Hand Forge Saw Operator in Santa Ana, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Santa Ana, CA
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  • Duration:
    12 weeks
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  • Pay Rate
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:    The Saw Operator measures and cuts slabs to final customer size requirement using band saws, amada saws, and friggi saws. Friggi saws require some basic programming/computer skills.


  • Complete startup equipment inspection.
  • Cut large slabs to final size.
  • Cut test pieces from within slabs.
  • Perform in-process inspection to verify slab will yield the required number of pieces.
  • Square the slab using a straight edge.
  • Measure & scribe the outline of the individual pieces.
  • Measure & cut tapered/contoured parts, parts per template shape, and bent parts.
  • Drill & tap lifting holes into parts.
  • Replace saw blade as needed.
  • Adjust saw settings and bearings as required for production.
  • Position parts on the saw bed for both manual and mechanical (hoisted) removal.
  • Operate air-powered hoist when rotating or removing heavy parts from saw table.
  • Will operate forklift and/or dolly to move products.
  • Assure quality and production requirements are met, as per the job-specific travelers.
  • Report discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Must be able to speak/read/write English.
  • Must be willing to work in different departments.
  • Participate in LEAN manufacturing and SPC activities as required.
  • Participate in total quality management projects to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Analyze opportunities for improving the efficiency and cost savings.
  • Ensure adherence to APP’s policies and procedures, including our code of conduct and ethics policy, product safety, employee safety and cultural beliefs.
  • Ensure adherence to all process specifications.
  • Support the Plant quality system goals / improvements & productivity goals / improvements within the scope of the job.


Education and/or Experience

  • 1-2 years of High School.
  • Able to understand instructions and safety procedures.
  • Pass Written and Practical Test
  • In compliance with ITAR regulations, must be a US Citizen or US Person (U.S. Person = a natural person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)).


  • Basic English (reading, writing, verbal and comprehend).
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, and other personnel.
  • Basic math and measuring.
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Should be able to work in any shift.
  • Must be able to work occasional overtime to meet operational deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to work in a demanding fast paced environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, walk, as well as talk and hear.
  • Will frequently manipulate parts weighing up to 30 lbs. and move more than 30 lbs. with the aid of material handling equipment and/or assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.
  • Requires manual dexterity and continued use of both hands, use of hand tools, power tools and related equipment.
  • Position requires hand-to-part force as necessary to stabilize part(s) during cutting or machining process.
  • Capable of repetitive reaching, twisting and bending.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Exposure to sharp aluminum shavings and burr chips.
  • Employee is occasionally exposed to moving forklifts, working plant machinery and power tools.
  • Work environment is indoors in an office and/or on the shop floor at an industrial manufacturing plant.
  • Temperature in work area can exceed 90F throughout the work year. 
  • Noise level in the work environment usually varies from moderate to high.

Please note this job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer