Machine Operator, CNC/ Manual Metal Fabrication, Second Shift - Columbia

Columbia, PA

Job Description

Machine Operator, CNC/ Manual Metal Fabrication, Second Shift

Posted: Thursday, 6/6/2024
Do you want more than just a job? If you are looking for a great career opportunity you've come to the right place! We are currently hiring and seeking talented individuals to join our growing team! We offer competitive wages, a great benefit package plus the ability to grow and learn new things!

If you aren't familiar with us, TPS is located in New Columbia, PA, and is a leader in thermal processing products and test solutions. We design and manufacture industrial and laboratory ovens and furnaces, and environmental temperature cycling and stability test chambers. Our product brands include Blue M, Gruenberg, Tenney and Lunaire. TPS provides equipment to a broad range of customers in different industries, such as, defense, aerospace, electronics, biotech, medical, pharmaceutical, lab animal science, energy, transportation, communications, commercial heat treating, die casting, agriculture, and materials processing.

We offer great benefits including:
  • Medical, dental and vision insurances
  • paid vacation and company holiday time
  • 401k with employer match and immediate vesting
  • Employee training programs, tuition assistance and career growth opportunities!

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*** This is a second shift position. Second shift hours are Monday through Friday from 2:30PM to 11:00PM. A $1.00 per hour shift differential is also being offered. ***

Summary: Tends fabricating machines such as cutoff and band 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.
  • Reads blueprint or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures and determines sequence of operations.
  • Ability to operate a variety of machines such as, cutoff and band saws, shears, rolls, press brakes, CNC punch and laser to cut, shape, and bend metal
  • Selects, positions, and secures tool in tool holder from CNC programming.
  • Positions and secures work piece in holding device, machine table, or fixtures.
  • Moves controls to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, and to set specified feeds, speeds, and depth of cut.
  • Observes operation of machine and verifies conformance of work piece to specifications.
  • Operates CNC grinder to sharpen tools.
  • Sets up and operates machines and equipment.
  • Accurate inventory control thru data input of material usage into the AS400 inventory control system.
  • Knowledge of operation and basic preventative maintenance of equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications: 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: Two year certificate from an accredited college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; able to accurately measure with a tape measure and square to 1/32" and convert decimals to fractions.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: Some knowledge of CNC programming and basic inventory control system desired. Basic knowledge of computers to log in, and navigate to access job folders to view sales quotes if necessary to retrieve paint specifications is desired.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: This job requires no certificates, licenses, or registrations.

Other Qualifications: Ability to distinguish stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum and read blue prints and schematics. Lift truck experience preferred, or willingness to obtain. Must be willing work overtime on an as-needed basis to maintain production deadlines.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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