Salary: Pay rate is depending on experience
Date Posted: September 18, 2017
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 280438
A brake press operator uses an electrically powered industrial machine to create, shape and customize metal material into a variety of forms dictated by the manufacturer. Required to read and interpret detailed and complex instructions to produce the desired forms.
- Sets stops on machine bed, change dies, and adjust components, such as ram or power press, when making multiple or successive passes.
- Operates power press, power brake, apron brake, swaging machine, foot-powered press, hydraulic press or arbor press according to specifications.
- Installs, aligns and secures gears, holding fixtures, dies to machine bed, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims and hand tools.
- Plans sequence of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of the metal.
- Inspects workpiece for defects.
- Measures workpiece and verifies dimensions and weight, using micrometer, template, straightedge and scale.
- Selects and positions flat, block, radius, or special purpose die sets into ram and bed of machine, using hoist, crane, measuring instruments and hand tools.
- Maintain the machinery and keep the work area clean and orderly.
- Good Math Skills: in order to understand complex instructions, how schematics work and to ensure that items are designed and built correctly.
- Problem Solving Skills: in order to understand when the machine is not at peak performance, how to increase output and how to fix errors.
- Attention to Detail: press brakes are precision equipment. Being off by millimeters could be a critical error.
- Mechanical and Technical Skills: machines controlled by computers will need operators who understand technology.
- Stamina: press brake operators often long hours doing repetitive movements.
Hours: 2nd Shift position
Pay: Depending on experience