Lead Operator/CNC Punch Press

April 4, 2023 at 8:16 pm by Amanda Canale

Job type: Full-time

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the CNC Punch Press Operator supports Production operations through various channels to include operating machinery, conducting quality checks, reading blueprints, assisting in finishing operations, and moving finished product to S&R for final shipment. This role will provide exposure to all areas of the business depending on the demands and needs of the operation. The priority will be to support plant operations to ensure quality products are manufactured and shipped on time. This role requires someone with a keen attention to detail and conduct various tasks in a changing environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Set-up and operate Amada 2510 NT CNC Punch Press
  • Program parts using (G/M Codes)
  • Recommend require tooling for new parts
  • Support other fabricator duties as needed

Major Responsibilities:   

  • Take all necessary precautions to work safely, follow all safety policies and procedures and wear appropriate PPE.
  • Cross-train on Press Brake; operate depending on Production schedule.
  • Complete value-added processes such as drilling, tapping, post-machining, deburring and polishing.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and light repairs on processing equipment.
  • Properly use and read measurement equipment and gauges (calipers, tapes, etc.)
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information on blueprints.
  • Strong math skills (Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations).
  • Safely move and handle large, heavy metal sheets, plates, and parts using proper equipment.
  • Verify conformance of parts to specification. 1st article and lot inspection.
  • Assist with the organization, identification, count verification, pre-packaging, and closure of work orders with Purchasing and Shipping departments.
  • Keep work areas clean and organized.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: High school or equivalent. (Required)
  • Computer competency and willingness to operate industrial machinery. (Required)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in English, both written and orally.
  • Physical ability: pushing, pulling, sit, or stand for long periods of time, manual dexterity, visual acuity and mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to operate a CNC Punch Press.
  • Ability to effectively program using 3i, SMP or other G/M code software.
  • Good mechanical aptitude and skills.
  • Must be cooperative, willing to share knowledge, cross-train, take on additional responsibilities, and hold self-accountable.
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment and be results-orientated and be able to adapt quickly to change and work under tight deadlines.


  • 2+ experience with metal fabrication experience
  • Knowledge of G code and AP100, 3i or SMP a STRONG plus
  • Solid understanding of Press Brake, CNC, Shears, Turrets
  • Manufacturing: 2 years (Required)
  • CNC programming: 1 year (Required)

Working at SEM:

Founded in 1967, SEM provides high security data destruction equipment to Federal Government Agencies, the US Military and Intelligence Community as well as commercial clients such as hyperscale data centers and other security-focused organizations. As a small privately-owned company, SEM offers a unique work environment that encourages and rewards innovation, drive, self-awareness, and individual contribution. Each member of our small but mighty team of 60 works hard, wears many hats, has a voice in the company, interacts with all levels of the organization daily, and is never afraid to roll up their sleeves. At SEM, our people are unequivocally our most important asset, and their contribution to the company is rewarded with not only a competitive salary, but also a work-life balance second to none and benefits that rival large companies.

Please send your cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hr@semshred.com.