Laser Operator

Sycamore, IL Full-time $20.00-$24.00/hour
Hydrofarm LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

As a Laser Operator, you will play a critical role in our manufacturing operations. You will be primarily responsible for operating our tube laser, assisting with the operation of our sheet laser, and learning to use additional equipment such as a shear and press brake. This role demands precision, attention to safety protocols, and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

Full time Position

Starting Pay is $20-26 an hour, based on experience

Shift Monday-Friday:

  • 7am-3:30pm


  • Insurance Benefits after 30 days of employment
  • Paid Holidays after 90 days of employment
  • Two weeks paid vacation accrued within one year


  • Fulfill daily production requirements assigned by work orders or the production manager.
  • Performs work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Work with and handle different materials.
  • Load raw material into the laser’s material loading area.
  • Load programs into the laser and operate the laser.
  • Unload finished product and stack and secure on pallets.
  • Perform measured and visual checks on processed materials based off engineering prints.
  • Place finished pallets in designated areas.
  • Check machinery daily to guarantee functionality and safety.
  • Conduct regular machine assessments throughout the day.
  • Maintain activity logs and or production orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to read a tape measure.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Blueprint and CAD drawings reading experience is a plus.
  • Must be able to stand for extend periods of time.
  • Forklift experience.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Adapt to hot/cold environment, humidity, dust, and noise.


  • Safety Glasses – Company provided - Required while in the shop.
  • Industrial work shoes or boots required while in the shop.
  • Proper PPE must be worn for the job – Company provided.
  • Hearing protection – Company provided/Recommended.
  • Must wear long pants.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

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