Brake & Shear Operator

Apogee Enterprises Wausau , WI 54402

Posted 2 months ago

Wausau Window and Wall Systems


Starting at a minimum of $21.00/hour. Candidates with relevant experience may have an opportunity to earn more upon hire.


Monday-Thursday, 5:30am to 3:00pm; Friday, 5:30am to 9:30am

Overtime (as needed): Friday, 9:30am to 3:00pm; Saturday, 5:30am to 10:30am


Set up and operate power brake press and shear to bend, notch, punch, form rolls, arc, or straighten metal sheets and structural shapes to blueprint or sketch specifications.


  • Knowledge of set up and operation of shear operation, optimizer sheets and brake press function

  • Perform quality checks throughout the operation

  • Selects, positions, and aligns dies in machine ram and bed

  • Ability to turn setscrew or bolts to fasten clamp bar that holds dies in position

  • Ability to turn adjustment screws to set specified pressure of ram and clearance between dies to thickness of metal, as indicated by calibrated scale or feelers.

  • Performs lay outs or details layout on work stock from blueprints or templates.

  • Positions work piece manually or with crane in order to align layout marks to dies

  • Starts machine to lower ram or depress pedal to activate ram that bends or cuts metal

  • Set stops on machine bed and repositions stock to run successive pieces or to perform multiple operations

  • Verifies dimensions of work piece

  • Devises and builds temporary dies

  • Perform inventory control of sheet stock

  • Operates apron brake which bends metal by forcing metal between movable apron and horizontal bending bar

  • Support Six Sigma/Lean and the continuous improvement process

  • Undertake job responsibilities in a manner of consistent with the company's Core Values

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned and required.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Ability to read and understand prints, die drawings and other supporting documentation

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Communicate effectively in a verbal and a written manner

  • Knowledge of window and curtainwall product and processes

  • Computer software proficiency in the following:

  • CTO-Pro View

  • Intranet

  • ERP software (Epicor/MES)

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Work quickly and accurately


This position has no supervisory responsibility.


The associate is indoors and regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; odor; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Regularly required to stand, reach, bend, talk, hear and move about the facility. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Company. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Apogee and our brands are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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Brake & Shear Operator

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