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Press Brake Operator

Fabrication | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:               Press Brake Operator

SHIFT:                       Day Shift      6:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday
                                   Night Shift   8:00pm - 6:30am, Monday - Thursday

LOCATION:              Blackfoot, Idaho


The Press Brake Operator will utilize industrial press brakes to produce the metal parts used to manufacture equipment. based on customer orders. The Operator is responsible for the correct set up. operation, and maintenance of press brakes and other equipment used to cut, bend, and clean material.  The Operator will use bills of material, mechanical drawings, customer order specifications, verbal instructions, and sample parts to produce parts with accurate form, fit, and function.  The Operator is responsible for  marking, cleaning, moving, and organizing parts according to current job packet.  Operators will be available for fluctuating shifts and overtime where appropriate in order to respond to production needs.  Fabricators will demonstrate a high level of responsibility and accountability while working effectively and efficiently on assigned tasks.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Safely and efficiently operate machinery to produce metal parts per customer orders in accordance with the timelines identified in the build plan;
  • Understand the definition of quality and know the measurements for determining quality products;
  • Inspect parts, both visually and technically (dimensional inspection), to ensure accuracy and quality standards have been met;
  • Understand parts usage, correct parts flow, and proper organization/staging of parts between product lines;
  • Become a technical expert for products fabricated and be top performer in workmanship, safety, and work ethics;
  • Safely operate material handling equipment such as forklift and overhead crane;
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance on machinery;
  • Keep and maintain accurate production records using timesheets and other methods identified by Supervisor;
  • Recommend process improvements and participate in process improvement efforts;
  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and resolve problems.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absence;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Previous manufacturing or fabrication experience preferred;
  • Proficient in basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division);
  • Proficient in all types of measuring tools as required (tape measures, micrometers, calipers, etc.);
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Experience reading and interpreting instructional drawings and schematics;


Heavy work involving:

  • Climbing      
  • Balancing      
  • Stooping  
  • Kneeling    
  • Crouching    
  • Crawling    
  • Reaching    
  • Standing    
  • Walking    
  • Pushing    
  • Pulling
  • Hearing        
  • Talking          
  • Grasping    
  • Feeling       
  • Handling      
  • Repetitive Motions
  • Small motor skills
  • Visual acuity
  • Lifting (Up to 50 lbs) 


  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions typical of a manufacturing environment.  There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  The environment includes a variety of physical conditions such a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working on scaffolding or other high places. The employee may be exposed to one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:   $15.00/hr., DOE

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page