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Laser Operator - 2nd Shift

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0015734
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Production & Skilled Trades
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

We are seeking a driven team player with experience operating sheet metal laser cutting equipment. This position requires an individual to perform several duties as defined within the laser operation department. The individual will be completely responsible for producing high quality product safely and efficiently.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Set-up, troubleshoot and operating of the machines, including cut condition, tool and work piece adjustments.
  • Safe material handling processes, including forklift driving and overhead crane operating.
  • Safely execute daily production, quality, and on-time delivery requirements.



  • High School Education or equivalent.

Professional experience:

  • 3-5 years of sheet metal laser equipment experience preferred and/or machine trades schooling.
  • Experience with Amada lasers and laser/turret combination machines preferred
  • Experience with laser programming and nesting is a plus
  • Experience with machine material handling automation is a plus
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Understand technical blueprints.
  • Computer skills required (i.e., spreadsheets, data entry, email).
  • Ability to use precision measurement devices to work within tight tolerances.
  • Ability to work with cranes, sharp edges on machined parts, and moving parts by carts.

Key behaviors:

  • Lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Lifting over 35 lbs. requires a lifting device, crane, or assistance from another associate.
  • Standing and walking minimum of 8 hours.
  • Must be able to bend/stoop, squat/crouch, kneel and twist.
  • Must understand and comply with Sullair Safety Standards.
  • Participate in EHS quarterly audits, if required.
  • Required to wear the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for the work area.
  • Required to attend scheduled toolbox and safety meetings.
  • Must immediately report injuries or unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and overtime.
  • Assertive
  • Critical Thinking
  • Process Driven
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Passionate

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Sullair is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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