Punch Press Set Up Specialist

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Title: Punch Press Set Up Specialist
Location: Seattle, Washington
Dept.:  Machine Shop
Reports to:  Production Manager
Hours: First Shift Full Time M/F



Ability to learn to set-up & operate punch press machines with a strong mechanical aptitude and a working knowledge of machine practices.   A willingness to work and collaborate in a team environment.



  • Determines dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece and setup requirements from work-orders, blueprints, drawings, manuals, specifications, templates or verbal instructions.
  • Selects, aligns, and secures holding fixtures, cutting tools, dies, attachments, accessories, and materials on punch press.
  • Assigns operators to specific jobs, providing assistance and monitoring for quality and efficiency.
  • Calculates and sets controls to regulate manufacturing factors such as speed, feed, or production rate.
  • Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance or defective production, and adjusts machine controls as required.
  • Sets up and operates machine on trial run to verify accuracy of settings.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work pieces to specifications.
  • Confers with set-ups and other machinists and production personnel to resolve manufacturing or assembly problems.
  • Ensures the adherence to production safety and health standards, policies and procedures by monitoring personnel, machinery and work environment.  Immediately notifies supervisor and/or Human Resources Director of any safety and health concerns and problems”.



  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent
  • One year of aerospace manufacturing experience
  • Language Skills:
  • Ability to understand policies, procedures and carry-out complex instructions and clearly give feedback and information to co-worker
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing geometry and math skills, such as decimals and fractions
  • Ability to use the following programs:
  • Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Independent, accurate use of precision measuring tools.
  • Ability to analyze and manipulate DRO information.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate standard and special cutters, materials, rivets, and tools.
  • Thorough familiarity with assigned machinery and their individual parts in assigned area.
  • Understanding of work-orders, blueprints, tooling and department workflow.
  • Other Qualifications :
  • Working knowledge of quality system concepts and procedures.
  • Beginning American Sign Language skills, preferred.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Stand up to 8 hours, with standard rest-periods.
  • Ability to perform work assignments requiring repetitive motion.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@seattlelh.org or to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn.: Don Helsel
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, Washington 98144

Telephone: (206) 436-2160
Fax: (206) 436-2244
TTY: (206) 324-1388

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