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KMC Stampings
Attn: Human Resources
1221 S. Park Street
Port Washington, WI 53074
Fax: 262-387-2102

Punch Press Setup / Operator

Department: Manufacturing / Production
Location: Port Washington, WI
Posted: August 1, 2018


1st Shift- Full Time



Position Summary

Safely and efficiently operates punch press equipment to make parts at-rate and accurately to print. Will learn and perform setup tasks to KMC standards under the direction of Setup Technicians. Will train and provide guidance to new Production Helpers and Punch Press Operators.


  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Opportunity for vertical and horizontal internal growth
  • A business casual work environment
  • Competitive, experienced-based wage
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Choice of medical insurance plans, one that offers $0 employee premium
  • Group insurance plans (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • Disability insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid personal time and vacation after 60 days
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Free coffee


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required.


  • High school diploma or general education (GED) and two years of relevant punch press manufacturing experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to do count, add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure including whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, specifications, and memos. Ability to effectively communicate with customers and other employees of the organization.
  • Able to utilize computer and input data
  • Ability to interpret part prints
  • Ability to accurately measure a manufactured part using advanced metrology equipment (i.e. height gage, CMM, Comparator)

Key Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.



  • Under the direction of Setup Technicians, assist in the machine setup process by learning how to setup punch press equipment to KMC standards to ensure jobs can be run safely and at-rate
  • Operate press safely and effectively to meet standard rates, performing coil changes and minor adjustments as defined by work instructions
  • Adhere to defined quality procedures to ensure quality parts through the use and care of defined measuring equipment such as calipers, micrometers, height gages, and optical comparator
  • Accurately record labor, inventory, tooling and production job data in ERP system
  • Will perform basic material handling duties with the use of manual pallet jack to move material, dies, and stage parts. Will operate a crane to load and unload raw materials
  • Maintain equipment thru weekly preventative maintenance tasks and submit timely maintenance work orders
  • May provide direction to Production Helpers and Operators during run and setup, as well as train new Production Helpers and Operators
  • Provide continuous improvement suggestions for jobs running through the Punch Press department
  • Must be able to perform all the duties of a Punch Press Operator
  • Other duties as assigned or required


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