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Machine Operator I/Press Brake


Job Summary

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

Machine Operator I/Press Brake

About the Job

equipment, tooling and controls. Operate machine to fabricate specified sheet
metal parts within very close tolerances.


  1. In
    addition to the duties and/or responsibilities of Machine Operators II
    & III, perform the following:

  2. Obtain
    route sheet from set up person or Supervisor.

  3. Verify
    its information, making corrections as necessary.

  4. Work
    from blue prints, set up book and die sheets.

  5. Determine
    correct starting points and sequence of bends for indicated operations.

  6. Determine
    from blue print drawing, length of dies needed for type of bend, and
    position dies in machine.

  7. Check
    die specified for material suitability
    for material thickness.

  8. Set
    shut height with crank, set controls and adjust or change fingers as

  9. Set
    stops and adjust to compensate as required for variations in material and
    preceding operations.

  10. Position
    piece parts to stops and perform the prescribed sequence of operations to
    bend, form, and flatten, etc., to numerous sizes and thicknesses of sheet

  11. Periodically
    check work for dimension, squareness, angular dimensions.

  12. Submit
    work for inspection by quality control.


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. 


  1. Must have press brake experience.

  2. High
    school diploma or equivalent.

  3. Ability
    to read and interpret blueprints with 3-dimensional drawings, where some
    dimensions have to be calculated.

  4. Use of
    decimals, fractions, scales, additions, subtraction, multiplication.

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


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.  Very repetitive work. On feet
80 percent of time. Continuous pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy
and/or bulky sheet metal parts required. Weight amounts may vary from 5 pounds
to 50 pounds, any amount over 50 pounds requires physical or mechanical help. Rotating of upper body to lift, move and positions parts
to and from machine and completed parts bin. Repetitive motion of hands,
wrists, elbows and shoulders. Ability to reach overhead, above shoulder and/or
chest level to place parts and dies in machine. Concentrated mental attention
required to perform calculations and set up machine. Continuous visual demand
to position parts in machine safely and efficiently. Mental/visual attention
required to perform set-up. Must be able to recognize machine difficulties
quickly and take action to stop machine. 


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