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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: January 1st, 2019


2nd Shift


2nd: 3:30pm-1:30am

Regular work schedule is Monday through Thursday with voluntary overtime on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

Position Summary

Safely set-up and tear-down punch press equipment to KMC standards, as well as safely and efficiently operate punch press equipment to make parts at rate and accurately to print. Required to safely operate a forklift and crane to load/unload raw materials and dies within the department.


  • 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 GED and a minimum of two years of relevant experience setting up punch presses; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to 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 manufactured parts using metrology equipment (i.e. Height Gage, CMM, Comparator)
  • Understanding of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) preferred

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.

  • Setup punch press equipment to KMC standards to ensure jobs can be run safely and at-rate
  • Performs initial setup of new tooling, reactivated tooling, and sample jobs to establish Visual Work Instructions
  • Evaluate production runs to ensure run at-rate and submit change requests (routing, VWI, etc) as needed
  • Expected to troubleshoot setups and production runs and make modifications within specified limits
  • Will train and provide direction to Setup Operators, Operators and Production Helpers
  • Accurately record labor, inventory, tool maintenance requests, and job data in ERP system
  • Work with Manufacturing Lead to implement setup reduction and other continuous improvement ideas to improve performance in Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Assist Tool & Die personnel in troubleshooting, adjusting tools, and/or change over tooling
  • Will operate a crane to load and unload raw materials and will be forklift certified
  • Other duties as assigned or required