Machine Operator

Website Louis Industries

Machine Operator Job Highlights

Title Machine Operator
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience 1-3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
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 looking for a Machine Operator who will be responsible for setup, operation and light maintenance of production equipment.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (minimum)
  • Post–Secondary (desirable)

Work Experience

  • 1-3 years of experience in manufacturing (preferred)


  • Follow all standard safety regulations
  • Handle assorted steel raw material and steel scrap
  • Maintain work area and production equipment in clean and orderly condition. Follows all prescribed and standard safety regulations
  • Manage time effectively to operate several machines during the shift
  • Operate small electric/air hand tools
  • Package parts using banding or shrink wrap, as needed
  • Participates in and supports continuous process improvement
  • Perform light maintenance on plant equipment where needed; i.e., startup/shutdown, lockout/tagout procedures, maintaining inspection records, and keeping the work environment clean
  • Perform work in a manner that all products conform to prescribed quality standards
  • Responsible to produce quality parts that conform to prescribed quality standards and print specifications
  • Safely operate a forklift to load and unload raw material and completed parts
  • Safely operate an overhead crane and jib crane to move material
  • Separate/pick parts from skeletons that are cut on the laser and stack them onto pallets/containers
  • Set up and operate some or all of the following production equipment: Press Brake, Shear, Ironworker, Saw, Spot Welder, and Tumbler (list is not all-inclusive)
  • Use and understand the ERP system for clocking in, logging jobs, claiming parts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to communicate orally or in written form effectively with personnel
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and inspection requirements
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate equipment and hand tools
  • Ability to use and operate measuring equipment including the linear measuring table
  • Certified crane operator, preferred
  • Certified forklift operator, preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory control and manufacturing processes
  • Proficient with mathematical equations

Physical Demands

  • Frequent lifting of 50 lbs.
  • Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, walking, sitting, and standing for 9 hours per day.
  • Must have communicable range of hearing and sight with or without the use of aids.
  • Requires exposure to a typical manufacturing area where 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
  • HSA match
  • Life insurance
  • Paid uniforms
  • Prescription safety glasses reimbursement
  • Short term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Vision insurance
  • Weld helmet allowance

Employer’s Statement

Louis Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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