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Press Break Operator

Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co. • Hastings, NE
10 days ago

Press Break Operator

/ / Press Break Operator Sets up and operates power brake to bend, notch, punch, forms rolls, arc, or straighten metal plates or sheet metal and structures and blueprint or sketch specifications by performing the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
  • Sets stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule, or template.
  • Positions work piece against stops or aligns layout marks with die or blade.
  • Pushes button or depresses pedal to activate machine.
  • Observes machine operation to detect work piece defects or machine malfunction.
  • Measure work piece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from work piece.
  • Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies, or work pieces.
  • Assists machine operators to set up machine and stack, mark, pack, and transport finished work pieces.
  • Must be able to complete required production paperwork and keep area clean.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


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

  • Follows all policies and procedures as established by the company.
  • Follows the direction and instruction of the management team.
  • Job Knowledge-Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.
  • Communication-Listens and gets clarification; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality-Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Ensures attendance and punctuality by being at work on time and ensures responsibilities are covered when absent.


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.

  • Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or GED; or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions given in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must be able to earn forklift operator certification if required.
  • Physical Demands: Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to perform various job duties; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally. Specific vision abilities include close and distance visions, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and exposed to outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level is usually loud.
  • Willing to train the right person!