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Human Resources
Stellar Industries, Inc.
190 State Street – PO Box 169
Garner, IA 50438

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Laser Operator, 1st Shift - Kanawha Location
Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Job Title:           Laser Operator, 1st Shift

Location:          Kanawha, IA

Department:    Machine Shop Department

Reports To:       Machine Shop & Fabrication Lead

Summary:   Performs various tasks on the laser machine or other work as directed by Lead Person or Supervisor.  Must have training that is specifically direct to operation of the laser and all of its functions which includes computer skills used to operate laser equipment as part of daily operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Be capable of performing all aspects of the laser, working with other employees as part of a team, and be prompt and on time daily for work.
  • Willingness to take direction from area supervision and follow that direction.
  • Be capable of reading blue prints and understanding them and other technical documents required by the job of Material Handler.
  • Have the ability and desire to become efficient with part recognition, and learn all aspects of job as required.
  • Continually demonstrates a productive and non-disruptive work ethic.
  • Works in such a way as to create no or limited scrap or rework and works to continually improve quality level.
  • Follows all company safety rules as laid out in the company safety manual and all other company policies.
  • Maintain company equipment and work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Be able to provide all of the proper tooling and other equipment as specified to fulfill basic job requirements.
  • Continually strive to improve in all aspects of job requirements.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 Person-profile template:

  • Works well as team member
  • Able to follow orders of supervisor
  • Specific Job Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Read blueprints and other documents
  • Have mechanical skills.

 An example is shown here for the role above:

Person profile –Laser Operator CRT RATING Light-Medium BIS RANGE 151-170

Personality: Self-motivated, with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and safety.  Is able to get along with others and be a team player.

Physical Requirements: Job requires working with heavy materials and equipment.  For more specific physical requirements see reverse side.

Specific Job Skills: Having some basic manufacturing or mechanical aptitude helpful.

Computer skills: Basic computer skills are a definite plus.

Literacy and Numeric: Able to read blueprints, various types of measuring devices.


Additional Physical requirements


Position will require standing on concrete floor full day with the exception of two 12-minute breaks and ½ hour lunch.



The heaviest amount of weight lifted is 50#.  Crane hoists are required to be used for any pieces exceeding that weight.  What height are object lifted to?  36” [floor to waist] 


Sitting on occasion when sanding, caulking, or masking bodies or parts.


Some paint prep requires climbing a 5’ or 7’ ladder is also required.


Position requires being able to push/pull 2 and 4 wheel carts weighing approx. 200#.


Crouching and kneeling may be required on occasion when sanding, caulking, or masking bodies or parts.


Good balance is required.


Job duties may require minimum amount of crawling


Position requires reaching approx. 3’ while handling equipment weighing approx. 10#.


Grasping/pinching is required to operate all equipment necessary to perform job function.  Good hand dexterity is required to move hand in different positions.


Good vision is required for reading blue prints and checking bodies and parts for flaws in materials or paint.


It is important to be able to detect something burning.  The work done in area may create a dusty environment.


Being able to hear instructions is an important part of the job.

 NOTE: The Company has a program for supplying required safety equipment.  Assemblers are required to furnish their own basic tools required for the job.

 We offer an excellent benefit package including health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, ESOP, profit sharing, paid vacation and holidays.


Submit cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Stellar Industries, Inc.

190 State Street

PO Box 169

Garner, IA  50438


Or E-mail to:  hr@stellarindustries.com