Full Time – 1st Shift (6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

As the Lead Shear Operator, you will perform various standard operations to cut panels from rolls of coated wire mesh, galvanized mesh & stainless-steel mesh. Trim panels after cutting to produce a finished panel with smooth edges, which meets customer quality and size specifications. Train and assign associates ensuring safety, quality, delivery, and good housekeeping.

Lead Shear Operator Job Responsibilities:

  • Work from direction of Supervisor
  • Follow company policy, procedures, specification sheets, job orders, written and verbal instructions.
  • Train new associates, assist, direct, and instruct operators.
  • Maintain and record production activity.
  • Work from job order to determine proper amount of panel trimming necessary to meet customer requirements.
  • Perform routine operations to operate shearing machine to produce wire mesh panels to meet customer orders.
  • Pull correct amount of wire under blade and onto table in accordance with size of panels being cut. Set control panels to correct length. Activate foot pedal to cut panel.
  • Check regularly to assure panels meet customer size specifications, and visually inspect wire for quality problems.
  • Correct cause of improper processing.
  • Verify that all products are properly tagged.
  • Ensure that all employees working within are wearing appropriate safety equipment.
  • Detect and report improper operation of faulty equipment and unusual conditions to the supervisor.
  • Report serious problems to the maintenance department or supervisor.
  • Lift each panel; align it with cutters on trimming table and position properly for trimming.
  • Use hoist to assist in positioning heavy rolls of wire mesh.
  • Use tape measures and other measuring devices to measure for proper panel cutting and finished panels.
  • Use a variety of hand tools in adjusting equipment for different types of wire mesh.
  • Move material as necessary in the performance of duties or as directed.
  • Maintain necessary records.
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations along with maintaining quality standards.
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor including being cross trained to operate all the machines.

Lead Shear Operator Requirements:

  • Must have experience as a team leader or supervisor.
  • Fluent in English and a good ability to communicate with others.
  • Ability to teach and train others. To give direction to ensure job requirements are met.
  • Follow procedures and company policies including maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Have a mechanical aptitude including be able to read job specifications, use a measuring tape and a variety of thickness gauges.
  • Must be able to use a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Able to enter production into SAP.
  • Organized and ensuring good housekeeping.

Physical Demands:

  • On your feet most of the shift.
  • Ability to position rolls of wire on/off pallets to load into the machine. (500 lbs.+ with the aid of an overhead crane).
  • Ability to strap, stack, palletize and band panels of wire mesh onto pallet.
  • Ability to climb onto machine and be able to be able to make necessary machine adjustments.