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CNC Laser Programmer and Operator (1st Shift)

Open position: CNC Laser Programmer and Operator (1st shift)


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Part Fabrication Department Supervisor, this position primarily programs, operates and maintains the automated laser cutting work cell.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produces laser cut parts by programming, setting-up and operating the CNC laser.
  • Interprets technical drawings and blueprints and programs/sets machine up accordingly.
  • Sets up based on material type and thickness; loads programs; sets machine parameters to ensure optimal performance.
  • Performs test runs and makes adjustments until the resulting product meets blueprint specifications.
  • Performs daily cleaning and inspection of the machine.
  • Establishes proper stop location, adjusts laser beam focal point as indicated.
  • Creates and edits laser cut files from CAD drawings; prepares, lays out and arranges parts from the cut files in the laser software for optimal cutting speeds and yields.
  • Uses computer software to model cutting paths and programs machine accordingly; adjusts cutting paths or settings to optimize production while maintaining quality.
  • Reviews and edits existing programs to improve machine productivity.
  • Runs production to meet production requirements.
  • Maintains consistent and on-going communication with operations management to stay current on production workload priorities.
  • Performs quality and conformance tests to ensure products meet design specifications.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems with laser cutting, automation and programming as they arise.
  • Performs prescribed preventative maintenance as required.
  • Adheres to and supports 5S 1.
  • Adheres to and supports ISO 9001:2015 standards.
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • For safety, performance and productivity must be able to read, write, and speak English and be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Proficiency to read and interpret CAD drawings and blue prints.
  • Ability to program according to production requirements.
  • CNC experience preferred.
  • Strong math skills and problem solving abilities.
  • Proficiency with PC in a Windows environment.
  • Ability to learn Bystronic specific laser control and programming software.
  • Must have strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet production schedules.
  • Skilled at troubleshooting and resolving mechanical, programming or logistical problems that arise.
  • Ability to attain and retain forklift licensure.
  • Ability to work independently, closely follow directions and make decisions to ensure continual production.
  • Ability and availability to work any shift and required overtime, which may include longer shifts and/or additional shifts in the workweek.


The physical demands outlined in this job description must be met by the employee to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@yetterco.com or apply online.


If applying my mail, send application materials to:
Yetter Manufacturing   
Attn: Human Resources
PO BOX 358
Colchester, IL 62326

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