Job Description

Experienced sheet metal press brake operator uses skill, knowledge and experience to read and follow detailed blueprints and schematics. Sets up, troubleshoots, maintains and operates press brake machines safely to shape multiple types of sheet metal by loading into press brake machine for shaping or straightening, aligning and positioning material to achieve specific shapes, constantly inspecting fresh sheet metal for imperfections for the optimum overall quality result

Compensation Range: $18.00 – $28.00 Hourly, DOE (Depending on experience)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Will include the following but not limited to:

  • Maintain, set up, operate and troubWears PPE and keeps work area clean and well organized
  • Safely and efficiently perform mechanical die changes with minimal down time.
  • Maintain a consistent rate of production.
  • Perform basic mechanical maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Loads and unloads sheet metal materials parts, or products onto and from press brake machine from and to pallets or skids
  • Report proper data as needed – including delay time, completion times and piece count
  • Perform quality checks to include weight, density, size; utilizing different mathematical equations and tools in short timeframes.
  • Wears PPE and keeps work area clean and well organized
  • Participates in the safety program and maintains safety practices related to machining



To perform this job successfully, 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.

  • 3 + years of experience operating hydraulic press brakes
  • Solid background working with sheet metal
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Proven measurement and mathematical fraction/decimal conversion skills using a tape measure and calipers
  • Reliable Team Player
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Amada NC-9 or H.G. Controller experience a plus
  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)


METALfx offers the following benefits to employees after 90 days of employment:

  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation based on continuous employment schedule
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Jury Duty Pay



METALfx fabricates precision parts and assemblies for leading manufacturers across the world. Our manufacturing facility in Willits, CA offers career opportunities with excellent benefits for motivated individuals who enjoy hands on work and strive to be the best.

Join The Team

Our associates share a common goal: To build a quality product that meets or exceeds expectations and is delivered on time. To accomplish this we seek high caliber associates to join our fast paced organization. If this describes you, we invite you to apply to METALfx.