Laser Setup Operator

Sets up, operates and maintains CNC laser to produce parts using setup instructions, shop orders and prints.

  • Downloads CNC programs from network drive, and modifies them, as needed, to optimize performance and part yield.
  • Locates and verifies material required to produce parts per shop order, may recommend material sheet change to optimize part yield or to take advantage of drop-off material.
  • Adjusts or enters machine settings for laser cutting operation to insure correct lens, nozzle, assist gases and laser head are in place.
  • Monitors equipment performance throughout cycle to ensure optimal operation of laser and reports to supervisor any maintenance needs.
  • Inspects and measures parts to ensure parts meet quality requirements during production and for 1st piece after setup.
  • Observes levels of assist gasses and changes tanks as required.
  • Deburrs parts or performs other secondary operations during machine cycle, when needed.
  • Maintains accurate counts of parts; attaches labels or tags to finished part containers identifying customer, part number, quantity and shop order information.
  • Utilizes the Shop Floor system to accurately record production activities including time spent, quantity produced and any rejected parts.
  • Communicates with supervisor to receive instructions and coordinate job activities.
  • Follows all safety procedures and wears safety equipment or apparel as required.
  • Performs all job functions to meet acceptable quality and performance standards.
  • Ensures on a daily basis that the work area is clean and orderly including machine, tooling and workstation.

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of manufacturing related education and/or work experience operating cutting laser. Blueprint reading, shop mathematics and the ability to read a micrometer and caliper required.
  • Must pass the CTP Setup Test with a score of 80% or highter.
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Position: Laser Setup Operator

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Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Date posted
January 3, 2019
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