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Saw Operator (Weekend Shift)

Company: Delkor Systems, Inc.
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Saw Operator works collaboratively with the Advanced Machining Center staff to successfully provide support in 5S initiatives, raw material storage and work order management.

The Saw Operator I job description is intended to point out major duties and authorities within the position, but it is not limited to these items.


  • 5S Support:
  • Receive, organize, put away, and monitor raw materials
  • Organize cut and raw materials
  • Monitor drops (scrap materials) for use on other jobs
  • Perform daily cycle count of raw material to ensure inventory control standards are met
  • General housekeeping as needed
  • Process paperwork when requested
  • Saw support:
    • Select the correct raw material and cut it to correct size using the engineering drawing and best machine practices
    • Operate the band saw, table saw and cold saw, along with buffers and grinders
    • Receive raw material and enter inventory transactions
    • Daily removal of garbage.
    • Clean work area and shop floor as needed but completely at the end of the shift.
    • Perform other tasks or duties as assigned.


      Education and Experience

      • Minimum of one year of experience in a machine shop, preferred.
      • Experience as a Shop Assistant in a job shop environment, preferred.
      • Experience using various types of pneumatic and electrical tools including air tools, grinders, band saw, sanders, buffers, lifting & moving devices (forklift, pallet jack), saws and drills, preferred.

        Technical Skills and Competencies

        • Knowledgeable about the basic parts of machine shop saws.
        • Able to perform basic math calculations and able to read a tape measure and a digital caliper.
        • Able to read, understand, and analyze engineering drawings a plus.
        • Able to troubleshoot and problem solve issues related to sawing, buffing and grinding a plus.
        • Able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.

          Interpersonal Communication:

          • Communicates clearly and effectively to give and receive information through verbal and/or non-verbal to individuals and groups, internally and externally, to exchange ideas and convey detailed information accurately.
          • Works well with a variety of people and personalities, and with other Delkor departments.
          • Works collaboratively, as a team member, to suggest ideas and resolve issues in a positive manner.

            Work Ethic:

            • Well organized with attention to details.
            • Committed to meeting deadlines.
            • Self-motivated and able to work independently and accurately with minimal supervision.
            • Able to maintain a positive workplace environment, even when encountering challenging situations.
            • Understands the need to work productively, making good use of his or her time.

              Physical Requirements

              • Stand or walk for the majority of a workday to interact with other employees and perform job functions.
              • Communicate effectively to give and receive detailed information through verbal communication in person or using the telephone; exchange ideas and convey detailed information accurately to co-workers, supervisors, vendors and others inside and outside the company.
              • Apply physical mobility (reaching, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, and arm and leg extension) to perform all assembly production activities.
              • Possess extensive arm and hand mobility and strength to lift, hold, reach, carry, push and pull parts. Also, able to move parts, tools, equipment and materials in and out of vehicles.
              • Regularly lift 40 pounds; occasionally lift up to 75 pounds with assistance.
              • See and judge distances and space relationships to successfully complete detailed activities to fine tolerances, including reading spreadsheets, drawings, and other documents.

                Work Environment

                • A majority of job duties are performed on the production floor in the Advanced Machining Center with exposure to tools, dirt, dust, chemicals, metals and plastics, varying temperatures, construction noises and odors from production processes.

                  Tools and Equipment

                  • Operate all hand tools and all pneumatic and air tools typically found in a machine shop.
                  • Operate band, table and cold saws with accuracy.
                  • Use general office equipment such as computer, printer, telephone, copiers, e-mail, calculator and other such equipment.

                    EEO Policy Statement

                    • Delkor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Delkor Systems, Inc., St. Paul , Saw Operator (Weekend Shift), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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