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Fabrication Equip Setup


Job Summary

Johnson Controls
Norman, OK
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Fabrication Equip Setup

About the Job

ResponsibilitySet-up equipment and tooling as specified to maintain close tolerances and perform minor repair on press brake, punch press, verson, shear and numerically controlled machines in order to maintain a continuous flow of work for each operator. 


In addition to the duties and responsibilities of Machine Operators, I, II, III, perform the following:

  1. Work Safe!

  2. Basic computer operating skills.

  3. Obtain print from MES, verify its information and check for and obtain specified parts as required.

  4. Work from blue prints and verbal instructions from Supervisor.

  5. Obtain dies, steel and tool mounting equipment.

  6. Check all dies for proper identification and or damage.

  7. Correct tooling problems as needed.

  8. Turn in dies for repair as necessary. Inform supervisor and tool and die personnel of suspected problems.

  9. Check for proper repair job when returned.

  10. Position simple, compound and progressive tooling into press and secure to press bed and ram.

  11. Perform necessary operations of set-up and adjustments as described in work instruction and MES.

  12. Check controls and equipment functions such as air pressure, oil, grease, shut height, and safety functions.

  13. Assist operators in positioning work tables for proper work station layout, and direct them as to the proper operating methods for the particular machine set-up.

  14. Responsibility for making first piece to specification for operator to check against is a key quality element.

  15. Responsible for instruction to operator in correct safety procedures and noting and making efforts to correct safety malfunctions.

  16. Instruct material handlers and aid in material handling as needed.

  17. Maintain tooling and machine parts and an orderly tooling storage area.

  18. Perform minor machine repairs periodically.

  19. Maintain any records as required by Supervisor. 

  20. Inform next shift set-up person of production activities and problems.

  21. Must be proficient at using measurement tools. (tape measure, calipers, compass)

  22. Must have at least a basic knowledge of stamping.

  23. Must have at least a basic knowledge of press controls and operation.

  24. Must be certified in forklift and die cart operations.

  25. Must have leadership abilities to be able to direct and communicate.


To perform this job successfully, 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.


  1. High
    school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Ability
    to read and interpret blueprints, some 3-dimensional drawings, low-ups,
    hidden segments where some dimensions have to be calculated.

  3. Knowledge
    of all press machines and detailed knowledge in several.

  4. Use of
    decimals, fractions, scales, addition and multiplication.

  5. Familiar
    with and understanding sheet metal stretches related to material thickness
    and angular dimensions.

  6. Certified
    in forklift operations.


The physical
demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
associate to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job.  Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.  Non-repetitive work. Standing
approximately 80% of time.  Pushing,
pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy and/or bulky parts required. Weight
amounts may vary from 5 pounds to 50 pounds, any amount over 50 pounds requires
physical or mechanical help. Hand and arm strength required in handling dies
and equipment. May require repetitive motions of hands, wrists, elbows and
shoulders, when required to perform duties of sheet metal operators.  Rotating/twisting of upper body to lift, move and
position dies in machine and return to storage. Ability to reach overhead,
above shoulder and/or chest level to position parts and dies. Concentrated mental/visual
attention required to perform accurate machine set-ups. Requires visual
attention to position, position parts safely and efficiently. Must be able to
recognize machine difficulties quickly and take action to stop machine if


Practice safe work and environmentally
behavior and participate actively in safety and environmental training. Maintain and use as
required all personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety equipment provided. Follow
environmentally sound practices to help reduce pollution and conserve natural
Understand hazards associated with job assignments and alert
supervisor/management of any unsafe conditions or environmental concerns immediately.”


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