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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates power brake to bend, notch, punch, form rolls, arc, or straighten metal plates or sheet metal and structural shapes to blueprint or sketch specifications: Selects, positions, and aligns dies in machine ram and bed, using shims, rule, square, or templates.

  • 2) Turns setscrews or bolts to fasten clamp bar that holds dies in position.

  • 3) Turns adjustment screws to set specified pressure of ram and clearance between dies to thickness of metal, as indicated by calibrated scale or feelers.

  • 4) Lays out or details layout on work stock from blueprints or templates.

  • 5) Positions workpiece manually or with crane, to align layout marks to dies.

  • 6) Starts machine to lower ram or depresses pedal to activate ram that bends or cuts metal.

  • 7) Sets stops on machine bed and repositions stock to run successive pieces, or to perform multiple operations.

  • 8) Verifies dimensions of workpiece, using template or scale.

  • 9) May preheat metal in furnace or by using oxyacetylene torch.

  • 10) May grind laps or burrs from edges of workpiece, using portable grinder.

  • 11) May devise and build temporary dies.

  • 12) May operate apron brake which bends metal by forcing metal between movable apron and horizontal bending bar.

  • 13) May be designated according to type material processed as Brake Operator, Sheet Metal I; or according to special operations required to process thick metal as Brake Operator, Heavy Duty.




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DOT:   617.360-010

Job Number: 1077