Turret Operator

· July 29, 2021 · 10:15 am

Position Overview:

  • The ideal Candidate is dependable, positive attitude, and able to work independently.
  • He/She is able to multi-task in a fast paced environment as well as demonstrate an initiative for success and a positive work environment.
  • Operates turret punch press to punch holes or layout marks in metal sheets, plates, strips, or bars, following charts which list machine settings for each cut: Inserts, aligns, and locks punches and dies in turret, using hammer, shims, feelers, micrometers, and setscrews.
  • Job would be 39.5 hours a week, 7:30am to 3:30pm M-F. There is opportunity for OT with this position when available.

Qualifications & Skills:


  • Aligns work piece to scale and end gauge on machine and clamps it to machine table.
  • Pushes button to turn turret to specified punch and die.
  • Turns cranks to set indicator to specified dimension on forward and lateral machine scale.
  • Operates each machine settings as specified on charts.
  • Positions center punch from turret to touch plate and turns crank to scratch layout lines.
  • May compute punch charts from blueprints, using square, scale, and applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must demonstrate an initiative for success and a positive work environment, be dependable, motivated, and able to work independently.  
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Microsoft Outlook (or other email platform) experience required
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