with this job require close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); and peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); and identify and distinguish colors; and depth perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distances); and ability to adjust focus; and must wear safety glasses.
  • Must be able to talk and/or hear well enough to communicate with co-workers 60% of time.
  • Must be able to stand enough to perform job (move metal) 90% of time.
  • Must be able to walk on level surface to cover job area 20% of time.
  • Must be able to bend, twist, reach, lean enough to perform fabrication 90% of time.
  • Must be able to climb or balance enough to perform fabrication duties 20% of time.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms; and/or use hands to feel or handle well enough to pick up parts and perform fabrication duties 50% of time.

Physical Dimensions:

The employee is required to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally; and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 20 pounds of force regularly.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly exposed to a moderate to high noise level, fumes, chemicals, work near moving objects, heavy equipment, and vibration from air power equipment. Building is heated during winter and during the summer temperatures will exceed outside ambient temperatures.  Temperature fluctuations may also be caused by equipment in the area.

Supervisory Responsibilities: