Header Operator

Lisi Aerospace Torrance, CA

The Manufacturing Header Operator individual sets up and operates header machines for the manufacture of all types of bolt parts in accordance with established shop practices. Performs work operations under supervision.


Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation for disabilities may be made for one or more of the following:

* Sets up and operates automatic machines to produce machined parts according to blueprints, specifications and/or special instructions.

* Starts and operates machine operation to detect out-of-tolerance machining and adjust controls or control media as required.

* Sets up and operates machine on trial run to check accuracy of machine settings or programmed control data.

* Productivity needs to be maintained at performance standards associated with daily, weekly and monthly KPI’s.

* Checks parts for conformance to specifications using micrometers, calipers and gauges and perform SPC

* Recognizes and remedies minor machine malfunctioning or cutting action of tools. Major discrepancies are reported to supervisor.

* Complete rebuilding of precision machine tools and equipment.

* Provide necessary information to Manufacturing team, Engineering Team or others to document procedures and drawings.

* Identifies, disassembles and determines corrective action required to repair work or broken parts.

* Checks tooling and reworks as needed to keep machine running.

* Lays out parts for successive and continuous machining operations.

* Works directly with all levels in the organization including, management/supervision on continuous improvement efforts regarding machines, components and manufacturing systems.

* Understands specifications from general description and draws rough sketch of part of product to be fabricated.

* Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards, by following blueprints or work instructions.

* Reads blueprint or job order for product specification such as dimensions, tolerance, number or parts to be checked.

* Performs record keeping, data entry, housekeeping, and follows all safety regulations.

* Adheres to all company Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, practices, and procedures.

* All employees are responsible for complying with the rules and regulations set forth by Federal, Local, and State government, LISI Aerospace, and HSE Procedures.

* All employees are responsible for attending all training provided and for adhering to all HSE procedures, policies, and plans, conforming to reporting requirements, and safe operating procedures at all times.

* All employees are required to bring any known or suspected nonconformance for all company procedures or legal requirements to management’s attention immediately.

* Continually seek opportunities to improve our HSE performance by establishing objectives and targets, measuring progress, and reporting our results.

* Works under recommended waste elimination initiatives specifically related to the manufacturing production function such as recycling opportunities to elimination or minimize production waste.

* Performs a variety of other related duties as assigned.

Ways of working, Experience, and Behaviors

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; understands the work flows and procedures.

* Technical Skills – Understands and has working knowledge of the tool crib process, procedures and function; use and understand basic computer entry and processing skills. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other specifications and use hand tools.

* Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens intently to others and seeks clarification; Provides clear and pleasant responses to inquires regardless of the situation;

* Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Places success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives;

* Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions;

* Cost Consciousness - Works within directions of the department’s resources.

* Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

* Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities of self and others; Uses time efficiently; Plans for resources in a creative way only adding cost as absolutely necessary; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

* Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

May assist in the technical coaching of trainees &/or operators.


Education and/or Experience

* High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

* Working experience of manufacturing environment procedures

* A minimum of 2 years related industrial machine shop experience in operation equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees of the organization

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Knowledge of basic shop math. Ability to calculate in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units and weight measurement, volume, and distance

Reasoning Ability

Ability to comprehend detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer skills and departmental applications: SPC & Shop Floor System.

Certificates, licenses, registrations

* Evidence of “US person” is required under ITAR


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 frequently required to stand for extended periods of time and walk; requires eye-hand coordination, use hands hand movement and manual dexterity use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, listen and speak. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up bend, reach to shoulder level and lift, carrying, pushing and/or pulling to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus). Specific hearing levels within normal/average range.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Safety and Environmental

The responsibilities of the position include compliance with company and governmental safety, environmental and hazardous materials regulations and procedures. Employee will be required to wear personal safety equipment such as safety glasses, hearing protection, or proper footwear PPE in specified areas.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.