Set-up, adjust and operate various sizes and types of punch presses to produce parts in accordance with specifications. Set, align and secure dies, set ram stroke, etc. to perform such operations as blank, shear, punch, form, draw, upset etc. in progressive, compound, cam acting or combination dies of complicated design. Set stripper, ejecting and safety devices, mechanical hitch, rook, servo feeds. Program all sensoring and tonnage monitors. Convert multi-purpose dies and improvise standard set-ups for special adaptations when required. Work from drawings and templates. Use measuring instruments incidental to operations. Proceed with a minimum of supervision and direction. Work is subject to process and final inspection.
Selects and aligns dies in press according to specifications.
Adjusts ram stroke to specified length.
Positions work piece against fixtures or stops on machine bed or on die.
Starts press and observes operation to detect misalignment or malfunction.
Regulates air pressure and oil pressure.
Inspects work pieces for conformance to specifications and adjusts machine to correct errors.
Packages parts in appropriate containers.
Cleans and lubricates machines.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). One to three months related experience and/or training is preferred. Experience with air feed, roll feed, and secondary operations, and the ability to do fast setups within the department is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in English. Ability to write routing reports and correspondence in English. Ability to speak effectively in English before groups.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to understand and convert to metric. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must be able to read blueprints. Should be familiar with inspection equipment such as venire and micrometer.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.