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Brake Press Setup/Operator

Department: Manufacturing / Production
Location: Port Washington, WI
Posted: March 11, 2019


1st Shift- Full Time



Position Summary

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, the Brake Press Setup/Operator sets-up and operates brake presses and punch presses to form and bend a variety of materials.  Responsible for part quality and efficiency.


  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Opportunity for vertical and horizontal internal growth
  • A business casual work environment
  • Competitive, experienced-based wage
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Choice of medical insurance plans, one that offers $0 employee premium
  • Group insurance plans (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid personal time and vacation after 60 days
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Free coffee


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.

  • Good math skills; Basic reading & writing skills
  • Regular attendance is required; punctual, dependable
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, tools, or controls
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision & depth perception
  • Occasionally required to sit, reach above shoulders, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work overtime when required


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently required to sit and talk or hear; occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Key Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Set-up, adjust, and operate brake press and punch press to form, bend and punch a variety of work
  • Set-up dies and gauges, adjust ram stroke to form materials to proper angle and radii
  • Work from drawings, specifications, patterns, or templates
  • Use scale, protractor, fixed angle and radii gauges
  • Sorting and packaging parts
  • Verify quantity & quality of material
  • Moves raw material to and from production areas as necessary
  • Operates overhead crane while moving product
  • Responsible for strict adherence to all company/departmental policies and procedures related to safety and conduct
  • Other duties as assigned or required