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Press Brake Operator

Belton, MO 64012

Posted: 03/26/2024 Job Number: 729223 Pay Rate: 26.00 Industry: Metals / Machine Shop

Job Description

Position Title: Press Brake Operator

Wage: $26-$30/hour DOE

Shift: 1st

Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday, hours may vary depending on projects including mandatory overtime and weekends/holidays

Are you a Press Brake Operator looking for work? Do you have familiarity with reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, and technical specifications for steel components?  QPS has the perfect job for you located in Belton, Missouri. This company is a small business with great opportunities for growth. Looking for someone to take charge and can work well individually or with a group. Must know your different metals.

Press Brake Operator Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Set up, operate, and maintain press brake machines to bend and shape steel components according to specified dimensions and quality standards
- Interpret engineering drawings, select appropriate tooling, and use precision controls to produce accurately formed steel parts for various applications
- Machine Setup: Set up press brake machines by installing and aligning appropriate tooling, such as punches and dies, according to engineering drawings and product specifications
- Material Preparation: Load steel sheets or components onto the press brake, ensuring proper alignment and positioning for accurate bending and shaping
- Programming: Input bending sequences, angles, and dimensions into the press brake control system, using programming software or manual input methods to create bending programs for specific parts
- Bending Operations: Operate press brake controls to bend and shape steel components according to predetermined angles, dimensions, and tolerances, monitoring machine operation for accuracy and quality
- Quality Control: Inspect finished parts for dimensional accuracy, surface finish, and overall quality, using precision measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, and height gauges to ensure compliance with engineering specifications
- Tool Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance tasks on press brake tooling, including cleaning, sharpening, and replacing worn or damaged components, to ensure optimal performance and quality of formed parts
- Safety Compliance: Always adhere to safety procedures and guidelines, including proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and machine guarding, to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment
- Documentation: Maintain accurate production records, including material usage, production rates, and quality control data, to track performance and ensure compliance with production schedules and quality standards
- Problem Solving: Identify and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions or operational issues during the bending process, taking appropriate corrective actions to minimize downtime and maintain productivity

Press Brake Operator Requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent education; vocational training or certification in metalworking or a related field preferred
- Proven experience operating press brake machines in a steel manufacturing environment, with knowledge of bending techniques and tooling selection
- Familiarity with reading and interpreting engineering drawings, blueprints, and technical specifications for steel components
- Proficiency in using press brake controls and programming software to create bending programs and adjust machine settings
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy in measuring and inspecting formed parts to ensure compliance with dimensional tolerances and quality standards
- Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot equipment issues and perform basic maintenance tasks
- Physical stamina and dexterity to lift and move heavy steel materials, set up tooling, and operate press brake machines in a fast-paced, industrial environment
- Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
- Work in a noisy, industrial environment with exposure to heat, dust, and mechanical hazards
- May work in shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to support continuous production operations

QPS Employment Group is a full-service staffing firm comprised of dedicated and passionate people with over 50 offices throughout the Midwest. We place great people with great companies in industrial, skilled trades, administrative, manufacturing, general labor and professional employment.

Why Work with QPS?
- Access to sought-after positions with leading employers
- Dedicated placement specialists who will guide you through every step of the job search process
- Over 30 years of staffing experience
Best of all, our services are 100% free to job seekers!
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Branch: Leawood KS
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