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XL Specialized Trailers is an EEOE

Plasma Operator 2nd Shift

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Date Posted: 1/9/2019


Plasma Operator 2nd Shift

Job Location:


Start Date:


Employment Type:

Regular Full-time

Starting Salary Range:

$15.00/hour + 10% for second shift, merit increases after 90 days and 6 months.

Required Education:

High School

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Travel:


Position Description:

General Summary: Generally expected to work as a valued member of the XL Specialized Trailers team. Forms product by operation fabrication equipment.

Responsibilities, Qualifications or Skills Required:

  • Determines sequence of operations by studying blueprints, specifications, and work orders.
  • Prepares machine for production by positioning and securing dies, stops, guides, and turntables.
  • Regulates machining by setting and adjusting controls.
  • Produces parts by locating and marking reference points on workpiece with rule, compass, template, etc.; positioning or aligning workpiece against stops and guides or with die; operating equipment.
  • Maintains specifications by observing operations; detecting malfunctions; inspecting parts; adjusting controls; replacing dies.
  • Resolves productions problems by altering process to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains stock inventory by checking stock to determine amount available; anticipating needed stock; placing and expediting orders for stock; verifying receipt of stock.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Document actions by completing production, quality and time forms.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.  Wears proper personal protective equipment.
  • Identifies and anticipates safety and health concerns and hazards by surveying environmental, operational, and occupational conditions.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing relating results as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent

Essential Skills and Experience:

  1. Basic understanding of shop math
  2. Ability to read blueprints, specification and follow procedures
  3. Attention to quality and pride in workmanship.
  4. Problem analysis and problem resolution at an organizational level.
  5. Commitment to company values.

Physical Demands:

  1. Extended periods of standing.
  2. Frequent crouching, kneeling, bending and stooping.
  3. Occasional ascending/descending stairs or ladder.
  4. Occasional pushing or pulling.
  5. Ability to routinely lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100lbs.

Post Offer/Pre-employment Physical and Drug Screen Required.

XL Specialized Trailers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Applications also available at XL: 1086 South 3rd Street Manchester, IA 52057