As a press brake operator, your job is to operate press brake machines to shape various types of metal. In this role, you may inspect blueprints for a project, set up your machine, perform regular maintenance, inspect metal while shaping it, and make adjustments as needed. Press brake operators often monitor supply levels, check the final products to ensure they are free of defects, and ensure work areas are clean and organized. Press brake operators usually work full shifts, and you may be asked to work nights, weekends, or holidays as needed to meet customer demand. Areas with active press brakes can be loud, so operators often wear personal protective equipment to minimize risks.
Our steel manufacturing company is looking for a Press Brake Operator to join our team. You must know how to read blueprints to determine the measurements of each product and operate the press brake to cut and bend the materials into the shape according to specifications. Once the pieces are done, you will check to make sure they are the correct size and shape. You should have previous experience with press machine operation, whether through steel manufacturing or sheet metal work. Our ideal candidate has a relevant certificate and several years of experience working with CNC (computer numerical control) equipment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Read blueprints from designers and engineers
Program your machine to fit the design
Measure the final product to ensure uniformity
Perform routine maintenance on the machine
Requirements and Qualifications
High school diploma or GED certificate
Degree or certificate from a vocational school (preferred)
Attention to detail
Experience working with industrial machines