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Machine Operator-Laser

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Type: Temp-to-Hire
  • Job #2171

AdvantaStaff is looking to hire a Machine Laser Operator in the East Henrico starting at $20 per hour or based on experience. This is a temp to hire position with benefits including health insurance, paid time off, and more once eligibility requirements are met. This is a great opportunity for candidates with experience operating fabricating machines such as press brakes, laser cutters, and other machinery as required that cut, shape and bend metal plates for the production of an array of products.
Pay: $20.00/hr                                                                                                                                                       
Hours/Schedule: Monday – Friday 6:30am – 2:30pm.


  • Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
  • Positions stops or guides to specified length as indicated by blueprints, scale, rule or template.
  • Maintains fabricating equipment and makes adjustments to prepare equipment for safe and efficient operation.
  • Moves parts and/or work pieces manually, by hoist or forklift and secures parts using clamps, braces, etc. prior to machine operation.
  • Maintains production quantities, efficiencies and quality of parts fabricated.
  • Positive team-based attitude and a willingness to cross train on machinery in the fabrication department.
  • Ability to adhere to company safety expectations and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to read and understand English
  • Capable of performing standard measurements. Ability to read a tape measure, protractor, square (in American measurements).
  • Ability to use other measuring devices.
  • Ability to read drawings and sketches
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Good math skills
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years of previous experience operating heavy production/fabrication machinery.  Level of position will vary depending upon years of experience. 
  • Machinery used includes Forklift, grinder, drill motor, pallet jack, Laser CNC
  • Press brake, Automatic Saw/Band, Robotic Welder, Amada Punch Press, Forklift

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Use hands or fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Lift, pull and push up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Stand and walk on a concrete surface, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and Climb up to 8 feet
  • Work is performed in a loud manufacturing environment
  • Work around fumes or airborne particles, also work with toxic and or caustic chemicals

Position has the following vision requirements:

  • Close vision, ability to distinguish colors and shades of color,  and ability to adjust focus
About Advantastaff
AdvantaStaff is the region’s premier resource for qualified short and long-term staffing for distribution, manufacturing, and light industrial businesses throughout central Virginia. We service the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, and Colonial Heights as well as Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, and Prince George counties.

Call with questions 804-414-1560

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