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Lead Cutting Operator
Title:Lead Cutting Operator

Shift: 3rd Shift

Reports to: Operations Manager


The Lead Cutting Operator is responsible for providing back up to the Cutting Manager and having knowledge on how to run various machines in the cutting department to a level that meets or exceeds department expectations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is primarily, yet not exclusively responsible and accountable for the following:

  • Ensuring that employees are meeting productivity and quality standards
  • Providing direction and delegating assignments to new employees
  • Providing training and orientation for new employees
  • Training and developing employees in the department
  • Having operational knowledge of all equipment in the area of responsibility to include drill press, panel saw, table saw, radial arm saw, heat bender, die cutter, I cut, guillotine cutter, sheeter, router, scoring table, drill table and slitter.
  • Completing pre and post cuts on material within tolerance level
  • Reading job tickets thoroughly and interpreting before starting the job task, and understand the job task
  • Cutting each piece of material within QC requirements
  • Inspecting each piece for Quality Control
  • Performing and completing all tasks assigned in a timely manner
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working area at all times
  • Storing all materials in a manner that promotes cleanliness
  • Using supplies in a cost-effective manner
  • Adhering to all productivity, SOP’s, safety, 6S and PPE requirements
  • Performing and completing all other work duties assigned to include assisting in other departments as needed


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty competently. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required


  • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2-3 years of cutting experience


  • none


  • Ability to communicate both in written and verbal formats


  • Basic Math Skills


  • Basic PC Skills

Production Area Setting:

This position is required to work in clean, quick paced, and high efficiency manufacturing environment facility. While performing the duties of this job, the employee maybe required to work near moving mechanical parts at machine pace completing a variety of tasks as needed requiring extended periods of standing and lifting loads no greater than 50 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. When and where necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PEP) is provided.

Position is required to establish standard/rate as set for the particular process being performed.

Job Type: Full-time

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