The Shear Operator performs various standard operations to cut panels from rolls of coated wire mesh; trim panel after cutting to produce a finished panel with smooth edges, which meets other customer quality and size specifications.

Full Time:
1st shift: 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.
2nd shift: 3:00 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Part Time Shifts:
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
3:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Shear Operator Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate with others.
  • Have a mechanical aptitude.
  • Must be able to read and use micrometer and measuring tape.
  • Must be able to use various hand and power tools.
  • Organized.

Shear Operator Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine operations to operate shearing machine to produce wire mesh panels to meet customer orders.
  • Position the roll of wire mesh on roller.
  • Pull correct amount of wire under blade and onto table in accordance with size of panels being cut. Activate foot pedal to cut panel.
  • Check regularly to
  • assure panels meet customer size specifications, and visually inspect wire for quality problems.
  • Work from job order to determine proper amount of panel trimming necessary to meet customer requirements.
  • Lift each panel; align it with cutters on trimming table and position properly for trimming.
  • Guide panel steadily and carefully through cutters to make a clean, uniform cut, meeting size specifications. Visually inspect panels for missed spots of plastic coating and other quality problems. Use “touch-up” can of PVC to manually fill in sparse spots of plastic coating. Palletize and bundle finished panels.
  • Use hoist to assist in positioning heavy rolls of wire mesh on rollers.
  • 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.
  • Maintain necessary records.
  • Move material as necessary in the performance of duties or as directed.
  • Detect and report improper operation of faulty equipment and finished wire products and unusual conditions to the Supervisor. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, safe and orderly condition.
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations along with maintaining quality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Physical Demands:

  • Standing most of shift.
  • Ability to position rolls of wire (500 lbs.+ with the aid of an overhead crane) on/off pallets.
  • Ability to position rolls of wire mesh (500 lbs.+ with the aid of an overhead crane) on rollers.
  • Ability to stack, palletize and band panels of wire mesh onto pallet.

If you are a proactive person who takes pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail and want to be part of a growing organization this could be your next long term role.

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