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Turret Operator

Mack Hils Metal Fabrication
Moberly, MO, 65270
July 20, 2021


Receives production orders from Scheduler and programs Turret Machine to produce the part. Requires knowledge of programming modes and maintenance of turret machine. Knowledge and use of calipers, measuring tape, steel inventory, grinder, and forklift.

Essential Functions

Receive Job Order from Scheduler.

Use forklift to locate and load raw material (steel) for job orders from inventory.

Load Turret Machine with specific raw material (steel) up to 100 lbs. for the job.

Program machine to produce the part.

Remove steel sheet with produced parts up to 100 pounds from turret machine to skid table.

Punch out parts from steel sheet.

Grind rough edges of parts when necessary.

Stack finished part on skids and/or in boxes to ready for next operation.

Move to next area of production.

Perform maintenance on turret machine from time to time.

Maintenance of Scrap barrels.

Changes out scrap steel barrels for each job

Empty scrap steel barrels onto scrap truck as needed.

Ensure shop cleanliness.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Ability to operate Computer.

Knowledge of steel types (i.e. stainless, cold rolled) and location of these raw materials in inventory.

Ability to read blueprints and job packets.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, MSDS Sheets, blueprints, maintenance instructions, and job procedures.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to operate Forklift.

Ability to operate Grinder and maintain.

General Skill Requirements

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Accepts criticism and feedback; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and unscheduled overtime.

Attendance and Punctuality – Begin work on time; keep absences within guidelines.

Communications – Exhibit good listening and comprehension; keep co-workers informed; use appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation – Maintain effective relations; display a positive outlook and pleasant manner; support and assist co-workers.

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibit ability to learn and apply new skills; requires minimal supervision.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence and ways to improve and promote quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work promptly.

Safety & Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Use equipment and materials properly; reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Education and/or other Requirements

Program training for the Turret Machine

Environmental Factors

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and hazardous chemicals.

Ability to perform duties in extreme heat.

Regularly works near moving mechanical equipment.

The employee often works in confined spaces.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and arms to operate equipment; push, pull and lift objects; talk and hear.

Perform motions including bending, twisting, pushing, pulling.

The employee will regularly be required to lift, push or pull weight and/or carry objects weighing 5 lbs and up to 100 lbs.

Ability to stand for an extended period of time without a significant rest period.

Mental Demands

Ability to inspect products and materials.

Comprehend basic written information or data.

Plan sequence of operations and actions.

Ability to handle stress and fatigue related to tight deadlines.


The following equipment is required in the operations of a Turret Operator:


Turret Machine


Calipers & Tape Measure


Production Parts

Racks, skids, boxes, etc.