Break Press Operator
Program industrial bending machines to shape metal.
Tends one or more machine tools, special-purpose machines, or industrial robots to machine metal workpieces to specifications on production basis: Lifts workpiece manually or using hoist and secures workpiece in fixture or loads automatic feeding device. Starts machine, engages feed, and observes operation. Inspects and measures machined workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as preset comparator, fixed gauges, calipers, micrometer, or microscope. May move machine controls and guides to adjust machine. May replace worn machine accessories, such as cutting tools or brushes. May add coolant to machine reservoir and turn valve to start flow of coolant. May file, sand, or shape machined parts, using handtools and power tools. May clean machined parts, using degreasing tank or solvent and rags. May machine plastics or other nonmetals. May tend machines and equipment other than machine tools.