Shear Operator

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Shear Operator


The Shear Operator position is responsible for operating the shear and carrying out the daily tasks assigned by the supervisor. This operator has the ability to successfully set up and run the shear. Works closely with supervisor and production planning on the full scope of projects moving through the department. Operator is flexible and adaptable to assignment changes and will jump in and help when needed. Ensures a safe and efficient operation of the shear and conducts quality control checks on the first part and throughout the production run.

This is a 1st shift, temp to hire position and pays $14-$16 hourly. 


Main responsibilities of this job:

  • Follow standardized work processes and adhere to safe work practices in a continuous improvement environment.
  • Effectively carry out assigned tasks throughout the shift.
  • Inspect machine prior to starting production.
  • Advanced proficiency of inspecting and using measuring tools (i.e. Micrometers, dial calipers, height gages, depth gages, bore micrometers, dial indicators etc.) to indicate parts and verify dimensions of finished work piece.
  • Inspect products to ensure quality and customer specifications throughout the shift.
  • Notify supervisor if individual notices any issue with equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized workspace.
  • Correctly report production in ERP system and ensure that the production orders have all the correct information and details.
  • Notify material handler of material needed and verify correct material.
  • Setup production according to production order details and drawings. Notify supervisor and quality control if there are any deviations between orders and drawings.
  • During plant down time this position assists with plant housekeeping, maintenance, and warehouse duties.
  • Understands companywide and departmental metrics and plans their work accordingly to meet those goals.


  • Participate in preventative maintenance to upkeep machine.
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot machine problems fast and efficiently. Cooperating with additional areas such as maintenance and supervisors.
  • Work as a team member to aid others in upholding and maintaining departmental standards including quality, production, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Continuously improve job knowledge by participating in educational classes; reading technical publication, and cross-training of personnel.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing (5S, Six Sigma etc.) for optimal workplace organization and safety.
  • Attend daily safety chat and any other meetings conducted by supervisor.
  • Provide suggestions and ideas to continuously improve safety, quality and process.
  • Performs other duties requested by supervisor. 


  • 1-3 years of experience in a manufacturing setting.
  • High school diploma or GEDs.
  • Must have excellent attendance.
  • Motivate other associate and lead by example
  • Ability to read policies & procedure manuals.
  • Ability to safety operate/use hand and power tools.
  • Ability to use measuring instruments (calipers, thickness gage, dial indicator etc.)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Multi-task & be flexible with assignments.
  • Must have general computer skills abilities in order to complete and/or update reports, orders etc.

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