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Press Brake/Punch Operator

Rayco Industries Richmond, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $13 to $22 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k

To program, operate and maintain press brake and punch machines to produce desired metal parts.

This position involves lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Press Brake Operation. Typical Duties:

· Load and unload dies into and out of the press brake depending on the job at hand.

· Use the keypad to program the back gauge for the brakes that you have to make based on the drawings provided.

· Understand the tonnage limits on the machine so that you don’t deform the machine, the dies, or the part.

· Work with the engineer/project manager or customer in the following ways:

  • Determine which dies to use based on the part/drawing in question. Know the differences between the (3) different types of bending (air bending, bottoming, and coining) and when to use each. For repetitive parts, inform the engineer which dies are to be used and which type of bending so he can add it to the drawing.
  • Determine bend allowances for the part/drawing in question based on the type of material, its thickness, and which dies are being used. Inform the engineer what the bend allowances should be so that he can use them to design the flat layout of the part. This may be a process of trial and error, but once the correct bend allowance is found, it should be noted on the drawing (for repetitive parts).
  • Help estimate the set-up and bending time required for jobs that we are bidding.
  • If a custom-made die is needed, then provide advice on its design.

· Use the most up to date software that the company provides. Request training if needed.

· May be required to cut, shear, drill, or clean parts when brake work is slow.

· Work with project managers and the foreman to make sure deadlines are met.

2. Punch Operation. Typical Duties:

· Load and unload dies into and out of the press brake depending on the job at hand.

· Use the keypad to program the back gauge for the holes that you have to punch based on the drawings provided.

· Understand the tonnage limits on the machine so that you don’t deform the machine, the dies, or the part.

· Work with the engineer/project manager or customer in the following ways:

  • Determine which dies to use based on the part/drawing in question. For repetitive parts, inform the engineer which dies are to be used so he can add it to the drawing.
  • Help estimate the set-up and punching time required for jobs that we are bidding.
  • If a custom-made die is needed, then provide advice on its design.

3. Die Inventory and training. Typical duties:

· Designate a location for each die and label it in both the press brake area and the punch area.

· Make sure shop mechanics put dies back into location when they are finished with a die. If they don’t, you will be required to put them back.

· Work with shop mechanics to make sure they don’t damage the machine, the dies or the parts they are forming.

· May be required to provide training to others on how to use the press brake or punch machines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

· Some knowledge of basic math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

· Experience: amount of experience in operating a press brake or punch will help determine which level an employee serves in. Typically this position requires at least 1-2 years experience working in a related field.

· Willingness to work with project managers, shop foreman and fellow coworkers to achieve a common goal.

· Valid Driver’s license.

· High School Diploma is preferred, but not necessarily required.

· May be required to work weekends, evenings or even nights depending on the project.

Pay Range: Level 1: $13/hr – 16/hr Level 2: $16/hr – $20/hr Level 3: $20/hr –$22/hr

Note: Levels depend on experience, efficiency, and how many workers are under the employee’s supervision.

Rayco Industries

Why Work Here?

Small, but growing company that allows for immediate impact!

Rayco Industries, Inc., has been providing engineering and fabrication services to satisfied customers for over 35 years. Our Pallet Products Division provides a complete line of automated pallet-making machines designed to meet your specific requirements and your budget. Our comprehensive line of pallet products includes the Pallet Pro, Edge and Brander Conveyor. We have installed over 300 of these pallet machines across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Our Custom Design & Fabrication Division provides complete design and engineering services to satisfy your needs for custom-built machinery. Items in our product line include vibrating conveyors, feed regulators, belt conveyors, roller conveyors, 90-degree roller transfer conveyors, table-top chain conveyors and other material handling equipment along with custom fabrication to meet your needs.

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Richmond, VA
USA

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