Press Brake Operator

Kentuckiana Comfort Center
Louisville, KY Full-time
Posted on September 16, 2019

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Receives work instructions, prints and routers for the job.
  2. Utilize measuring devices such as protractor, vernier calipers, micrometer, thickness gage, machinist square, etc. to check and verify accuracy of work.
  3. Knowledge of press brake operation and material limitations.
  4. Performs operator daily maintenance of machine and tooling as required.
  5. Knowledge of press brake tooling and tooling applications.
  6. Shall be responsible for setting up press brake tooling.
  7. Shall be responsible for programming the operation of a CNC press brake.
  8. Thorough understanding of press brake and heavy machinery safety.
  9. Thorough understanding of sheet metal handling safety.
  10. Capable of reading part drawings and understanding tolerance requirements.
  11. Capable of lifting 50 pounds without the use of lifting equipment.
  12. Capable of setting ram pressure and adjustment to assure correct die clearance due      to metal thickness as indicated by measurement devices.
  13. Must be capable of understanding and operating press brake controls and can stand   for extended periods of time.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. May be required to obtain a fork truck drivers’ license.
  2. Reporting machine and tooling problems to Team Leader.
  3. May be required to assist maintenance in the repair of press brake.
  4. Maintenance and safeguarding personal protective equipment. Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  5. Stopping unsafe acts.
  6. Other duties as assigned by Team Leader.
  7. Recommend drawing changes, equipment changes or improvements, reduce setup time and tooling costs


  • Metal forming training/apprenticeship
  • Must be capable of using common measuring equipment for sheet metal.
  • Work involves varying degrees of precision and control where damage could be caused by lack of required skills.
  • Accident hazards can involve lifting injuries, cuts, electrical shock, and in severe cases, amputation. The work area must be examined before and monitored during work to maintain a clean and safe environment to prevent injury to self and others.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  2. Requires bending, stooping and standing.
  3. Must be able to stand from six (6) to eight (8) hours per day. (Overtime may extend time period). 
  4. Good visual and spatial perception