J-Tec Industries, Inc
  • 13-Jul-2018 to 11-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Production
  • East Peoria, IL, USA
  • Full Time


1st Shift - M-F 6AM - 2:30PM

2nd Shift - 2:30PM - 1AM M-Th (4-10 hour shifts)

3rd Shift - 7:30PM - 6AM M-Th (4-10 hour shifts)

Team J-tec is looking for an experienced BRAKE PRESS OPERATORpreferably with 3+ years' experience. Come work and grow with us as a small locally owned manufacturing company in a neat, clean environment, with our production being independent of large local manufacturing companies and dependent on our quality and sales of our own products.  Check out our website at jtecindustries.com to see what we are all about. 

At Team J-tec we expect a 25% growth in 2018, as we design, manufacture and sell our own patented CarryMore Tugger Cart System that enables companies to cut costs and move more materials in an increasingly cost- and safety-focused Material Handling/Manufacturing Industry.  We'd love to talk with you about how you can help us achieve these goals with your qualifications for the above mentioned position.


The machine operator I operates and tends machines (brake, saw, laser, and other machines as assigned) to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, and notch, bend, straighten, or perform any other fabrication operation on metal or plastic material. 

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Load workpieces or material into machines
  • Install, align, and lock specified punches, dies, cutting blades, or other fixtures machines, using gauges, templates, feelers, shims, and hand tools.
  • Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulersExamine complete workpieces for defects.
  • Start and stop operation of machines, using triggers, levers, pedals, or buttons
  • Read work orders or production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, locations of cutting lines, or dimensions and tolerances
  • Start machines, monitor their operations, record necessary data
  • Ensure all parts are labeled and have job travelers with correct parts and record count for those parts
  • Test and adjust machine speeds or actions, according to product specifications, using gauges and hand tools
  • Have all pieces verified by quality (in the event that quality is not available, use the "buddy system" to ensure quality of pieces)
  • Responsible for managing tooling needs
  • Position, align, and secure workpieces against fixtures or stops on machine beds or on dies
  • Keep the assigned work station swept and cleaned as necessary,  keep clutter and trip hazards out of work areas 
  • Use PPE, per training, as required for the specific task being performed
  • Other jobs and/or duties as directed by Supervisor or Operations Manager



  • Education
    • High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
    • Have at least 1-2 years production manufacturing experience using a brake press
  • Knowledge
    • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
    • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Physical requirements 

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as lifting, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
  • Must be able to lift and move 50 lb parts or fixtures.
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, and reach overhead to assemble and/or move products.
  • Must be able to stand and work on your feet for an entire shift



Compensation and Benefits 

  • Starting Dependent on Relevant Experience
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts
  • $15,000 Company Paid Benefit Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays,Vacation, and Sick time
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan and Company Match Program
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