Press Brake Operator

Form sheet metal into conforming aerospace and aviation parts using a CNC press brake and other miscellaneous hand forming tools and techniques.


The Press Brake Operator position is responsible for safely and efficiently forming sheet metal into conforming parts using a CNC press brake and other miscellaneous hand forming tools and techniques. Key expectations include producing high quality results according to work instructions, meeting daily production schedules, demonstrating strong knowledge of production processes, preventative equipment maintenance, shop organization, safety, and continuous improvement.

Reports To: VP of Fabrication

Full-time Benefit Packages Include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Retirement┬áPlan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Term Life Insurance

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:


  • Efficiently set up CNC press brakes in accordance with supplied drawings

  • Accurately use and read precision measuring devices (calipers, protractor, etc.)

  • Work with others as part of a high performance team

  • Adapt to changing work priorities

  • Able to work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or procedures

  • Accept and apply on the job training to advance professional skill level

  • Enjoys working on challenging projects on a daily basis

  • Always correctly uses the proper personal protective equipment

  • Promptly report all injuries and unsafe conditions

  • Reports for regular and on-time attendance for full scheduled work shift

  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with coworkers to promote a cooperative climate conducive to maximum productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness

  • Participates and supports Continuous Improvement initiatives

  • Communicate relevant information and concerns positively and effectively to others in a timely manner

  • Performs work at the appropriate pace to maintain quality and productivity requirements

  • Has knowledge of complex sheet metal forming

  • Works efficiently and independently with minimal supervision

  • Works at a reasonable pace and within defined quality standards to ensure timely completion

  • Accurately interprets work orders to select the correct materials and perform equipment setup/ programming

  • Proactively identifies defects or equipment issues to minimize scrap materials and rework of parts

  • Performs first-article and random inspections of completed work according to quality standards

  • Takes good care of the equipment under their responsibility and performs preventative maintenance according to schedule

  • Proficient at all aspects of operating relevant equipment, including advanced set-up, programming, and efficiently transitioning between orders

  • Cross-trains to skillfully operate a variety of production equipment, cranes, and forklifts


  • Be able to read, write, and speak English clearly.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and make decisions within a set of guidelines

  • Ability to read and understand required internal manufacturing paperwork

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