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Operator Trainee

Department: Production
Location: Ontario, CA

***Complete application to be considered***

This is an entry-level role that offers a lot of room for growth. Learn how to operate cutting, folding, mailing, and press machines while earning competitive pay and working with a team that values you and treats you like family!

Job Summary

Learn how to operate fabrication equipment. Implement the Production Fulfillment Process steps related to the fabrication of parts according to work order and customer requirements using various fabrication equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Learn to operate various fabrication equipment:

  • Load, operate and manufacture a variety of parts using various manufacturing equipment to make custom parts according to customer orders and instructions written on Work Orders and blue prints
  • Complete work order paperwork
  • Perform in-process inspection according to standard procedures
  • Maintain count and perform packaging duties as required
  • Participate in cross training activities to become knowledgeable of equipment/process within the department
  • Perform routine daily machine maintenance including cleaning up and lubrication
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area

Provide guidance, feedback and positive behavior modeling The Gund Company culture of care:

  • Determine if tools are undamaged and in safe condition for use
  • Make suggestions to improve production and order processing efficiency
  • Assist with training other team members
  • Follow safety rules and quality standards
  • Model ethical and moral behavior consistent with the values and ideals supported by The Gund Company

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Perform work independently with minimal defects
  • Communicate with supervisor on work order priority
  • Open to change due to emergency orders or fabrication of parts
  • Very good math skills
  • Ability to understand drawing and blue prints
  • Ability to use basic measuring instruments
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed

Education and Experience

  • A High School Diploma or GED with prior hands on, vocational or job-related course work/training, or any similar combination of education and experience is required.      
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing industry is preferred.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is may be required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment is typical of most shop environments; not climate controlled and subject to outdoor weather conditions. Team members are exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting.

  • Frequent exposure to fumes/dust particles; may require use of respirators or other types of PPE.
  • May come in contact with toxic or caustic chemicals.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Sample Titles: Utility Operator I, CNC Operator I

Sample Equipment: Table Saw, Chop Saw, Radial Arm Saw, Manual Router, Disc Sander, Band/Cut-Off Saw, Panel Saw, Punch Press, Shear, VARTM, Autoclave, Slitting, Press Brake, Robodrill, Haas.

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