Fabrication Machine Operator

Website XL Specialized Trailers

Fabrication Machine Operator Job Highlights

Title Fabrication Machine Operator
Type Full Time (3rd shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Manchester, IA, United States
Company XL Specialized Trailers

Company Profile

XL Specialized Trailers is a market-leading manufacturer of heavy haul and specialized trailers for the construction, commercial, agricultural, wind energy, oil and gas, and custom-style trailer markets.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Fabrication Machine Operator who is expected to prepare and process parts prior to assembly.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

  • Possess an entry-level experience


  • Completes production records by recording and delivering tubs and pallets of finished stock.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Determines sequence of operations by studying blueprints, specifications, and work orders
  • Document actions by completing production, quality, and time forms.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions’ troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
  • Identifies and anticipates safety and health concerns and hazards by surveying environmental, operational, and occupational conditions.
  • Maintains production by identifying space for staged components; delivering components to work centers; requisitioning and verifying additional components.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Wears proper personal protective equipment.
  • Maintains specifications by observing operations; detecting malfunctions; inspecting parts; adjusting controls; replacing dies
  • Maintains stock inventory by checking stock to determine the amount available, anticipating needed stock, placing and expediting orders for stock, and verifying receipt of stock.
  • Prepares machine for production by positioning and securing dies, stops, guides, and turntables.
  • Produces parts by locating and marking reference points on the workpiece with a rule, compass, template, etc., positioning or aligning the workpiece against stops and guides or with die, operating equipment
  • Regulates machining by setting and adjusting controls.
  • Resolves production problems by altering processes to meet specifications; notifying the supervisor to obtain additional resources.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned


  • Ability to read blueprints, specifications and follow procedures
  • Attention to quality and pride in workmanship
  • Basic understanding of shop math
  • Commitment to company values
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at an organizational level

Physical Demands

  • Extended periods of standing
  • Frequent crouching, kneeling, bending, and stooping
  • Occasional ascending/descending stairs or ladder
  • Occasional pushing or pulling
  • Ability to routinely lift 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to work overtime including Saturdays

Work Environment

  • Work is primarily performed indoors


  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • 100% employer-paid health, dental + vision
  • All tools provided
  • Monthly profit-sharing bonus
  • Overtime available
  • Paid time off + paid holidays
  • Paid training + certification

Employer’s Statement

XL Specialized Trailers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit xlspecializedtrailer.isolvedhire.com.

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