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Press Brake Operator (2nd Shift)

Company: Alamo Group
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Join our growing team of Press Brake Operators on our 2nd Shift who also strive to be the best in their field! The future is bright with exciting opportunities here at Schwarze Industries, located in Huntsville, AL.

At Schwarze, we offer you a CAREER, not just a job. Depending on education and experience, our starting rate is $19+ depending on background. Our 2nd shift will also receive a $3.00/hr shift differential. 2nd Shift schedule is 2:30PM - 10:45PM.

Job summary -

Under moderate supervision, fabricates metal products out of sheet and structural steel material according to work order, verbal instructions, and blueprints. Creates layout and outlines sequence of operations, applying knowledge of trigonometry, stock allowances for thickness, machine and welding shrinkage, and physical properties of metal. Plans fabrication processes following specifications and using knowledge gained by experience Completes first article inspections and ensures that fabricated parts, components and products meet allowed tolerances. Set-up and operates brake, rollers, shears, and drill presses. May set-up and operate Laser cutting equipment. May train others on fabrication machine and operation.

Reads/Studies drawings, sketches or other specifications and operate general fabrication equipment.

Examines work pieces and verifies requirements such as dimensions and squareness using protractor, tape measure and other tools to verify correctness of product to drawing.

Verifies position with measuring instruments, determines reference points and computes layout dimension.

Completes first article inspection and verifies completed workpieces for defects, such as chipped edges or marred surfaces to control scrap waste and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.

May receive training and assist with set up and operation of assigned simple machine(s) such as shears, saws, brakes, brake presses, ironworkers and roll formers to cut and shape components to specified dimension. Must be able to retain training given on operation of equipment.

May assist setting up, recalling programs, placing material, and positioning the cutting head for the operations of the laser cutting table.

May operate forklift and overhead crane/hoist and air tools.

Completes all documentation/paperwork accurately and timely. Responsible for movement and proper storage of material or product.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

Education and Experience:

Able to understand verbal and written instructions. Reading and comprehension of work related materials

Ability to read blueprints, sketches or drawings.

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Ability to read tape measure, square and use/read dial calipers.

Able to plan and organize work from bill of materials and production schedules.

Able to perform measurements using tape measure, protractor, square, calipers, and other measuring devices.

Good mechanical aptitude.

Able to work overtime and/or weekends as scheduled.

Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including steel toe shoes, hearing protection devices and safety glasses.

High school diploma or GED certificate preferred.

Minimum of 2-5 year in a metal fabrication environment.


Schwarze Industries (a member of Alamo Group Inc.) is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Press Brake Operator at its Huntsville, AL facility.

Why work at Schwarze?

At Schwarze, we strive to employ the most talented people in the industry. People who believe in getting the job done and those who take pride in what they do. We are dedicated to using a Total Performance Teamwork concept to produce, maintain, and market the finest, most durable, quality power sweeping equipment in the world. We offer one of the most comprehensive sweeper lines in theindustry, including models for parking area cleaning, industrial sweeping, malland shopping center sweeping, airport runway sweeping, street sweeping,milling cleanup and storm water runoff (PM-10) management. Schwarze offers competitive pay and a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Four 10s, with overtime on Fridays!
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Program with a Company Match
  • Profit Sharing Bonus
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Company Paid Short and Long-Term Disability Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Learning and Development Programs through the Alamo Group Learning Development Academy!
  • Employee Tuition Reimbursement and Dependent Scholarship Programs
  • And much more!

    To learn more about Schwarze and this position, please visit our website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!

Keywords: Alamo Group, Huntsville , Press Brake Operator (2nd Shift), Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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