Machine Operator Sr (Sheet Metal Fab) Weekend shift

    • Job Tracking ID: 512812-617077
    • Job Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: September 28, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: May 1, 2018
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Job Description:

Spectrum Industries is a Chippewa Falls manufacturer and provider of high quality products and services that connect people with technology. As an organization we are dedicated to continuous improvement, meeting or exceeding customer expectations, developing our employees to meet current and future challenges, and ethical business practices. That's who we are - that's what we do!

Would you like to join our team in pursuit of excellence? We have the following job opportunity -

Primary duties and responsibilities:
* Measure dimensions of finished work pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments, templates, and fixtures.
* Interprets blueprints, drawings, manuals, routing sheet specifications, or sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements.
* Remove and replace dull cutting tools.
* Mount, install, align, and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and work pieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
* Observe machines during operation in order to detect sounds or variations that would indicate performance problems and adjust machines to compensate for problems.
* Adjust machine feed and speed, change cutting tools, or adjust machine controls when automatic programming is faulty or if machines malfunction.
* Stop machines to remove finished work pieces, or to change tooling, setup, or work piece placement, according to required machining sequences. Follow proper safety procedures to operate machinery.
* Lift work pieces to machines manually, or with the assistance of a lifting mechanism to load and unload machinery.
* Measures, marks and scribes dimensions and reference points on material or work piece as guides for subsequent machining.
* Calculate machine speed and feed ratios, and the size and position of cuts.
* Selects aligns and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories and materials on multiple panel processing equipment and machines.
* Starts and observes machine operation to detect out-of-tolerance machining, and adjusts machine controls as required.
* Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications.
* Operates pallet jack to relocate finished components to another production area.
* Repairs and reworks faulty products as needed
* Keeps work area and equipment free of debris
* Records and submits accurate work time and job functions on daily time documents and routing sheets

Secondary Responsibilities:
Miscellaneous other duties may be assigned to staff by superintendent or team leader including duties in other departments

Cross Training: Due to the nature of manufacturing and the Spectrum Industries line of products, in order to achieve optimum efficiency and utilization of equipment, space and personnel, it is necessary at times for employees to be trained and work as a ‘fill-in’ in other production and/or support areas.

Contact Responsibilities:
Requires routine contact and cooperation within immediate department with co-workers and supervisors on a regular basis. Transfer of or access to information and data may be confidential in nature.

Experience and Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/ or experience

High School Diploma or GED and two+ year related on-the-job training or an equivalent combination or education and experience. Must have experience with CNC Metal Fabrication Equipment operations.

Language Skills
Ability to read, interpret, comprehend and follow instructions both verbally and written. Ability to understand and apply documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees within the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, percentages, and decimals. Ability to accurately comprehend, interpret and apply measuring device readings. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Able to use good judgment in determining best methods, acceptable quality levels, production priorities, and good and safe equipment procedures.

Complexity- Requires the ability to perform semi-routine, repetitive or generally standardized duties understand and follow instructions or general procedures of usually standardized work. Follow regular safety and quality procedures. Work is regularly checked. Attention to detail is critical. Responsible for own work.
Physical demands - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand on a hard surface and use hands and arms to move and lift products, use fingers and hands to operate levers, handles and/or button controls. The employee frequently is required to bend and twist while loading and unloading machines or carts. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move products and parts up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Job Conditions:
Working conditions - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, wood dust airborne particles, and vibrations associated with machine operation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud to very loud while equipment is running. Location temperature may be affected by seasonal factors.
Safety Factors - Safety sensitive work area, safety shoes and protective eye wear required, other safety equipment and gear may be required as needed. Production dress code applies.


This position pays a start base rate of $13.10 plus weekend shift differential of 35%

Spectrum Industries offers an extremely comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

Short-Term Disability Insurance

401K with employer matching component

Training and Development


Additional Voluntary Benefit Options