C02 CNC Laser Cutting Operator

AXL Advanced is a local tactical gear design and manufacturing company seeking motivated laser cutting operators to join our team. We are rapidly expanding and looking for someone to grow with us!

Location: Wylie, TX

  • Responsible for operating & maintaining CO2 Laser cutters, cutting provided lists of materials that will then be bundled together by part numbers and handed off to the sewing team.
  • Performing in-line quality control of the cut materials and will be responsible for the accuracy of all cutting operations, as well as keeping material waste low.
  • Use of a laser cutter, hot/cold automated webbing and narrow trim cutter, and scissors will be part of the job.
  • Working with nylon fabrics, webbing, hook and loop Velcro, cords, composites, laminates, and various other types of textiles.
  • Materials inventory management and notifying the purchasing manager when material supplies are running low.
  • We are looking for someone with attention to detail who is organized, can follow directions, and identify issues before they become a problem.
  • Maintain work areas and equipment.
  • Assist with other tasks as needed and identified by management.

Ideal Candidate:

  • 1+ Year experience with C02 Laser cutters
  • Apparel industry cut room experience, and textile materials knowledge are a plus.
  • Knowledge of importing DXF files into laser cutters and laser cutting control software (Lightburn, RDworks, etc).
  • Big plus if you know Autcad, Autocad LT, Fusion360, or similar CAD programs.

What we are looking for:

  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanically inclined and technically minded
  • Self-driven and motivated
  • Competent, Smart, Reliable
  • Passion for quality
  • Good hand and eye coordination
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Able to work in a moderate noise environment
  • Capable of lifting 50 pounds unassisted
  • Able to work on foot or seated for extended periods of time
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to cross-train on other positions within Production
  • Reliable mode of transportation
  • Must be comfortable working around firearms and military gear

Additional Skills we are looking for (Not Required, however a big plus if you have them):

  • Speak and write in Spanish fluently
  • Knowledge of Materials, Nylon Gear & Sewing are a Big Plus: Different types of nylon fabrics, webbing, elastics, velcro, camo patterns, plate carriers, pouches, packs, industrial sewing machines, etc.
  • Experience in a production sewing environment (apparel, back packs, pouches, purses, bags, outdoor gear, etc).
  • Sewing on an industrial sewing machine
  • Knowledge of Military and/or Law Enforcement load-bearing gear (MOLLE/PALs), body armor vests, plate carriers, chest rigs, and ammo pouches from major brands (Spiritus, Crye, Ferro, Eagle, LBT, etc).
  • Military Veteran and/or First Responder
  • Software Programs: Lightburn, RDWorks, Microsoft Office programs (email, Word, and excel) or similar google app versions.
  • Experience with firearms, airsoft, milsim magfed paintball, etc.

Compensation / Job Advantages:

  • Work in a comfortable heated and air-conditioned facility
  • Starting wage of $16.00 to $20.00 per hour: based on your knowledge and experience
  • Paid time off: 7 Days per year
  • Pay Frequency: Weekly

Positions Available:

  • Full-time: Day shift available (9am-5pm)
  • Job Type: Full-time and Part-time

If this sounds like something that may be a good fit for you, and a win/ win situation for everyone, let's connect!

Looking forward to you joining the team and growing with us!

Hiring Company Description:

AXL Advanced designs and manufactures high-performance upgrades and stand alone products for Military and Law Enforcement for use with gear made by Crye Precision®, Spiritus Systems, FirstSpear®, Velocity Systems, Mayflower, S&S Precision, Ferro Concepts, LBT (London Bridge Traders), Eagle Industries, and other great Military/LE gear brands.

AXL Advanced is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $16.00 - $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Wylie, TX 75098: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Are you aware of the compensation for this position? What are you seeking?
  • Are you comfortable working around firearms and military gear?
  • How soon can you start working (Right away, 1-2+ weeks)?
  • What C02 Laser cutters have you worked with (sizes/brands/models)?
  • What laser control software have you worked with (Lightburn, RDworks, etc)?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location: In person