Press Brake Operator

Job Description

  • Read work orders, production schedules, and prints to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, locations of bend lines, orientation of part before bending, and dimensions and tolerances.
  • Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
  • Examine completed workpieces for defects such as cracked edges and marred surfaces, and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
  • Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  • Install, align, and lock specified punches, dies, cutting blades or other fixtures in rams or beds of machines, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.
  • Operate, Position, align, or secure workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds or on dies to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal.
  • Lift dies and workpieces to machines manually.
  • Adjust machine speeds, forces and back gauges, according to product specifications, and use gauges and CNC controls to make adjustments.
  • Clean and lubricate machines.

Required Experience

  • Must have 1-2 years of Press Machine (Setup & Operating) experience with a Metal Manufacturer.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret gauges such as, but not limited to calipers, micrometers & etc.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Required Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Characteristics

  • Must be motivated and willing to come in early or stay over and work Saturdays to achieve production goals.
  • Must have a positive attitude as well as a willingness to pitch in and help fellow team members to achieve production goals.
  • Must be willing and able to perform any job assignment as production levels require shifts in job assignments including alternate shift schedules.