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Press Brake Operator

Cheektowaga, Clarence - Multiple Shifts

Sets up and operates press brakes. Utilizes total length of brake and various tools to form shapes in sheet metal per blueprints.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate press brakes and associated machinery to meet production requirements.
  • Gather, preset and install proper tooling and fixtures.
  • Run first piece and assure conformance to drawing. 
  • Inspect all parts as required by process sheet and drawings, using all types of precision measuring instruments, including coordinate measuring device. 

Non-essential Duties:

  • Document inspection data and procedures 
  • Check tooling wear and change as needed. 
  • Monitor production processes at appropriate intervals to insure continued part compliance
  • Coordinate with programming to flat pattern layout. 
  • Determine with Quality Control in-process inspection requirements, gauging and measuring devices. 
  • Monitor production to ensure conformance with process sheet and time standards. 
  • Monitor machine maintenance for lubrication, guarding and cleanliness.
  • Assist others with processing, methods and work habits to maintain maximum efficiency 
  • Monitor scrap and rework 
  • Assist in press brake design of special tooling and fixtures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Reads and interprets complex drawings/blueprints to produce acceptable parts 
  • Ability to independently set up tooling
  • Strong computer literacy and math aptitude
  • Able to follow directions precisely and perform repetitive tasks

Experience and Education:

  • Two years experience operating and setting up press brakes in the sheet metal industry 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 

Fluent in written and verbal English

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