Laser Operator

Job Listing Details
Date Posted: September 01, 2019
Expiring Date: December 21, 2019
Contact: Blake Martin
Wages: TBA Hourly
Career Requirements

Company Introduction

CIM Metals Inc. is a laser/waterjet cutting company in Burlington serving a wide variety of industries.

Job Introduction - Laser Operator

Our Laser Operator is responsible for controlling the Mitsubishi laser cutter in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The Operator will also assist with area housekeeping, maintenance work, material staging and finished part unloading and sorting. The successful candidate will be a well-organized team player and flexible in his/her role in doing what is best to maintain or increase production throughout.

The Laser Operator must be able to work all shifts including for a regular 40 hour work week, as determined by production needs. Current shifts are as follows (subject to change):

  • Day shift 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Afternoon shift 3:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Daily setup and running of laser cutting programs as outlined by the Laser Production Manager and schedule
  • Adjust laser settings (e.g. alignment, head change, nozzle change, clean lens, change cut speed, etc.) to achieve the highest quality cut parts
  • Stage raw materials for the load and unload the machines and assist in loading/unloading when required to maintain production throughout the plant'
  • Sorting of parts into correct locations/skids
  • Troubleshoot errors and perform minor maintenance of lasers to improve cut quality with minimal lost time and scrap
  • Maintain accurate records of completed programs/jobs, any scrapped parts or issues with laser performance and other records as assigned by Production Manager
  • Check parts with precision measurement equipment (e.g. calipers, micrometer)
  • Monitor gas levels and reports usage to Production Manager

Skills and Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  • 1+ Year experience operating a laser machine that cuts parts out of different types of metals
  • Knowledge of laser software an asset
  • Ability to inspect laser cut parts with inspection equipment such as digital calipers
  • Lift Truck/Tow Motor/Fork Lift experience (including Propane Cylinder Exchange) an asset
  • Experience using overhead cranes (Vacuum lift experience an asset)
  • Excellent Health and Safety record (safety-minded) and up-to-date WHMIS training
  • Excellent attendance record and punctuality
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Experience in an ISO 9001:2008 environment and knowledge of Quality policies and practices an asset

Handling and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent movement (lifting, carrying, bending, turning and pulling) of material
  • Standing for up to 8 hours per day
  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment as per company standards (safety glasses, gloves and steel-toed CSA certified boots)


  • To be determined, commensurate with skill and experience
  • Group health and dental benefits after 9 months




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