Press Brake Operator

Quality Tool

Brookings, SD

Press Brake Operator Job Description

*Potential to Earn $2500 Hiring Bonus

Press Brake Operator

1st Shift: Monday - Friday (6:00am - 2:30pm)

Quality Tool is an ISO9001:2015 certified contract precision metal manufacturing company delivering metal components to Fortune 500 companies at our **Brookings, SD **facility. We are seeking a skilled Press Brake Operator to work our 1st Shift.The nature of the work is a mix of small to medium quantity runs with frequent set-ups.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and run forming operations with tolerances of +/- .010” to +/- .030” on .036 gauge to .500 thick materials.
  • Set-up and run CNC controlled press brakes.
  • Inspect work, making necessary notations on work routers.
  • Reviews job/production orders and interprets accompanying prints and drawings to determine job requirements, check for accuracy of information, and identify any discrepancies or special needs.
  • Ensures that all work is done in accordance with and adheres to Company ISO and Quality standards.
  • Prepares and cleans product surfaces, as necessary, for desired operation.
  • Communication with each operator at your shift change (let them know what’s going on or coming up).
  • Trouble shoot production problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:

  • Understands and promotes company’s mission, values and quality policy.
  • Exhibits the personal characteristics we value of good attitude, intelligence, integrity and humility.
  • General working knowledge of metal fabrication.
  • Ability to read and understand job specifications, shop drawings and blueprints.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Experience inspecting your own parts using various dimensional tools such as calipers, micrometers and gages.
  • Good judgement, decision making and communications skills.
  • Good attendance and punctuality and willingness to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to work wells with others in a manufacturing/fabrication environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours.
  • Reliable transportation.

Required Education & Experience

  • 3 + years of experience in setting up and operating a Press Brake.
  • Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship program, technical or trade school training program a plus.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with company match vested at 100%
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long -Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • $2500 Sign on Bonus

Direct Hire Only – No staffing agencies


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.00 - $25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • Brookings, SD 57006: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

You should be proficient in:

  • Machine Setups for Production Runs
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Mechanical Troubleshooting Skills

Machines & technologies you'll use:

  • Press Brake (Amada, Cincinnati)