2nd Shift Machine Operator (Burn Table, Press Break, Beamcut)

Job ID
Posted Date
3 months ago(1/4/2023 1:31 PM)
Steel America
Regular Full-Time


Steel America is looking to hire a Machinery Operator in our Fabriaction Department on 2nd shift.

Shift time is 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM.


This is full time work in our Norfolk, VA headquarters.


  • Maintain specifications by observing, and cutting, including; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Set up, operate and maintain one or more of the following: burning machine, beam cutter, press brake, plate roller.
  • Select and setup tooling.
  • Bend/Form/cut parts and inspect to blue prints.
  • Operation of CNC / programmable machines in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operation of non-computerized track burning machine in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to select correct burning tips and/or gasses and pressure to complete the job effectively.
  • Ability to read and understand work orders and fill out correctly.
  • Operation of plasma or flame-cutting torches when required.
  • Load/unloads material from machine.
  • Effectively use all tools associated with performing duties including reading tape measures, calipers, etc.
  • Operation of all equipment needed in workstation such as overhead and wall cranes, hand torches, etc..
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.
  • Maintain equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Document actions by completing production and quality logs.
  • Read work instructions to determine material to pull for job and locate the particular material in the warehouse.
  • Input necessary data for operation and material optimization.
  • Enter proper program into computer for machine specifications.
  • Inspect and measure work pieces to specifications, using squares, rulers, and measuring tapes to ensure the quality of parts.
  • Provide factual and timely information on all aspects and status of assigned jobs.
  • Perform other related duties and special projects as designed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years’ experience on one or more of the following: burning tables, plate rollers, press brakes, beam cutter.
  • Knowledge of specific speeds, fuel settings, tips and plasma consumables required to cut various thickness’ of steel.
  • Previous experience operating Plate Burning Machines (Plasma or Oxy-Fuel) / beam cutter / press brake / plate roller in a steel service center or fabrication environment.
  • Prior experience with CNC / CAD programming, making cut files and nesting parts.
  • Ability to tactfully deal with customers, coworkers & vendors as necessary.
  • Must be able to read blueprints or drawings.
  • Must be a steady, reliable worker
  • Requires basic levels of mathematical, reading, writing and communication skills necessary to successfully accomplish the job description, skills and ability requirements as outlined above.
  • Requires visual acuity necessary and appropriate to perform all job duties and requirements as listed.
  • Requires auditory acuity capable of hearing a forklift back-up alarm, moving vehicle horns, or other safety alarms and warning signals.
  • Able to work all shifts, overtime and weekends

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.
Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations 
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more


All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.
Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry


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