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Internal Application: Burn Table Technician

Fabrication | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:              Burn Table Technician

LOCATION:             Blackfoot, Idaho


The Burn Table Technician provides support to the Department Supervisor on production of equipment, maintenance of machinery, movement of materials, allocation and organization of resources, development of personnel, and achievement of departmental and organizational goals.  The Tech will use his/her knowledge of laser machinery to effectively and efficiently maintain machinery to ensure maximum productivity is obtained.  The Tech will also train and develop individuals in the proper operation of machinery to minimize machine downtime and repairs. Teamwork and customer service skills are important as Techs are expected to work directly and indirectly with employees, leads, supervisors and managers, and outside vendors.  Techs will consistently demonstrate high levels of responsibility and accountability.  Techs will be available for shift-work and on-call work where appropriate in order to respond to the needs of the build plan.  

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Be a technical expert for burn table operation and parts fabricated and use this knowledge to actively train and mentor others;
  • Understand operating instructions and maintain programmer-level knowledge required for the safe and efficient use of the machinery;
  • Spend majority of the time performing routine preventative maintenance on equipment and troubleshooting analysis during machining, making necessary adjustments as needed to ensure smooth operation of machine while maintaining quality standards;
  • Be a top performer and role model in productivity, quality, and safe working habits;
  • Assist Supervisor in developing personnel by actively participating in training and coaching operators on proper operation of machinery;  
  • Assist Supervisor in setting and achieving production goals by providing regular reports on machine utilization and efficiency;
  • Ensure established processes and procedures are implemented and adhered to;
  • Recognize improvements inside and outside the department (i.e. processes, personnel, maintenance) and effectively communicate and coordinate action plans with Supervisor to implement changes;
  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and solve problems.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absences;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Two-year degree in Precision Metal Working preferred;
  • Strong knowledge or experience in CNC programming and CAD;
  • Desire and willingness to attend off-site training seminars for additional technical and professional development;
  • Experience reading instructional drawings and schematics;
  • Well-developed knowledge of processes, equipment, parts, systems, tools, and machinery required in equipment manufacturing and production;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Excellent troubleshooting, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to effectively work with ERP system, spreadsheets, word processing documents, and other applicable computer systems and software.
  • Ability to improve the cut quality on lasers;
  • General understanding of metallurgy.


  • CNC laser cutter, plasma cutter, overhead crane, forklift, pallet jack, hand tools, etc.;
  • Computer, copier, scanner, telephone, printer;
  • Other machines and equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.


·        Medium work involving: 

Climbing              Balancing               Stooping                Kneeling              Crouching

Crawling              Reaching                Standing                Walking               Pushing

Pulling                  Hearing                  Talking                   Grasping             Feeling

Handling              Repetitive               Small motor           Visual acuity       Lifting (Up to 50 lbs.)

                                Motions                    Skills

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions typical of a manufacturing environment.  There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  The environment includes a variety of physical conditions such a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working on scaffolding or other high places. The employee may be exposed to one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:   Depending on Experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page.