Brake Press Operator

Shift: Flexible Work Options (1st & 2nd)

Date Posted: 8/2023

Job Description


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Set up and operate brake press. Produce parts per part print while maintaining labor rates.
  • Performs 1st piece and in process inspections to verify dimensions, angles and radii are correct and per print.
  • Able to use quality inspection tools i.e., Caliper, protractor and micrometer
  • Performs angle corrections, bend length adjustments, pick and loads correct tooling base on bend radius called out on print.
  • Able to read Blueprints and understands tolerances, geometry, material thickness, and special instructions.
  • Assist with operating robotic welding equipment.
  • Maintains a clean, organized work area to support 5S initiative, personal and environment safety goals, and accomplish quality production.
  • Follows safety regulations and observes environment to ensure safe working conditions are present and corrects issues that need attention. 
  • May perform other duties as required and/or assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, physical demands and/or ability required for this position to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in a manufacturing industry or equivalent
  • Preferred – Previous experience in brake press set-up and operation

Language Skills:

  • Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals
  • Able to use computers with ease
  • Preferred -Ability to read and comprehend detailed drawings, prints, and work orders

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

  • Ability to lift, position, move, bend, flip parts in order to accomplish production goals that require loading, adjusting, turning, and removing small and large parts up to 50lbs
  • Ability to occasionally lift greater than 75lbs with assistance
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend, kneel, reach, lift, sit, in hot, cold, dusty, elevated, noisy area where foot and automated equipment movement, airborne, dust/fumes, and ultraviolet light are present
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Why Custom Equipment?

We are a growing business focused on the success of our employees and our products.

We are proud to say we have creative teams that are constantly striving to provide innovative products, distinctive quality, and unparalleled customer service.

We have exceptional benefits including paid holidays and vacations, medical insurance, a wellness program, fun company outings, retirement packages, and so much more!

We have a welding and fabrication facility in West Bend along with our assembly and headquarters located in Richfield.

If you want to learn more about joining Custom Equipment’s team please take some time and apply today!


To download and submit a printable application click here