MEC Inc.

Experienced Shear Operator

2 weeks ago
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161 Rock Church Road SE


Set-up, adjust and operate gate type squaring shears of all sizes and capacity to do close tolerance shearing of various gauges of sheet and plate stock. Set dimensional back and front gauges and side squaring gauges. Adjust shear blade clearance for gauge of stock to be sheared. Improvise gauging set-ups for shearing various angles. Lay out shearing sequences for economical use of materials. May turn and change shearing blades. Make simple angle layouts for shearing as required. Work from drawings, sketches, specifications or cutting orders. Use scales, square, protractor, plate guage, etc.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Adjusts and calibrates back gauge and machine.

Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut.

Lifts work piece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.

Starts machine which clamps work piece and lowers blade to cut metal.

Lays out cutting lines according to blueprint when angle shearing.

Installs fixtures to shear or trim sheet metal.

Sets up and operates shear on production line.

Inspects work to verify dimensions.

Uses computer to locate material needed for job.

Prints job tickets.

Verifies job packet information.

Drives forklift to supply materials to shear.

Maintains inventory of sheet steel being used.

Orders steel as needed.

Operates overhead crane to take sheet steel out of inventory for production.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.


Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; supports organization’s goals and values.


Professionalism: Approaches others in tactful manner; reacts well under pressure treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Safety/Security: Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly; maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and supervisors.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or six months related experience and/or training is preferred.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively communicate with other employees.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Must be certified for forklift.



Knowledge of computers. Ability to operate overhead crane.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk. The employee is occasionally required to sit.The employee must regularly slide and/or move up to 75-100 pounds and occasionally slide and/or move up to 400 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


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