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Entry Level Punch Press Operator [Archived] - Fridley, MN


Fridley, MN



SUMMARY: Entry level punch press machine operation. Operates a variety of punch press equipment to produce metal parts that meet print specifications. May include basic machine set-up.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs all duties and responsibilities with an emphasis on safety.
  • With close supervision, operates most types of punch press equipment, including coil or sheet fed presses and drill presses, by feeding and controlling their operation.
  • Receives and works from work orders and prints for each job, using shop calculations/math if necessary, to ensure proper types, quantities and quality of each part are produced.
  • Uses a variety of precision measuring and gauging tools to perform part inspections before and during each production run.
  • Monitors machines at all times for proper operation.
  • Completes all shop traveler and timekeeping documentation as required for each job.
  • Continuous learning with regard to machine operation in order to gain skills and proficiency to operate more complicated machines on more difficult work, including machine setup.
  • Works with close supervision in coordination with other team members and other departments in the company,
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance.


  • Initiates and participates in continuous process improvement projects when identified.
  • Keeps work area clean and orderly
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successful, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


High School Diploma or GED required.


Ability to effectively read, write and speak the English language or the ability to communicate effectively in this plant environment.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Punch Press Operator – Class C Con’t

Knowledge of shop mathematics.


Requires a high degree of attention, mental alertness and care to prevent injury to self and others when operating machines.


Able to pass the company’s drug testing requirements.

Must conform to all performance and attendance standards deemed applicable by E.J. Ajax and Sons.

Must adhere to all E.J. Ajax and Sons policies and conduct expectations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly during the shift.

Requires a very high degree of precision in work where errors are costly and control, accuracy and delicate touch are required. Regularly uses hands and fingers to manipulate a wide variety of high precision tools.

Regularly bends, twists, stoops, pushes, pulls and reaches with hands and arms. Must be able to stand, or sit as needed for the entire shift.

Very keen vision and hearing is required.

Must have good physical strength and stamina, good hand-eye coordination and good dexterity in hand manipulation and muscle coordination.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Exposed to loud noise most of the shift. Authorized hearing protection is required.

Exposed to a wide range of heat and cold, primarily due to normal fluctuations in indoor production area temperatures, and occasionally due to exposure to outdoor conditions.

Regularly works with cutting oils and solvents.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 /hour

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Manufacturing: 1 year

Required language:

  • English
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