Fiber Laser Operators At Ajax Are A Cut Above

Learning to become a fiber laser operator is just one phase of building a sheet metal fabrication career.  

Fiber lasers are a relatively new entrant into the sheet metal fabrication process. Fiber lasers use a highly-focused beam of light to cut metal with a thickness of up to 3/4″ and sometimes even more.

Fiber laser is an innovative technology that replaces old-fashioned blade-based cutting machinery and yields the benefits of speed, accuracy, detail, safety, and efficiency.  Fiber laser operators are in high demand and can command excellent wages and benefits.

The successful fiber laser operator at Ajax must be able to read and understand project specifications, use the computer interface, load materials, and, most importantly, ensure both safety and product quality.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain a high level of machinery knowledge
  • Cut metal parts according to project specifications
  • Track quantity and quality of work
  • Prep parts for next production steps
  • Ensure that the machinery is performing as intended
  • Keep a clean, orderly work area
  • Work safely and always wear personal protection equipment
  • Take instruction from shift leads and more experienced operators
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret project documentation
  • Basic math skills
  • Thorough understanding of the CNC process 
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Ajax provides clean, safe, air-conditioned workspaces for our valued colleagues in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh, North Carolina. Apply today and launch your manufacturing career at a recognized industry leader that’s been named a Minnesota Top Workplace for seven years in a row.

Overview of Benefits:

    • Annual bonus program
    • 50% match on weekly Health Savings Account contributions
    • Health insurance
    • $50,000 life insurance
    • 401(K) retirement savings
    • 3% Safe Harbor contribution
    • In-house training W/state-approved apprenticeship program
    • Veteran friendly
    • Climate-controlled environment
    • Accrued vacation plan
    • Education reimbursement W/earn while you learn
    • Open door policy
    • Continuous improvement program
    • Personal protection equipment provided at no cost,
      including new safety work boots
    • Optional dental plan
    • Short-term disability
    • Annual recognition awards
Fiber laser cutting machine at Ajax Metal Forming

Fiber lasers like this Salvagnini L3 are impressive machines that offer outstanding career opportunities for metal forming professionals.

Fiber optic laser operator interface

Fiber lasers contain very advanced technology that is operated by user interfaces just like this one.