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Break Press/Shear Operator 

  • Examine completed workpieces for defects, such as chipped edges or marred surfaces and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
    Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
    Set stops on machine beds, change dies, and adjust components, such as rams or power presses, when making multiple or successive passes.
    Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
    Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
    Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools.
    Install, align, and lock specified punches, dies, cutting blades, or other fixtures in rams or beds of machines, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.
    Read work orders or production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, locations of cutting lines, or dimensions and tolerances.
    Position guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direct workpieces, using hand tools and measuring devices.
    Position, align, and secure workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds or on dies.
    Load workpieces, plastic material, or chemical solutions into machines.
    Adjust ram strokes of presses to specified lengths, using hand tools.
    Clean and lubricate machines.
    Mark identifying data on workpieces.
    Clean work area.
    Plan sequences of operations, applying knowledge of physical properties of workpiece materials.
    Operate forklifts to deliver materials.
    Lubricate workpieces with oil.
    Turn controls to set cutting speeds, feed rates, or table angles for specified operations.
    Scribe reference lines on workpieces as guides for cutting operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications.
    Place workpieces on cutting tables, manually or using hoists, cranes, or sledges.
    Turn valves to start flow of coolant against cutting areas or to start airflow that blows cuttings away from kerfs.
    Thread ends of metal coils from reels through slitters and secure ends on recoilers.
    Grind out burrs or sharp edges, using portable grinders, speed lathes, or polishing jacks.
    Remove housings, feed tubes, tool holders, or other accessories to replace worn or broken parts, such as springs or bushings.
    Replace defective blades or wheels, using hand tools.
    Set blade tensions, heights, and angles to perform prescribed cuts, using wrenches.
    Select, clean, and install spacers, rubber sleeves, or cutters on arbors.
    Hand-form, cut, or finish workpieces, using tools such as table saws, hand sledges, or anvils.
    Preheat workpieces, using heating furnaces or hand torches.
    Sharpen dulled blades, using bench grinders, abrasive wheels, or lathes.
    Hone cutters with oilstones to remove nicks.


Offers of employment are contigent upon passing an HPE (Human Performance Exam) that tests the capability of likely physical requirements of the specific position. 

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Certification, some College or Trade School Attendance



  • Basic Computer Skills, CNC Programming, Blueprint Reading, Material Knowledge, Construction Math Skills, Communication Skills, Operate Tools like Calipers, Micrometers, Mills and Lathes.


Physical Abilities

  • Lift 100 lbs. frequently, bending, and stooping, ability to stand up to 8 hours. Ability to move back and forth 36” horse.


Work Conditions

  • Dusty environment, noisy environment, visual hazards.
Position CNC Operator  
Location Phat Bernalillo, NM  
About the Organization Established in 1985, Amfabsteel, Inc. is a design-build structural steel fabricator located in Bernalillo, NM. Nationally known for our design build, design assist, and more widely known for developing the technology to take a project from concept through fabrication almost completely digitally. Over our 31 years in business, we have developed and are continuing to perfect cutting edge, highly innovative technology and fabrication processes. Our enormous strides in developing the technology to go straight from a 3-D model to production enables an output of over 50,000 ton of structural steel annually.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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