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Brake Press Operator

Date: Mar 12, 2019

Location: West Salem, OH, US, 44287

Company: Charles Machine Works

Primary Function:

  • Set up and operate computer-controlled brake press machine to bend metal. Or to perform one or more machine functions on metal workpieces.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Read work orders and production schedules to determine specifications such as materials to be used, locations of bending lines, and dimensions and tolerances.
  • Review blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences.
  • Plan sequences of operations, applying knowledge or physical properties of workpiece materials.
  • Mount, install, align and secure tools, attachments, fixtures, and workpieces on machines, using hand tools and precision measuring instruments.
  • Lift workpieces to machines manually or with hoists and cranes.
  • Insert control instructions into machine control units to start operation.
  • Input initial part dimensions into machine control panels.
  • Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  • Adjust machine controls when programming is faulty or if machine malfunctions.
  • Monitor machine operation and control panel displays, and compare readings to specifications in order to detect malfunctions.
  • Confer with supervisors or programmers to resolve machine malfunctions and production errors, and to obtain approval to continue production.
  • Scribe reference lines on workpieces as guides for bending operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications.
  • Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications using precision measuring instruments, templates and fixtures.
  • Examine completed workpieces for defects and sort defective pieces according to type of flaws.
  • Mark identifying data on workpieces.
  • Stack or load finished items on pallets.
  • Maintain machines and remove and replace broken or worn machine tools, using hand tools.
  • Clean machines, tooling, and parts, using solvents or solutions and rags.
  • Knows and follows all safety instructions and guidelines.
  • Keeps area clean and free of debris.
  • Other job functions may be required.


    Knowledge & Skills:

    Ability to read blueprints and work orders.

    Extensive knowledge of computer-controlled brake press operation.



    Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Ability to operate a forklift, overhead crane and hoist.

    Basic arithmetic skills.

    Understand machine setup instructions.

    Perform safety inspections in manufacturing environment.

    Capable of working in a minimally supervised environment.

    Proven track record of top performance in all previously held positions.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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