CNC Plasma Table Operator

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Website Ranco Fertiservice inc.

Manufacture of material handling and blending equipment.

CNC Plasma Table Operator.

Ranco Fertiservice, Inc. is a leading employee-owned company specializing in the manufacturing of material handling and blending equipment systems. As a world leader in our industry, we conduct business across the United States and globally. Our headquarters are located in Sioux Rapids, IA, our only location.

We are currently seeking a safety-conscious and detail-oriented candidate for the position of CNC Plasma Table Operator. The ideal candidate will possess strong blueprint reading skills and have previous experience in both manual and CNC plasma operation. Additional skills in areas such as lathe operation, press brake operation, welding, and milling are highly advantageous.


  • Operate and maintain CNC plasma cutting machines efficiently and safely.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, and work orders to determine cutting specifications and requirements.
  • Set up and adjust machine parameters, including cutting speed, depth, and angles, to ensure accurate and high-quality cuts.
  • Load and position metal sheets or plates onto the plasma table, ensuring proper alignment and securing materials as needed.
  • Monitor the cutting process, inspecting completed workpieces for quality and adjusting settings as necessary.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and troubleshooting on CNC plasma cutting machines to ensure optimal performance.
  • Collaborate with team members to prioritize and complete work orders in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Maintain accurate records of production data, such as quantities, dimensions, and specifications.


  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in manufacturing, preferably in a similar CNC plasma cutting role.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints and technical drawings.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work.
  • Additional skills in lathe operation, press brake operation, welding, milling, or related areas are a plus.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, collaborating effectively to meet production goals.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot machine issues.
  • Physical stamina and ability to lift heavy materials (up to 50 pounds) and operate machinery safely.
  • Willingness to comply with pre-employment drug screening requirements.


  • Competitive salary: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.
  • Seven paid holidays.
  • Health insurance coverage.
  • Paid Life Insurance.
  • 401(k) plan with a 4% employer match.
  • ESOP retirement account.
  • Clothing allowance.


  • Full-time position.
    Shift options: 10-hour shifts. (Approximately 46 hours per week)
  • Day shift.
  • Monday to Friday work schedule.

Work Location:

  • In-person work at our Sioux Rapids, IA location.

If you are a motivated and skilled professional seeking a challenging opportunity with a respected industry leader, we encourage you to apply for the position of CNC Plasma Table Operator at Ranco Fertiservice, Inc.

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