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Sheet Metal Laser

RAE Corporation

RAE Corporation

Pryor, OK, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Summary of position

This CNC Laser operator is responsible for machine set up, performing regular maintenance on equipment and operating CNC laser and brake machine to produce desired parts.

Essential functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Read and understand engineering drawings and instructions.
  • Knowledge of CNC code for machine set up and operation.
  • Set up machine.
  • Run parts required.
  • Clean and maintain machine.
  • Operate machine safely and responsibly.
  • Distinguish between different gauges and types of materials.
  • Set up laser for operations.
  • Understand Computer Numeric Control input commands.
  • Use caliper to measure to the nearest thousandth.
  • Prioritize work schedule.
  • Monitor quality by taking measurements, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming control while adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Cut quantity of parts required.
  • Accurately measure/cut stock on machine.
  • Check work and ensure quality product is delivered.
  • Contribute to team effort by working with others and accomplishing related functions as needed.
  • Complete any task as assigned by supervisor as needed.
  • Comply with government regulations, laws, company policies and company procedures.
  • Work overtime as necessary.
  • Attend work as required.
  • Charge time accurately in time and attendance system on computer to ensure accurate labor distribution and payroll.
  • Follow manufacturing instructions, work by oneself without constant supervision, be self-motivated and complete job assignments on time.
  • Care for tools and equipment. Advise maintenance of equipment that is not working properly.
  • Clean work area as required..

Desired qualifications

Education & Experience: A high school level of education is preferred for this position in order to continue upward advancement in the company. The employee must be able to understand directions from superiors.

Skills: Effective communications skills, good listening skills, ability to read and comprehend drawings and written instructions, basic mathematical skills, ability to control operations of equipment or system, monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organization to make improvements or take corrective action, good people skills in order to work in teams with others in the organization.

Certificates, licenses or training: on-site training, forklift license.

Interaction with others

Answers to Plant Manager. Must be able to accurately receive, understand and follow instructions from supervisor/lead. It is essential that the employee be able to work with all employees of the RAE team and show a spirit of cooperation with others in the organization. To accomplish this teamwork, it is important that the employee be able to get along well with coworkers and be willing to ask and to answer questions as needed.

Working environment

Work is performed in an industrial production area for a manufacturer of refrigeration and HVAC equipment. The employee is constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is high in some areas. Exposed to extreme temperatures in both winter and summer. Possible stress caused by the pressure of meeting deadlines and product quality standards. Seasonal variations in hours worked based on production demands.

Tools & equipment used

Safety Glasses

Hand Tools


Sheet Metal Gauge

Tooling Sharpener


Tape Measure

CNC Machine


Ear plugs (when required)

Physical demands

Physical Demands








Handling / Fingering


Reach Outward


Reach Above Shoulder






Squat or Kneel






10 lbs or less


11-20 lbs


21-50 lbs


51-100 lbs *


Over 100 lbs*



12 lbs or less


13-25 lbs


26-50 lbs


51-100 lbs*


+100 lbs * O

*Evaluate if assistance is needed.

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements: Sustained use of eyesight for functions such as visual inspection, reading, measuring and operating hand tools, along with the ability to see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision) in order to maintain employee safety, ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. safety glasses, hearing protection)

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

RAE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer