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Prince Industries Press Brake Operator - 1st Shift in Batavia, Illinois


Performs operation for production such as press brake/hardware insertion, milling machines, secondary equipment and grinders, etc. to fabricate metallic and nonmetallic workpieces to specified print. Hours for this role are Monday - Friday from 6am - 2:30pm.


  • Understands and observes all necessary safety procedures: safety glasses, shoes, ear protection, machine interlocks, lifting guidelines, etc. as designated in specific work area assigned.

  • Performs a variety of tasks by using established guidelines with limited judgement to perform functions of the job.

  • Daily walk around Press Brake doing a visual inspection of all areas and verify its in a clean working condition.

  • Check the oil level of the Press Brake and make sure back gages are clean and greased.

  • Check all electrical equipment and components to be functioning correctly.

  • Tooling that is being used should be visually inspected, any tool that is cracked or damaged must be moved to the MRB Area.

  • Requires little supervision.

  • Trains and/or assists department employees as to machine operation, procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Visually and dimensionally inspects production parts for any defects and reports defects to

    immediate supervisor.

  • Verifies conformance of workpiece to specifications, using measuring instruments such as

    micrometers, calipers, and go-no-go gauges and other instructed equipment.

  • Required to use statistical process control techniques.

  • Reads blueprint for such information as dimensions and tolerances (i.e. GD&T).

  • Reads and interprets the Job Traveler for such information as number of workpieces to be machined, job rate, sequence of operation, etc.

  • Understands and follows Prince Industries quality certifications (i.e. ISO, QS) as relates to position.

  • Independently perform all job duties of machine operation with little or no instruction required

    such as: - Machine startup

    - Adjust tooling to maintain proper sizes - Replace broken or worn tooling - Identify non-functioning safety equipment or unsafe conditions - Conduct daily preventative maintenance checks to include proper coolant levels, filters, fan operation, cleans the machine as needed, etc.
  • Secures all tooling and instruments required (Doc # PQ01F02).

  • Troubleshoots and makes adjustments to equipment as needed for problem resolution.

  • Completes necessary job related paperwork to include tags, inspection documents,

    production log, etc.

  • Responsible for maintaining the quality, protection and storage of the completed product (ex: layer packing, rust preventative oils, box weight, etc.).

  • Identify and recognize necessary tooling required for safe and efficient daily operations. (i.e. drills, work holding, etc..) using ANSI/ISO Tooling Nomenclature.

  • Proficient in the use of basic inspection equipment.

  • Able to complete simple machine set up and/or machine adjustments according to print specifications. (ex: remove and/or set tools, etc.)

  • Transports finished materials, manually or using pallet jack, to area indicated on the Job Traveler.

  • Establishes, verifies and maintains the established production rate as indicated on the Job Traveler and reports any discrepancies immediately to department supervisor.

  • Observes and listens to machine operation to detect malfunctions, such as worn or damaged

    cutting tools, etc.

  • Cleans all spills and noticeable grease spots on floor in shop work area.

  • Positions and secures work-piece in holding device, machine table, chuck, centers, or fixtures.

  • Works effectively with all department personnel and co-workers in a harmonious and cooperative manner to meet the needs and goals established by the company.

  • Maintains good housekeeping in work area.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor; may include department transfers to meet production needs.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

  • Previous experience, apprenticeship or formal training.

  • Minimum of 3 or more years machine set up experience in the field or related field.


  • Ability to recognize and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers as needed.

  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral or written instructions.

  • Ability to perform intermediate shop math skills and calculations: fraction conversions, divide, multiply, basic right angle trigonometry, percentages, etc.

  • Knowledge of Prince Industries quality policy and standards.

  • Basic computer skills to perform job/part inquiry, data collection and input.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and use problem solving techniques for problem resolution.

  • Excellent knowledge of machine equipment and tooling requirements.

  • Familiarity and working knowledge with a variety of the industry's concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Mechanically inclined.


  • Regularly required to stand, and reach the duration of shift, 8-10 hours.

  • Frequently required to talk or hear.

  • Occasionally required to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or bend.

  • Frequently required to perform repetitive or short-cycles work.

  • Regularly lift, push or pull up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision in which 20/20 or corrected vision to 20/20 vision is required.

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles resulting from metalworking coolants and oils.

  • The noise level in the work environment is generally loud in which hearing protection is required.


  • Paid vacation and holidays (9 per year)

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans

  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with strong employer match

  • Company paid life insurance & AD&D

  • 100% tuition reimbursement for job relation classes

  • PPE reimbursement

  • Your specific benefits package will depend on your position, location, and years of service with Prince.