Press Brake Operator


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Providence/Cranston, RI - (USA) 1375 Park Avenue Suite 3 RI Cranston , RI 02920



Job Description

Set up or set up and operate power-press machines or power-brake machines to bend, form, stretch, notch, punch, or straighten metal or plastic plate and structural shapes, as specified by work order, blueprints, drawing, templates, or layout.Position Overview:

* To set up and operate complex manual & CNC metal fabrication machines (saws, shears, brakes, punch / drill presses, etc. in accordance with quality / quantity standards; trains other employees in all CNC machine and department operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

* The Machine Operator-3 reviews shop operations packets and engineering drawings to insure that incoming material to be fabricated is correct.

* Based on production specifications and / or Group Leaders instructions, selects & sets-up tools, equipment and machines required for quality production.

* Reviews machine tooling requirements and plans set-up / operations to optimize flow of work through the Cell / department.

* Programs CNC machine using process flow sheet processing steps and tooling sequence.

* Edits CNC programs as required to attain optimal quality / quantity production.

* As specified inspects and dimensionally checks production to insure production output meets requirements.

* Utilizes properly calibrated precision measuring instruments when performing inspections.

* Makes machine / tooling adjustments and CNC programming changes to bring non-conforming out-put into specifications.

* Informs the Group Leader / Supervisor of any operating or material condition that would interfere with quality / quantity production.

* The incumbent performs routine operator maintenance & operational checks on all departmental tools & equipment, to include: tool sharpening, machine oiling, fluid replacement / pressure checks, safety switch functioning etc.

* The Machine Operator segregates and periodically disposes of scrap material into approved collection containers.

* In performing assigned duties, lifts / moves up to and including 75 lbs.

* Standing, walking, bending, crouching, squatting, kneeling, reaching, and climbing are all required motions of the job.

* Operates material handling equipment when moving materials into, around, or out of the department.

* Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

* Trains others in job functions as required.

* Receives daily direction and support from the Team Leader / Supervisor.

* Performs all work in accordance with acceptable quality standards.

* Performs all work in a safe manner, to include proper use of personal protective equipment.

* Maintains an accurate record of all work performed in the appropriate company format / form.

* Maintains work area, tools and equipment in a neat, clean and orderly manner.

Education & Work Experience:

* Ability to read & write (High School or equivalent) needed to comply with written instructions and complete departmental paperwork

* Five years previous experience in a sheet metal fabrication facility and familiarity with metric blueprint dimensioning preferred.

* Must be a "US Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15.