• Farwest
  • Renton, WA
  • Construction
  • Full-Time
  • 16213 SE 178th Pl

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Equipment Operator (HD Plasma) - Renton

Shift: Swing Shift

Join our team! Farwest Steel delivers quality metal solutions!

Purpose of Position: To operate a High Definition Plasma table at maximum machine efficiency, generating highest part quality and performing general machine preventative maintenance based on safety and best practices in the steel service industry.

Major Duties:

  • Work as a key member of an efficient production team and produce parts accurately and in an efficient manner and follow any specific position protocols.
  • Positively communicate with crane operators, machine operators, and parts processors to facilitate production and minimize downtime. Work with crane operators to maximize throughput in the warehouse.
  • Review work instructions and verify consistency between batch ticket, and material, second size, part numbers, revision, process, material thickness/ grade.
  • Confirm order requirements are met, including the proper selection of job priority, material, gas flows, speed, and program loading..
  • Verify Heat number with certification and follow certification procedure
  • Participate in ensuring a safe work environment through best practices including promoting of company safety policies, OSHA guidelines, maintenance of a 5S workstation.
  • Perform a first article inspection for thickness, measurements, and cut quality on each line item.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by ensuring parts meet quality expectations of machine manufacturer and customer.
  • Accurately fill out paper paperwork.
  • Mark remnants for re-stocking, add color code, heat number, thickness, and REM number.
  • Consistently look to reduce operational cost: maximum material usage, maximize machine on time, maximize practical usage, protect equipment, observe and enforce safety protocols
  • Cross train on other equipment to allow flexibility to Farwest.
  • Clean equipment and work area after use each day.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED optional
  • Warehouse training or prior experience preferred
  • Ability to read and write in English and to follow written instructions and record work activities performed.
  • Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations, understand written and oral instruction
  • Farwest Steel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace.

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug and background screening.

    Work Opportunity Tax Credit
    Farwest Steel Corporation & Affiliates participate in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program. ADP Tax Credits administers this program on our behalf. It is vital that you follow the steps listed below in order for the tax credits to be processed. We appreciate your cooperation.

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  • *ADP will contact WOTC-eligible new hires via email or text to request proof of age or address documentation, when needed.


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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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