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Waterjet Operator


Waterjet Operator

The Waterjet Operator reports directly to the Fabrication Supervisor

Responsibilities & Duties:

(Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following):

The Waterjet Operator is responsible for the safe, efficient and accurate cutting or bending of product through the assigned machine/process in the fabrication department.


  • Consistently meet all specifications and standards in production.
  • Perform visual inspections to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications.


  • Ensure work is performed safely and efficiently, with minimal waste.
  • Meet the productivity standards as established in the shop.
  • Responsible for assisting in meeting all production schedules and deadlines.
  • Work with the supervisor to resolve any technical, productivity, safety or schedule problems.

General Duties:

  • Perform general shop duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Operate machinery and use tools safely.
  • Report broken or damaged machinery promptly.
  • Review work instruction, procedures and checklists and ensure materials and equipment needed for production are ready and the work area is prepared.
  • Assist in any work area and aid other team members when assigned.
  • Clean work areas as required.
  • Perform  Operator maintenance on equipment and keep records.
  • Wear and use appropriate safety equipment.
  • Ensure all training certificates are current.


  • Travel as required.
  • Adhere to all environmental, health and safety regulations and follow the environmental and quality management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous experience working in a high-volume production facility.
  • Experience reading blueprints.
  • Experience operating one or more of the following: Shear, laser, water jet or brake to quality standards and guidelines. 
  • Experience using power tools

Education/ Professional Certification:

  • High School Diploma
  • Must have, or be eligible for, all current applicable training certifications.
  • Post secondary diploma in Manufacturing Technology preferred


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to use measuring tools
  • Math skills
  • Ability to work well with others


While we thank all those who apply, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

DEW is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

DEW strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, DEW will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact our Human Resources. For assistance in applying for positions in Ottawa email and in Miramichi email


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