Press Brake Operator

The Press Brake Operator will use a press brake to bend, shape, cut, and manipulate sheet metal and metal plates.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.


  • Operates a press brake to manufacture tools, equipment, and other components from sheet metal or metal plates.
  • Prepares, sets up, and adjusts press brake as required by product plans and production schedules.
  • Measures and aligns materials to be used.
  • Inspects products, evaluating finished pieces for compliance with quality standards and specifications.
  • Performs routine maintenance on the press brake.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Operates forklift to move product.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions and informing Supervisor of needed repairs.
  • Maintains inter- and intradepartmental workflow by displaying positive communication actions and cooperation.
  • Maintains logs, records, and reports concerning production, machine maintenance, and product inconsistencies.
  • Driving a company vehicle may be required in the course of performing duties for this position.
  • Manufacture/Fabricate parts to specifications and blueprints.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics.
  • Detail-oriented and consistent.
  • Works well as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to properly maintain and perform basic repairs on equipment.
  • Basic ability in mathematics, reading, or writing.
  • Ability to read a tape measure down to 1/16
  • Valid Driver’s License

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Knowledge on crane operation is desired.
  • At least one year of experience in metal fabrication or related work preferred.
  • Fabrication experience is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.
  • Prolonged periods of standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying materials.
  • Must have excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Physically able to operate the press brake.


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