Press Brake Operator Ansonia, CT

Role and Responsibilities 

Responsible for the daily setup and operation of a CNC controlled press brake using state of the art 

tooling in a fabrication shop with some assistance provided. May be required to assist other operators as 

a helper on other machines as required. This is a cross functional position within the Sheet Metal 


  • Set up and operate a hydraulic press for routine established work 
  • Select correct tooling for the job task with setup documents or supervisor/lead assistance 
  • Load, install and correctly set up the tools required with some assistance from supervisor/lead 
  • Must read and understand layouts, job packets and blue prints for parts being fabricated, even if it is

repeat job. This includes understanding of dimensions and tolerances of finished parts 

  • Perform assigned work to time standards and quality expectations 

... Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Education Requirements 

Incumbent shall have a strong metal press forming and basic fabrication background as well as basic 

knowledge and understanding of fabrication, hydraulic press and/or punch operations including basic set 

  1. up. Experience in a manufacturing environment is strongly desired. Must be competent at basic 

dimensional measuring and able to quickly learn the use of precision measurement tools while 

demonstrating competency in basic shop math

Preferred Skills 

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Ability to stand for 8 hours per day 
  • Routine bending and squatting to get parts off pallets and return finished parts to pallet 
  • Ability to follow directions 
  • Basic ability to read and understand blueprints and other shop drawing aids 
  • Ability to work with various types of metal forming constraints with guidance 
  • Flexible and responsive with a strong teamwork orientation 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills 
  • Desire to learn new skills and improve technical knowledge 
  • Strong orientation toward continuous improvement 
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment to meet team expectations 
  • Commitment to quality and accuracy of work performed 

Ability to use hands and arms

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