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Press Brake Operator in Minneapolis at GPAC

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Title: Press Brake Operator

Primary Objective:

Operate press brakes to form a variety of sheet metal components within customers tolerances and company quality standards.


  • Works with Cad and Project Manager for improvement on layout and process improvements.
  • Works from drawings, sketches, routing notes, and instructions to determine operational requirements and makes arithmetic calculations to develop formed lasered sheet metal parts.
  • Uses calculator to perform math calculations for forming operations.
  • Works on small to large parts where the tolerance and accuracy are normally difficult and hard to maintain.
  • Uses proper dies and automated back gauge to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Uses tape, caliper, square and protractor to determine product conformity to requirements.
  • Checks work as necessary to assure holding prescribed tolerances to maintain quality standards.
  • Reports any problems on machines to maintenance.
  • Detects defective materials, unusual conditions or operating difficulties for reporting and relays information to supervisors.
  • Performs related work as apparent or assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • High school education or equivalent.
    • 1+ years of fabrication and press brake operator experience.
    • Knowledge of shop math applications.
    • Ability to read/interpret complex drawings, routings and instructions.
    • Ability to use a variety of hand tools, measuring instruments, and operation of all related sheet metal and fabricating equipment.
    • Maintains and determines efficient methods, organization of work, selection of proper dies, and takes care to maintain finish.
    • Thorough knowledge of other departments and functions as such relates to the press brake area.

    Please contact Meghan Gorsuch directly at 605-681-6077 or for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested.

    GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 28 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or protected veteran status.