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CNC Press Brake Operator

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$20 - $24 an hour

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TST Fab & Machine are looking for a skilled Press Brake Operator who will be responsible for ensuring all customer products are to specific specifications and standards set forth by client orders.

As a Press Brake Operator, you will accurately and safely set up and operate a press brake machine by interpreting supplied blueprints. Parts will be made to customer specifications through bending, folding or otherwise manipulating metal to documented measurements. We are looking for people with an eye for detail and quality minded.

Why Work Here?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • $500 employee referral bonus
  • 401k with employer match
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • PTO, Sick and Paid Christmas Week Shutdown

Job Details for Press Brake Operator:

  • Schedule- Monday- Thursday 6am – 4:30pm (4x10)
  • Pay starts at $20.00 hourly.
  • Job Type: Full-time

Job Duties & Description for the Press Brake Operator:

  • Programs, sets-up, and operates press brake to form a variety of sheet metal and steel plate parts. Checks work to templates or drawings using scale, square, or other instruments to determine conformity.
  • Reads, understands, and follows work orders, blueprints, and measuring apparatus.
  • Evaluates job write-ups to ensure that parts are formed in the correct order.
  • Correctly positions part on die.
  • Checks parts to ensure machine is running correctly using various measuring tools.
  • Uses forklift to pull jobs for forming.
  • Ensures that safety equipment is working, and adjustments are made as required.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS for Press Brake Operator:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Metal Fabrication: 3 years (Required)
  • Press Brake: 3 years (Required)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS for Press Brake Operator:

Experience with:

  • Comfortable Following all the company's policies and safety regulations.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Press Brake Operator requires good hand-eye coordination and motor control for precise cutting and bending in metal parts.
  • Physical endurance may spend a lot of time on the workstation.
  • Proficient in math and skilled with multiple types of measuring devices.
  • Ability to frequently lift/carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently push/ pull 50+ lbs.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
  • Proficient in math and skilled with multiple types of measuring devices.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Innovative - Ability to look beyond the standard solutions.
  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

Category: Inside Machinist

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

A shipyard Inside Machinist uses various machine tools (including lathes, milling machines, drill presses, and spindles) to produce precision metal parts in large quantities. Inside Machinists must carefully plan and prepare using blueprints or written specifications to calculate operations such as where to cut or bore into work pieces, how fast to feed metal into machines, how much metal to remove from work pieces, etc.. Many Inside Machinists use Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) cutting machines and precision measuring tools (such as inside/outside micrometers, venier calipers, dial indicators, depth micrometers, inside/outside calipers and thread gauges).

Some machining practices include:
- General turning and boring of parts on a lathe
- Thread cutting and tapping
- Taper turning
- Keyway cutting
- Laying out bolt circles to drill holes.
Most inside machinist careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.

Inside machinists usually need one or two years of on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be available.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is typically required. Inside Machinists frequently work with computer-control programs, and therefore must have the ability to determine how automated equipment will cut a part. All Inside Machinists and will need a thorough knowledge of math, including trigonometry.