Job Description

Job Title: Fabrication and Press Break Operator

FLSA: Full-Time/ Non-Exempt

Reports to: Laser/Prefabrication Supervisor


FUSE is an acronym: For United States Employment. FUSE Fabrication started with a vision to employ Americans'. Since 2010, we have been dedicated to hiring and training professionals in a diverse set of disciplines and have transformed from a Custom Sheet Metal shop to a State-of the-Art manufacturing facility. FUSE Fabrication’s turn-key approach helps clients at every step of the process from design to installation, and even offers on-going maintenance. Fuse Fabrication is a specialized sheet metal fabrication company in Central Florida. Our turn-key operation features high-quality, American-made fabricated and machined products that are competitively priced. We also create lasting relationships with our customers. By investing time and attention to detail for your project we act as your partner, ensuring the best possible outcome. Quality is our number one goal.


  • Customer Orders: Prioritize production runs to assure customer orders are concluded on time, maximize machine run time plus productivity.
  • Operate Press Brake: Prepares, sets up, adjusts & operates press brake under minimal supervision to fabricate as well as form components from sheet metal or metal plates per engineering drawings & parameters.
  • Prepare Press Brake: Selects, positions, & secures dies, blades, cutters, & fixtures onto machine, using rule, square, shims, templates, hand tools, & built-in gauges.
  • Loading & Unloading: Ensures that there are enough raw materials available.  Perform loading & unloading of material by changing tools & select required machine programs.  Measures & aligns materials to be used.
  • Reducing Scrap: Select best suitable sheet size for parts to be fabricated to reduce scrap.
  • Positioning & Adjustments: Positions & clamp stop, guides, & turntables. Adjusts controls to set & regulate machining factors, such as pressure & depth of ram stroke, adjustment rolls, blade angle, & machine speed.
  • Locates & marks bending or cutting lines & reference points on workpiece, using instruments, such as rule & compass, or by tracing from templates.
  • Cutting Blades or Hoist: Positions workpiece against stops and guides or aligns layout marks with dies or cutting blades manually or using hoist.
  • Adjust Machine Settings:  Starts machine and observes machine operation to reposition workpiece, change dies, or adjust machine settings for multiple or successive passes.
  • E2 ShopTech ERP system: Use E2 ShopTech ERP system to track job time accurately & work within the time given to complete. 
  • Inspects all manufactured parts following work using rule, gauges, and templates to ensure engineering specifications and quality standards are met.
  • Maintenance on Press Brake: Performs routine maintenance on press brake as well as cleaning & sharpening tooling as needed.  Resolve mechanical issues & repair minor issues along with equipment adjustments as required.  
  • Inspect & maintain press braking equipment to conform to safety requirements.  Correct issues related to safety before performing operations.
  • Blueprints, Engineering Parameters: Perform from blueprints, engineering parameters as well as production schedules.  Establish brake press adhering print parameters & work instructions.
  • Maintains a clean work area.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Proven experience as a fabricator & machine operator with a minimum of 5-years’ experience.
  • Experience using a variety of machine & fabricating equipment, tools, and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings.
  • Knowledge of figuring and using measurements.
  • Experience in using electrical or manual tools (saws, grinders, drills, CNC brake press a plus, etc.).
  • Reading fractions & decimals (must know how to convert fractions to decimals).
  • BASIC mathematics skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and geometry).
  • Knowledge of shop & machine safety standards and use of PPE (face-shield, gloves etc.).
  • Forklift experience (preferably certified).
  • Overhead crane experience.
  • Ability to perform without difficulty and great attention to detail with goal-driven attitude.
  • Employee must be dependable and capable of working overtime hours.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
  • Professional Certifications is a plus.
  • Employee must be a team player to reach daily work schedule goals with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to perform without difficulty and great attention to detail with goal-driven attitude.
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 75% of shift and lift a maximum of 50lbs.
  • Employee must be dependable and capable of working overtime hours.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to operate the press brake.
  • Prolonged periods of standing, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying materials.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds at a time.