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Brake Press Operator

Cambridge, ON


STRIVE is a specialist recruitment firm offering proactive recruitment solutions in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Corporate Administration, and Manufacturing Operations. STRIVE supports various clients from small to medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 organizations for their permanent, contract, and temporary recruitment needs


Our client is currently seeking a skilled Brake Press Operator & Set Up Specialist to join their team. The ideal candidate will have experience in operating and setting up brake press machinery, with a strong attention to detail and a dedication to producing precise and accurate parts.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $21.00-$23.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • Read specifications or follow verbal instructions
  • Lay out, set up, and operate one or more light or heavy metalworking machines such as shears, power presses, saws, plate rolls, drills, brakes, slitters, punch presses, computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment, and other hand tools to cut, bend, roll, ream, punch and drill, weld or otherwise shape and form metal stock into parts or products.
  • Use various measuring tools to check the product for the correct shape, dimensions, and other specifications.
  • Accurately and promptly report all manufactured quantities for acceptable and scrap parts for each work order in the ERP system. Reporting errors must be communicated to your supervisor.
  • Ensure brake presses, turret punches, and lasers are set up appropriately for long and short-run orders.
  • Load lasers with appropriate steel sheets for orders.
  • Troubleshoot production machinery to keep the shift running by performing minor corrections or repairs.
  • Start up and set up additional machines if basic troubleshooting procedures fail.
  • Contact appropriate management personnel for machinery emergencies that would otherwise result in shift cancellation.


  • Three years of experience in a Brake Press role
  • Ability to read alpha and numeric work orders and part numbers
  • Ability to use measuring equipment such as verniers and angle protractors
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Communicate with all levels of the Company using excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Work independently without excessive supervision and review work for accuracy within specified time constraints.
  • Completion of high school and/or equivalent experience
  • Post-secondary education in a CNC Set-Up or Maintenance or equivalent mechanical knowledge
  • Valid Forklift Certification
  • One or more years of experience operating a Turret Punch and Laser


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