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 Experienced Press Brake Operator
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Van Loon Industries

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Job Description

Actively recruiting an experienced press brake operator to set up and operate a press brake used to form sheet plate.  The position is for experienced metal plate, press brake operators ONLY.  There is a strong company focus on quality and customer service.

This is not a stamping press position.  


Job requirements:  The right candidate must have the following abilities/experience:

  • High school diploma and at least 2 years of  “on the job” experience setting up and operating a press brake to form metal plate

  • the ability to read and interpret blueprints and layout drawings and have Mathematical aptitude

  • possess a strong working knowledge of tolerances

  • understand the function of press brake back gauges and how to set them

  • be able to select the proper tooling based on looking at the job as well as loading and setting the tooling properly

  • be familiar with basic hand held measuring tools

  • Must be available to work Saturday hours, if needed

  • The operator must be a “thinking person” with strong attention to detail and ability to follow concise directions

  • Ability to work well with others with minimal supervision (some jobs will require a helper)

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

  • Good verbal and written communication skills


We also prefer the candidate to have the following abilities/experience:

  • experience with Pacific and Cincinnati press brakes

  • would ideally have experience forming thicker types of plate ~ approximately ¼” – 1.00” thick

  • should be familiar and able to do their own “shimming” of the dies

  • should be familiar with and efficient at scrolling/bump forming accurately

  • Need to be flexible and willing to operate other machinery or assemble if necessary

Additional Requirements:

  • Successfully pass all pre-employment requirements (i.e. drug screen, job physical, employment verification and criminal background)

How to Apply

Email: Loras@vligroup.com

If you are a good fit for this position, please submit your resume with "Experienced Press Brake Operator" in the subject line.  

Must include three business references and their contact information in your email.

Principals only apply, No Recruiters.

This is a great opportunity for a skilled press brake operator to join an established, precision sheet metal manufacturing company with a strong record of customer satisfaction in the Midwest region.

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  • Employer Name: Van Loon Industries
  • Address: 51583 Filomena Drive
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  • City: Shelby Twp
  • State/Province/Region: MI
  • Zip/Postal Code: 48315-1554
  • Website: www.vligroup.com
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  • Description: METAL FABRICATION

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