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Plasma Operator

Lenco Armored Vehicles

Job Summary:

The Plasma Operator is responsible for the setup, operation and tending of the (CNC) Plasma Table and supporting equipment. He/she produces parts created using the plasma table while maintaining quality and safety standards.


  • Receive processing direction and nesting table from Engineering and Supervisor
  • Set up and operate plasma table to cut parts used in the creation of vehicles
  • Identify and verify proper gauge and type of steel to be cut
  • Load table by lifting steel into position using crane and various other lifting devices
  • Maintain specifications by observing plasma table cutting, detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes, adjusting and reprogramming controls
  • Replace worn consumables adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Examine cuts visually or by hand to verify quality and accuracy
  • Grind edges of material using a pneumatic grinder
  • Monitor instruments such as pressure gauges, indicators or meters to ensure optimum processing conditions
  • Maintain continuity by communicating and documenting actions, irregularities and ongoing need
  • Maintain all documentation including time sheets, and nest reports
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements following manufacturer’s instructions, trouble shoot malfunctions and inform supervisor of problems and malfunctions that occur
  • Remove debris from machine by running slagger
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area
  • Identify abnormalities and repairs required as result of internal actions and advise the supervisor accordingly
  • Identify areas of process improvement, cost and waste reduction
  • Work in an efficient and timely manner
  • Undertake relevant training and development as required
  • Carry out work orders within a realistic time line ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships, and demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population
  • Record all hours worked accurately


  • Receive, check in and unload materials
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Adhere to and carry out existing work practices, procedures and policies
  • Maintain confidentiality and observe data protection and associated guidelines where appropriate
  • Understand and comply with safety and environmental policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Parts and Engineering Department Managers, Operations Manager and stock room


  • Manufacturing experience
  • Forklift experience


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent


  • Forklift operation certification
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Alertness a must
  • Take and understand measurements
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability to maintain focus
  • Meet deadlines
  • Trouble shooting skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Basic math skills required (add, subtract, divide and multiply)
  • Read and interpret nest prints
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Follow safety and materials policies and procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate


  • Sheet Thickness Gauge
  • Fork lift
  • Various hand tool
  • Computer
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Vacuum Lift
  • Crane with various attachments
  • Measuring devices
  • Pallet jack


  • Must be able to pass physical exam
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 70 lbs.
  • Ability to exert maximum force to pull and carry objects
  • Must be able to climb into, onto and under vehicle
  • Ability to frequently lift without restriction
  • Extended periods of standing, bending, squatting and kneeling
  • Vision a minimum 20/40 with or without corrective lenses
  • Good hearing


  • Lenco Industries supports and complies with all Federal and State Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) requirements. All employees are required to comply with and participate in all Lenco Industries’ SHE programs. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Working safely is a precondition of employment.


  • Heated and well-ventilated factory with bright lighting and epoxied floors.
  • Work T-shirts provided every 6 months.
  • Team Environment with periodic company luncheons and celebratory functions.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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