Cut Off Operator II

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  • Cleveland, OH, USA
  • 2021-03-06

One of our long term manufacturing clients is in need of a Cut Off Operator II. 

Summary:  Perform duties involving the shearing of plate and bar stock materials to specified sizes for further processing operations.


  • Work from bills of material, blueprints, sketches and instructions from supervision.
  • Lay out; determine stock needs and shearing procedures to utilize material with minimal drop loss.
  • Set gauge stops, feed and remove material from shear manually or with crane and shear to size.
  • Direct machine operator in material handling and shearing functions.
  • Perform inspection of sheared pieces to maintain specified quality.
  • Service shear by changing dull or damaged shear blades, oiling, greasing and adjusting equipment.
  • Use forklift equipment and floor controlled overhead crane equipment as necessary to move parts and materials; use care to lift and balance loads properly; operate equipment in a safe manner.
  • Detect and report faulty equipment, defective material, improper operations and unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Use powered shear, hand tools including hammer, wrenches, dividers, calipers, compass, tape measure, straight edge and rule.
  • Exercise proper care in the use of tools, equipment and materials.
  • Detect and report faulty equipment, defective material, improper operations and unusual conditions to supervision.
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly condition.


Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
  • Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.
  • Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Motivation – Measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Initiative – Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics – Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Math – Must have basic knowledge of shop math.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

KNOWLEDGE: Use decimals, fractions and other ordinary arithmetic.  Requires interpretation to adhere to requirements.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEOver 3 and up to 12 months of previous qualifying experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.