9th August 2018 General


Operate Press brake machines and support the production team by assembling parts, operating machinery, punching or sawing of metal products as instructed by supervisors. Produce a variety of parts, all of which must meet the dimensional specifications of the mechanical engineered drawings.

This position may include all or some of the duties and responsibilities listed below.

Press Brake Operator Job Duties:

  • Select proper punches and dies based on material thickness and type
  • Set up tooling, load programs and set machine parameters to ensure optimal performance of the equipment
  • Determine if tools are undamaged and in safe condition for use
  • Work in a fast paced environment with fast changing priorities
  • Keep work area clean and organised
  • Follow all company rules and quality standards
  • Provide a great level of attention to detail and focus on the given task
  • Work with team members to maximise productivity and efficiency
  • Operate machinery used in the production process or assist machine operators
  • Uphold all ISO standards applicable to the responsibilities above
  • Consistently produce usable products that meet the dimensional specifications of the mechanical engineered drawings

Press Brake Operator Skills:

  • Experience using press brake machines (Amada preferred)
  • Solid background working with sheet metal
  • Knowledge of tooling and tool maintenance
  • Ability to distinguish material types including Aluminium, Steel and stainless steel, copper and brass
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise in an effective way
  • Ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision while meeting all product quality requirements
  • Ability to use a tape measure and calliper