Press Brake Operator – Sheet Metal Fabricator – 2nd Shift

Orion Industries

Auburn, WA


Orion Industries is a world class aerospace manufacturing company and a leading model for social enterprise, strengthening our community so that every individual has an opportunity to access a career. We offer hope and create paths to employment through building esteem, mentoring, training, education, community services and successful businesses. Every day we know we are part of something important. Revealing the potential in every person, and uplifting people experiencing barriers to employment. 

POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the daily setup and operation of hydraulic CNC controlled press brakes in an aerospace fabrication shop. He/she may be required to assist other operators as a helper, and/or support our mission as a program mentor. This is a cross functional position within the Sheet Metal Fabrication department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate a hydraulic brake press per set-up sheet and engineering drawings.
  • Select correct tooling for the job task and follow setup documents.
  • Load, install and correctly set up the tools required per set-up sheet.
  • Produce conforming parts per customer, engineering, and quality requirements.
  • Make machine adjustments as needed to produce conforming product.
  • Complete time and quantity transactions using our ERP data collection system.
  • Make routine decisions and use problem solving to resolve basic manufacturing issues.
  • Complete manufacturing paperwork to ensure traceability requirements are met.
  • 6S - Maintain overall cleanliness and organization of the area.
  • Participate in equipment preventative maintenance at the operator level.
  • Role model proper work ethics and behaviors in line with “The Orion Way” culture.



  • Must be ok with working a 4 x 10 schedule from 3:25 p.m. to 1:55 a.m.  
  • 3+ years Press Brake experience preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret aerospace engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to use basic inspection tools to verify product conformity.
  • Experience operating a Turret Punch, Router, Water Jet, and/or Blanking Press a plus! 
  • Dependable with good work ethics.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and teach others.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Have a positive, team-based attitude!

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

The physical requirements/work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Frequent use of computer 
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to reach, manipulate, handle, and hold material
  • Frequent use of vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and spatial relationship
  • Frequent use of hearing ability to receive detailed information through oral communication
  • Frequent use of speaking ability to express or exchange ideas, communicate detailed information, or convey instructions
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, and pulling of 15 pounds. Maximum lift, carry or pull of 50 pounds. Objects that are heavier than 40 pounds require a team lift. Seek assistance if an object is heavy or awkward to lift, push or pull independently.
  • Frequent exposure to manufacturing shop floor, requiring use of Safety Glasses
  • Frequent exposure to excess noise levels, occasionally necessitating the use of Hearing Protection
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time

Benefits Offered:

  • $1/hr shift differential
  • $500 Retention Bonus paid after 60 days of employment
  • 401(k) with a percentage company-match contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance 
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Other amazing optional benefits

ITAR – US Person Status:

Due to Orion Industries’ participation in the defense industry, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requires that access to sensitive information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be accessed, viewed, or shared by US Persons as defined by law. A “US Person” can be a US citizen; a lawful permanent legal resident or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or asylee.

EEO/DEI Statement: 

Orion Industries commits to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invite employees, participants in our services, vendors, and customers to bring their authentic selves to every interaction. We seek to represent the communities we serve. We aspire to see and value people across the spectrums of age, ability, gender, race, sexual orientation, perspectives, and other visible and invisible differences. We strive to include equitable practices at the center of our daily work and believe our organization is stronger for it.

Orion Industries provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.