Laser Operator

480 Hercules Dr, Colchester, VT 05446, USA Req #72
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Critical Process Systems Group (CPS) is a group of manufacturing and design companies providing innovative product solutions to the semiconductor, life science, chemical processing, gas systems, wastewater, mining, power generation and other industries. We provide a broad range of products & services including liquid, chemical, and gas storage, blending, and delivery control, pre-fabricated high purity process utility modules, corrosive fume exhaust duct, and airflow control devices. With the breadth of our product offerings and engineering capabilities we can offer broad turnkey solutions or targeted niche products depending on our customer’s needs and desires.
This position is with our company Fab-Tech, which manufactures PermaShield Pipe (PSP®), a revolutionary hybrid fluoropolymer coated stainless steel duct system recognized worldwide as the premier solution for corrosive and hazardous fume exhaust needs. PermaShield Pipe is a fully engineered, modular fume exhaust system that combines the reliability of stainless steel with the superior corrosion resistance of Fab-Tech's proprietary PermaShield Fluoropolymer Barrier Coating. PSP carries a highly regarded FM4922 approval as well.


A mid-level position in a production environment with some experience required.  In this area, you’ll be required to: operate/set-up the laser, perform some inventory control duties, paperwork verification, label parts, coiling/shearing raw material, 5S and safety.



Under close supervision you’ll be introduced to a series of duties and responsibilities with increasing complexity to include, but not limited to the following:

·         Machine operation from set-up to shut down

·         Weekly clean-up duties and daily tool board checklists

·         Maintaining accuracy of parts and tooling maintenance

·         Inventory control, perform cycle counting of steel (sheet, coil and structural)

·         Scrap utilization and disposal

·         Troubleshooting equipment

·         Identify opportunities for process improvement

·         General housekeeping

·         Pre and post verification of all parts

·         Create a coil list after pre-verification

·         Legible marking of all parts

·         Learn all aspects of the Cut to length line “CTL” and shear

·         Perform various other assignments per lead person or supervisor direction

·         Comply with established production philosophies designed to increase production, safety and/or quality; e.g., Lean Manufacturing, 5s and TWI methodologies




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Strong mechanical ability
  • Knowledge of sheet metal layout (proper fittings), surface grinding and metallurgy.
  • Forklift certification (license)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and safety
  • Willingness to learn the more complex aspects of the Laser operation
  • Willingness to work in other areas as needed
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities

·       Comply with health, safety, (including OSHA), and environmental procedures, and ensure the cleanliness of the area.


Minimum Education, Certifications, and Qualifications

Three or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written technical procedures and cut sheets as well as follow verbal instruction
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical skills to include decimals, fractions, and conversions
  • Measurement skills to include tape measure, sheet metal gauge, and dial calipers
  • Ability to identify problems, collect information, establish facts, and suggest solutions


Critical Process System Group offers competitive compensation and a complete benefits package that includes medical (individual and family premiums shared between employer and employee), dental and vision coverage, HSA, Day Care reimbursement, matching 401(k), life insurance, disability, holiday and paid time off.
If you are looking for a future with a company known for its inventiveness and passion for progress, look no further...... your career is right here!

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 480 Hercules Dr, Colchester, VT 05446, USA