Fabrication Machine Operator A

Job Description

Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Business Unit: Low Voltage Products
Requisition Number: 242467
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Grand Prairie
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: No

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services. With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.


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Job Description:

Position Overview

  • Responsible for operating punch, shear and brake machines in the fabrication of custom parts.

  • Job involves typically working indoors, being assigned to any of the different shifts, occasionally lifting heavy materials, wearing common safety equipment (e.g. cut resistant gloves and sleeves, safety shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, etc.) being exposed to loud noises and the possibility of bumps, cuts, and scrapes. 
  • The following are behaviors essential to being successful in this job.
  • Ability to promote and ensure a safe work environment; identifies, communicates, and eliminates hazards encountered during regular course of work.
  • Focused on meeting or exceeding the level of excellence of products, services, and work activities–measured against pre-set standards; able to identify flaws and take corrective action.
  • Willingly assists others by offering guidance, sharing knowledge, teaching skills, or directly performing a task in order to help out. Puts team objectives ahead of personal interests.
  • Willingly accepts organizational changes and responds to changes with appropriate urgency and actions. Reacts to anger, frustration, and disappointment constructively (i.e. finding humor in situations; finding solutions to problems, using relaxation techniques; etc.).  
  • Ability to think in three dimension; being able to mentally generate, rotate, and transform visual images.
  • Ability to group different types of shapes together based on form, size, depth, etc.    


  • Sets up, programs, tests, and adjusts machines to shear, pierce, extrude, bend, and/or shape material according to specifications.

  • Shears bus and steel with the use of shear machines.

  • Processes work orders in adherence to the production schedule or expedited orders.

  • Reads and interprets blue prints to produce desired parts.

  • Installs, exchanges, aligns, and locks specified punches, dies, or other fixtures on machines as applicable.

  • Interfaces industrial robot (if applicable) for picking and placing materials on a conveyor or other specified device.

  • Loads, positions, and secures materials against fixtures, clamps, or stops on machines.

  • Observes equipment operations and resolves problems with the machine operator control.

  • Inspects completed workpieces for defects (e.g. jagged edges or marred surfaces).

  • Measures completed workpieces (with the use of squares, tape measure, calipers, etc.) to verify conformance with specifications.

  • Marks parts with identifying information.

  • Neatly stacks fabricated parts on carts, conveyors, or any other specified devices.

  • Properly discards scrap and/or defected materials that are not serviceable.

  • Initiates scrap tickets to generate part replacement orders. 

  • Works with Material Handlers to ensure the material for each job is available (e.g. copper, aluminum, cold rolled steel, etc.)

  • Cleans and maintains machines, equipment, and work area to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions.

  • Class D Operators must be able to perform or assist maintenance in performing necessary repairs to equipment. 

  • Performs other work as directed by Supervision.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • CNC Programming  preferred

  • Basic shop math

  • Basic computer skills , and use of basic mechanical/measuring tools

  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and comprehend the English language

  • Must be able to work standing for the duration of the shift

  • Must be able to reach, grasp, lift 75 lbs , and push/pull/slide heavy material 

  • Must be able to make coordinated movements of the hands and arms to grasp and move objects.

  • Must be able to stoop, bend, squat, crawl, and climb



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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