Machine Operator

Avon, MA

Post Date: 10/02/2017 Industry: Manufacturing Pay Rate: 16.00-20.00


Machine Operator is assigned a machine to monitor during its operation, sometimes loading or unloading the machine with supervision. Has understanding of ISO 9001 QMS system and ensure product and processes are compliant to internal, industry and customer quality standards.


  1. Ability to prepare and program complex bend setups and forming operations. This includes punch/die changes and the matching of punch and dies to meet drawing requirements.
  2. Must have a full understanding of print reading and geometric tolerances and how they relate to the finished part.
  3. Experience with the forming of plate steel both carbon and stainless
  4. Must be able to inspect to ensure parts are in compliance with all quality and dimensional requirements using a variety of precision measuring devices 
  5. Must have thorough understanding of flat pattern layout
  6. Must follow standard procedures to produce a variety of components and other metal parts.
  7. Must understand route sheets and explicit written and verbal instructions.
  8. Must be able to plan sequence of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of metal.
  9. Should have experience operating a large (300 ton and over) Hydraulic Press Brake working with large parts in a heavy manufacturing environment preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates machine tools such as drill presses, Punch Presses, Plasma/Thermal Cutters, basic milling machine operation and Press Brakes
  • Prepares the machines prior to production, perform initial test runs producing a part, and adjust and makes minor changes to the machinery, tooling during its operation to meet drawing requirements.
  • Places the metal stock (or unfinished piece of metal) in the machine and removes and stacks finished parts.
  • May work levers, buttons, or foot pedals to bring the cutting/punching or forming tool or drill bit to the stock.
  • Tends their machine tools and make minor adjustments when necessary.
  • Using inspection tools, they inspect finished metal part to make sure that the machine tool is working properly. If a major repair or adjustment is in order, they ask for help.
  • Monitors machine gauges and controls and adjust pressures, feeds and speeds to maintain quality.
  • Performs daily maintenance on machines per schedule.
  • Plans and set up the sequence of operations according to blueprints, layouts, or other instructions.
  • Measure/Inspect product to verify drawing compliance and make machine adjustments where and when required.
  • Selects and loads appropriate tooling into the machine to meet the drawing requirement
  • Deburrs all parts and removes all sharp edges using manual or mechanical means.
  • Maintain clean work environment and takes the time to learn new Lean concepts as presented by the company
  • Proper job entry and time tracking in computer system



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 75 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to extreme heat, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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Kayla Venuti

Kayla has been working in light industrial staffing for 2 years, taking pride in placing job seekers in challenging and rewarding postions.

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