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Revised September 13, 2018

Department: Manufacturing 

Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor

Summary: Responsible for operating machine shop equipment including punch press and press break machines in the manufacturing process. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs typical machine shop processes for punch presses and press brake operations

  • Detects and reports defective materials and quality control issues to the department supervisor

  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations

  • Must be familiar with the basic machine functions in order to perform the assigned tasks 

  • Must be willing to accept and receive frequent supervision and assistance with regard to machine set up 

  • Follow company's safety policies and procedures 

  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor 


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal- Maintains confidentiality; keeps emotions under control; remains open to other's ideas and adapts to new things. 

Oral Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. 

Team Work- Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests. 

Written Communications- Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information. 

Cost Consciousness- Works within approved budget; conserves organizational resources. 

Diversity- Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment. 

Ethics- Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values. 

Attendance/Punctuality- Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. 

Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoughtfulness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. 

Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Prior Experience as a machine operator preferred

  • Knowledge of basic math, basic to intermediate computer knowledge and skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work effecctively with co-workers, supervisors and staff 

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Able to adapt to changing work needs and expectations

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 ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Physical Demands: 

Hearing, speaking, seeing, walking, reading, writing, lifting up to 50 lbs., reaching with hands and arms to use fingers to handle objects and operated equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand for a prolonged period, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally be required to sit. 

Working conditions:

Manufacturing working environment, Temperatures will range from 50  to 85 degrees. The noise level is usually loud and ear protection may be required. 

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