Bastian Solutions Waterjet Operator in St. Louis, Missouri

Waterjet Operator

  • St. Louis , MO, USA

  • Full Time

  • Robotics

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A Waterjet/Press Break operator for Bastian Robotics will be responsible for cutting and bending parts to correct tolerances and dimensions as called out on Bastian Robotic prints. Subsequent emphasis will be on general fabrication of parts when necessary, welding of parts when necessary, and assembly of equipment when needed.

Superior Performance Objectives:

  • Show top notch craftsmanship in all aspects of job.

  • Work well with other Bastian Robotic team members.

  • Strive for ongoing self-improvement through additional training.

  • Emphasis on producing high quality parts

  • Ensure tasks are executed in the most effective manner in regards to time, cost and function

  • Take direction from Manufacturing Manager and Foreman

  • Maintain low waste with high efficiency nesting

  • Maintain and communicate scheduling of parts completion with Manufacturing Manager and Foremen

  • Preform weekly maintenance to minimize machine downtime

  • Perform training when necessary to backup operators


  • High School education

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and develop finished product from these plans.

  • Minimum 2-5 years' experience in waterjet/press break operation

  • Positive attitude, able to handle tense situations that arise

  • Team player, able to take direction.

  • Owns own hand tools to perform fabrication tasks

  • General knowledge of fluid power systems (pneumatics, hydraulics) as well as electrical wiring.

  • Willingness to train possible future welders

  • Drivers' license and dependable transportation

  • Availability to work Overtime or possible Saturdays if schedule dictates

General Job Description:

  • Ability to build high quality parts from blueprints and raw steel

  • Works from sketches/drawings to produce parts from sheetmetal, plate and bar stock

  • Help with or lead in-house waterjet/press break training

  • Help wherever needed in other facets of shop – fabrication, prep and paint, assembly (both mechanical and electrical)

  • Repair and maintain production equipment and facilities as required

  • Set a positive example for junior operators

  • Be a team player and contributor in our plant

  • Keep work space in a neat and organized order

  • Show mutual respect for coworkers

  • Show up to work every day on time

  • Maintain a positive attitude


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