Punch Press Operator - Montpelier, IN - Morales Group

Punch Press Operator in Montpelier, IN

Punch Press Operator Summary:

Role is under general supervision according to established policy and procedures, set-up and operates various sizes and types of machines automatically shaping parts to blueprint specifications and set-up charts. This position is required to comply with all safety rules and maintain clean equipment.


  • Operator punch press
  • Reads measuring equipment: micrometers, calipers and such
  • Performs adjustment and replacement to maintain a quality product
  • Complete all die set ups in press.
  • Load steel, moves scrap and finished parts from machinery
  • Operates PIV to deliver tubs and raw material to machinery
  • Utilize crane to move steel throughout department
  • Operates die cart to load/unload and transport dies
  • Maintain housekeeping standards
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • General mechanical knowledge and ability
  • Drive and operate forklift
  • Operate overhead cranes
  • Read and understand blueprints

Competencies (5-10 Critical Areas of Understanding/Practice for the role):

  • Basic mathematical understanding and ability (add, subtract, divide units of measurement)
  • Common sense understanding to carry out work instructions
  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Able to write a simple sentence to provide information
  • Basic computer knowledge and ability to find information and enter data
  • Analytical skills necessary to evaluate and solve die and press problems to run quality parts

Physical Demands:

  • Walking, standing and moving for 8-hour shift
  • Use of hands, arms and fingers regularly, pushing and pulling regularly
  • Bending, reaching and climbing occasionally
  • Use of eyes for visual inspection of parts
  • Lifting heavy material up to 35 pounds regularly and occasionally up to 80 pounds, assisted lift for weight over 35 lbs.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Hearing protection
  • Safety Glasses
  • Leather Gloves when handling banding
  • Cut-resistant gloves when handling steel and sharp parts
  • Safety shoes – slip-resistant and safety toe
  • Hard hat when operating the crane
  • Face Shield when blowing out equipment
  • Other additional PPE may be required when operating machinery or using chemicals

Working Conditions:

Inside production facility, the temperature fluctuates depending on the season. Noise levels require hearing protection. Working around powered industrial vehicles. Production floor can become slippery with oil. Conditions include working with and around chemicals and oils.

Job Type:



$16.88 /hour

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