Website Louis Industries

Laser Operator Job Highlights

Title Laser Operator 
Type Full Time (3rd shift)
Experience 3+ Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Paynesville, MN, United States
Company Louis Industries

Company Profile

Louis Industries is a sheet metal fabricator and steel distributor using state-of-the-art technology to manufacture quality parts.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Laser Operator who will be responsible for laser operations including machine setup, productivity, maintenance, and quality.

Education Level

  • 2-years of Technical Degree in Machine Tools or CNC (preferred)

Work Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant experience (preferred)
  • Certified and experienced forklift operator
  • CAD training or experience (preferred)
  • Certified crane operator (preferred)


  • Assures that all products conform to prescribed quality standards
  • Follow all standard safety regulations
  • Handle assorted steel raw material and steel scrap
  • Load and edit machine programs
  • Load material in sheet bays
  • Maintain cutting quality at acceptable feed rates
  • Operate small hand and power tools
  • Package parts using banding or shrink wrap, as needed
  • Perform advanced maintenance, including window changing/focal depth, external optical path cleaning, and realignment, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical repair
  • Perform a first part and random part inspections according to the protocol on the work order router
  • Perform general laser maintenance, including startup/shutdown, window cleaning, nozzle centering, cleaning dust bins, replacing cutting beds, and keeping lasers and the work environment clean
  • Regularly operate laser or punching machines
  • Safely operate a forklift to load and unload material and move completed parts
  • Separate/pick parts from skeletons that are cut on the laser and stack them onto pallets/containers
  • Support process improvement activities
  • Other duties may be assigned that pertain to the classification.


  • Able to communicate orally or in written form effectively with personnel
  • Familiarity with blueprints and inspection equipment
  • Knowledge of inventory control and manufacturing processes
  • Proficient with mathematical equations
  • Skill in mechanical repair of electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

Physical Demands

  • Frequent lifting of 50 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, walking, sitting, and standing for 8 hours per day.
  • Must have a communicable range of hearing and sight with or without the use of aids.
  • Requires exposure to a typical manufacturing area where the environment is affected by outside temperatures and machining.


  • 401k match
  • Annual and quarterly bonus
  • Boot allowance
  • Dental insurance
  • Dependent daycare flex spending
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Health insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • HSA match
  • Life insurance
  • Paid uniforms
  • Prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Short term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Vacation pay
  • Vision insurance
  • Weld helmet allowance

Employer’s Statement

Louis Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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