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Press Brake Operator - Job Description


Press Brake Operators set-up and operate metal fabrication equipment to form parts from cold rolled, stainless steel, copper, and aluminum.


Essential Functions:

  • Set-up and operate fabrication equipment

  • Select, load and install correct tooling

  • Determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work pieces

  • Perform quality inspections of parts to produce products that exceed customer’s expectations

  • Stage completed product on skids

  • Work from live schedule, verbal and written instruction, bills of material, routing, samples, blue prints and control plans

  • Maintain good housekeeping in work area

  • Act responsibly to follow safe operating practices

Desired Competencies:

  • Maintain excellent attendance record

  • Flexible to perform overtime duties and adjust schedule when required

  • Able to work within a team environment


  • 2+ years set-up and operating experience, preferably with Amada/ Trumpf equipment

  • Previous metal fabrication background

  • Dimensional measuring and shop math competence

  • Basic computer skills

  • Capable of using calipers, micrometers and other measuring tools

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints

  • Effective communication skills to discuss and understand work procedures, training, general direction and other issues with co-workers and supervisor


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

  • The position requires frequent lifting, pushing and pulling objects that are usually less than 1 pound and sometimes up to 50 pounds or heavier.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Hours and schedule may vary according to the shift and customer requirements.

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