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Saw Operator--Night Shift

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:             Saw Operator

SHIFT:                     8:00pm - 6:30am, Monday - Thursday

LOCATION:            Blackfoot, ID

Job Summary
The Saw Operator is responsible for preparing steel to be processed in the manufacturing of agricultural handling equipment and other special projects ordered.  The Operator will perform close tolerance and general cutting work using fabrication equipment.  The Operator will correctly set up and operate cutting equipment to perform high quality work.  The Operator will complete final inspections of parts and components prior to releasing to downline customer to ensure the highest quality product is being delivered.  Operators will be available for fluctuating shifts and overtime where appropriate in order to respond to production needs.  Operators will demonstrate a high level of responsibility and accountability while working effectively and efficiently.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary

  • Safely and efficiently operate machinery (saw, burn table, punch, shear, drill, press brake, etc.) to produce metal parts per customer orders in accordance with the timelines identified in the build plan;
  • Understand the definition of quality and know the measurements for determining quality products;
  • Inspect parts, both visually and technically (dimensional inspection), to ensure accuracy and quality standards have been met;
  • Understand parts usage, correct parts flow, and proper organization/staging of parts between product lines;
  • Become a technical expert for parts fabricated and be top performer in workmanship, safety, and work ethics;
  • Safely operate material handling equipment such as forklift and overhead crane;
  • Perform basic routine preventative maintenance on fabrication equipment.
  • Keep and maintain accurate production records using timesheets and other methods identified by Supervisor;
  • Recommend process improvements and participate in process improvement efforts;
  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and resolve problems.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities
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.


Machines or Equipment Typically Operated

  • Saw, overhead crane, forklift, pallet jack, burn table, drill press, shear, press brake, belt sander, hand tools, etc.;
  •  Computer, copier, scanner, telephone, printer;
  • Other machines and equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.


Typical Physical Requirements

Medium work involving:

  • Climbing
  • Balancing
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Crawling
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Hearing
  • Talking
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Handling
  • Repetitive motions
  • Small motor skills
  • Visual acuity
  • Lifting (Up to 50 lbs.)

Typical Environmental Conditions

  • 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 (Starting at $15.00/hr.)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page.