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Cutting Machine Operator

Harken works hard to be the technological leader in deck hardware, winches, and hydraulics. Harken's core strength in its historic niche is matched with opportunities for growth as it expands to offer a growing assortment of safety and rescue equipment and services from its Harken Industrial division, focusing on its core objective to become the world's best in handling rope under load.

Title: Cutting Machine Operator

Reports to: Canvas Products Manager

Based at: Harken USA, Pewaukee, WI, USA

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time


  • Responsible for cutting the material for high quality boat covers, bags, awnings, truck tarps and custom products from a variety of fabrics and materials
  • Setup and operate a cutting machine, Lectra Vector
  • Monitors operation of cutting machine to detect malfunctions or accuracy issues
  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies or work pieces
  • Uses engineering practices, computer assisted design/drafting equipment and Lectra Vector Software to develop designs
  • Reads production schedules, inventory reports and work orders to determine type and quantity of materials required, availability of stock and order priority
  • Examines material received, verifies part numbers and checks discrepancies such as damaged or unmarked parts
  • Interact with customers on engineering design and respond to questions/problems
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required
  • Experience with a cutting machine such as Lectra Vector, Eastman or Gerber preferred
  • Ability to sew a plus but not required
  • Design experience preferred
  • Experience working with canvas materials preferred
  • Ability to use standard office equipment
  • Ability to add, sub-tract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, feel or handle objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands or arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Must be able to walk or stand on concrete for up to 4 hours at a time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to focus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all qualifications, responsibilities, duties or skills required.


Submit your resume via email to: jobs@harken.com

Harken is an equal opportunity employer.