Punch Press Set Up

Lake Air Metal Products, LLC

New Hope, MN

Lake Air Products is a fast-growing company that is proud to live by our Core Values, Customer Focus, Passion for Performance and Right People Best Teams.

We are currently adding new Punch Press Set Up for all our growing New Hope location on 2nd and Wknd shift. We offer flexible scheduling with either 3, 4 or 5-day work weeks! If you can answer any of the following questions or are looking to get into the sheet metal industry, this could be a great position for you! 


Do you want to work in a company where you can challenge yourself and be recognized for your hard work?

Do you have what it takes to learn the best and latest tools, equipment, and machines the industry has to offer in sheet metal?

Do you want to work for a company that always promotes within?


Lake Air Products Offers:

  • A competitive wage 
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, STD, LTD, and 401K with employer match)
  • Paid Time Off/ Holiday Pay 
  • Gym Reimbursement 
  • Tuition reimbursement 


  • Complex set ups with little or no defects.
  • Ability to manage multiple machines to include automatic machines.
  • Knowledge of bend allowances.
  • Complex set ups with little supervision.
  • Determines layout of work to be done.
  • Inspects work pieces for conformance to specifications and adjusts machine to correct errors.
  • Knowledge of using proper punch and die clearances according to material type and thickness.
  • Cleans, lubricates and has ability to do maintenance on machines.
  • Maintains inventory accuracy.
  • Ability to manage secondary operations.
  • Assembles, installs, and aligns dies in press according to specifications.
  • Positions work piece against fixtures or stops on machine bed or on die.
  • Starts press and observes operation to detect misalignment or malfunction.
  • Operates forklifts.
  • Ability to operate a single stage Punch Press.
  • Read tape measures, dial calipers and Vernier calipers.
  • Read blueprints and do a flat layout from them.
  • Ability to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 2-5 years varied manufacturing experience preferred
  • Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission
  • Flexible and able to multi-task; can work with an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Bend and lift, loading and unloading work pieces on to pallets, and move from one work station to another, alternately sitting and standing
  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds throughout the day.
  • Perform repetitive work more than 10 hours per day, including weekends.
  • Read fine print and distinguish colors.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE).