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Fabrication Machine Operator (Press Brake, Shear and Punch Beds)

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Machine Set-up & Operator: Press brakes, shears, punch beds

Position Overview:

Sets-up, adjusts, and safely operates manual sheet metal fabricating equipment such as: CNC press brakes, shears and notches. Applicants must have an understanding of punch beds and tool sets. Be able to safely use all hand tools required. Must have a knowledge of the hand layout process to produce parts. Reads and interprets blueprints to determine the safest and most efficient way for the operator to perform the job, and sets up the machinery to produce quality parts. Makes all necessary machine adjustments required to guarantee the parts are dimensionally within tolerance.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Use PPE correctly at all times.
  • References work instructions and reviews print specifications to determine proper materials and machine set-up and/or adjustment to accomplish production requirements.
  • Determines what the necessary punches and dies or process for each production order while maximizing common set-ups. Sets tonnage, stroke height, depth, and develops a bending/shearing/punching sequence while creating individual part programs using various types of CNC & manual controllers.
  • Sets, positions, aligns and secures punches and dies, making all necessary machine adjustments to accomplish production goals and produce quality parts according to specifications.
  • Inspects and confirms accuracy of first production piece and at subsequent intervals using a variety of measuring instruments, digital, dial, radius, and fixtures.
  • Follow instruction from Team Lead to ensure priorities are aligned with the production plans.
  • Confer and take direction from Engineering and Design Team Members and provides feedback on fabrication results.
  • Observes machine to detect malfunctions. Works with production personnel, other operators, Supervisor and/or maintenance staff to troubleshoot problems.
  • Moves parts, components, finished goods or positions heavy dies manually or with work aids including hand jacks or fork lift trucks (once certified.)
  • Properly tracks and disposes of scrap and communicates with Inventory Control Specialist to ensure all scrap is accounted for until disposal.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A fabrication machine operator will need to be proficient in their math and understand complex instructions how schematics work and make sure items are designed correctly to build. They will need to know why machines are not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors. Attention to detail is required. Machine operators often work long hours doing repetitive movements on their feet and are needing to be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Applicants will have to pass a basic math skills test in order to move into the interview process.

Required experience:

  • CNC: 1 year

Job Type: Full-time

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