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Robot Operator

SUMMARY: Operate, direct, and oversee the manufacturing process of grating to ensure the proper spacing and piece size as defined by the job traveler or instructions. This process will include working with several others as part of a team and will require the ability to coordinate, communicate, and work well with others. Work is reviewed by a supervisor to ensure quality and accuracy.

This job description does not describe all activities, duties, responsibilities or physical demands that are required of the employee for this job. Likewise, the work environment described is merely representative. Duties, responsibilities, activities, physical demands and work environment may change at any time, with or without notice. 


Responsible for the operation of and communication to the team regarding necessary changes to set-up and programming of the robotic welder. 

Maintain and follow all Ohio Gratings safety rules and procedures. 

Responsible for the adjustment and loading of material into fixtures, unload the grating panels / welded products and finish hand welding / grinding as required to meet or exceed productivity and quality expectations. 

Assembles work and assists production lines, assist with setups and changeovers. 

Communicate effectively with and work well with others, including, but not limited to, during shift changes.

Follow all operating procedures, process instructions, and safety procedures.

Accurately complete necessary paperwork, including time cards, job travelers and material/bundle tags. 

Keep personal and common work areas clean and organized.

Recognize and immediately report to supervision all quality issues.

Perform other duties and cross train as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION, WORK EXPERIENCE AND PROFICIENCIES:  A High School diploma or equivalent is required.  The candidate must have the ability to safely operate overhead cranes, forklifts, and various hand and power tools. The candidate must also be able to read and understand standard and metric measures and be able to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide by 10s and 100s without the use of a calculator. Candidates with two or more years’ of prior manufacturing experience with a steel or aluminum manufacturer are preferred. Knowledge of welding 101, welding symbols and experience using filet weld gauges, and the ability to conduct visual weld inspections to indentify faulty welds. Prior MIG welding experience preferred. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee engages in repetitive movement tasks that require the employee to stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach, grasp, push and pull grating material of various size and weights for long periods of time.  The employee will regularly lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 75 pounds. Such tasks must be undertaken using proper lifting techniques and may be performed with help from another employee and/or other available resources (e.g. lifting or moving equipment).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  While performing the essential duties of this job the employee is regularly working on the production floor.  The work environment requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  The employee will experience exposure to noise, dust, heat and cold on a regular basis and is exposed to machine and tool hazards that require care and attention to safety rules and standards.

EEO STATEMENT:  OGI is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic or status protected under local, state, or federal laws.