For Graepel North America Inc., we are currently seeking:

CNC Laser Operator

CNC Laser Operator 


The Laser Operator will primarily be involved with the setup and operation of a CNC laser for metal fabrication. 



Reasonable Accommodations Statement 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statements 

  • Ability to setup and operate CNC laser machine 
  • Knowledge and hands-on operation of CNC laser for metal fabrication including program retrieval, proper gases, proper nozzles, lenses, etc.
  • Implementation and utilization of LEAN manufacturing technique.
  • Setup of complex hydraulic presses and dies to produce specific Graepel parts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of metal fabrication process and concepts.
  • Training and teaching new employees with the specific know how of Graepel products and technologies.  
  • Provide routine maintenance and minor repairs to CNC laser machine. 
  • Work with process improvement teams, plan and implement process flow, cost reduction and facility improvements. 
  • Setup metal fabrication machinery and other production necessities to produce "0 defect" parts.
  • Supervise and execute the production quality and quality planning tasks (e.g.  Initial sample inspections reports, defect analysis).
  • Check accuracy of work using blueprints and precision measuring tools. 
  • Work a regular schedule determined by supervisory management 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.





  • High School Degree or equivalent and/or related experience required.
  • Associates Degree from an accredited Quality Assurance program preferred.


  • Ability to use Direct read measuring devices required.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing skills preferred 
  • Ability to coordinate 3 Dimensional Coordinate Measuring and 2 Dimensional CAD experience preferred. 
  • Previous experience in manufacturing engineering, fabrication management and/or operations of low and mid-sized volume metal fabrication preferred.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and obtain certification.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and/or independently.
  • Ability to train inexperienced co-workers.

Computer Skills:

  • Experience using MS Office Suite, 3D Modeling CAD software preferred


Physical Demands
StandF (Frequently)
WalkF (Frequently)
SitO (Occasionally)
Handling/FingeringC (Constantly)
Reach OutwardF (Frequently)
Reach Above ShoulderF (Frequently)
ClimbO (Occasionally)
CrawlO (Occasionally)
Squat or KneelF (Frequently)
BendF (Frequently)
10 lbs or lessC (Constantly)
11-20 lbsC (Constantly)
21-50 lbsF (Frequently)
51-100 lbsO (Occasionally)
Over 100 lbsO (Occasionally)
12 lbs or lessC (Constantly)
13-25 lbsC (Constantly)
26-40 lbsF (Frequently)
41-100 lbsO (Occasionally)
N (Not Applicable)Activity is not applicable to this position
O (Occasionally)Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently)Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)
C (Constantly)Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)



Other Physical Requirements

  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
  • Sense of Sounds (Communication with personnel, ability to listen to machinery to make adjustments)
  • Sense of Touch (Use of hands to carry and move material)
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Ear protection, steel toed boots, etc)



The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.



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The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.  This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.


Qualified candidates may send their CV or resume to please indicate on the subject line the position in which you are applying.

Your contact:
Joe Cole
Tel.: +1 402 861-1817

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