Shear Operator

Waite Specialty Machine is seeking an experienced shear operator to join our team.

Job Functions:

  • To shear material (steel & aluminum) to exact size stated on print (or cut list), check the quality of part being sheared, and to cut amount of parts stated on work order.
  • Examine completed materials for defects and conformance to established specifications.
  • Organize work area and complete jobs per schedule.
  • Must be able to move and lift material up to 50 lbs. manually and move heavier parts with assistance from cranes & forklifts.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, and do simple math.
  • Must wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the job.
  • Load materials, start machines, and monitor their operations to ensure timely and accurate task completion.
  • Responsible for daily / weekly / monthly maintenance tasks and keeping machine in good running and operating condition.
  • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair to proper supervisor.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at times and prioritize to get them done efficiently.  Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. 
  • Critical deadlines require adaptability.  Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays & holidays.


  • Excellent Attendance and Good Housekeeping are a must.
  • Honesty and Dependability are also a must.
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities independent of direct supervision; work alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.

Experience:   1 year or more (preferred), but will train the right applicant.

Work Schedule:   7:00 am to 3:30 pm … Monday through Friday
                                   (Overtime as required due to work loads.)

Wage is $15-$16 per hour depending on experience

Medical and dental insurance
IRA retirement
Paid holidays

Education: high school or equivalent

Fill out and submit an application at 1160 Industrial Way.

Contact (360)577-0777 for details of this position.

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