at HM Dunn Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Job Summary:  Sets up and operates powered machinery to bend, form, stretch, notch, punch, or straighten metals and structural shapes as specified by work orders, blueprints, drawings, or layouts. 


  1. Sets stops on machine bed, changes dies, and adjusts components, such as ram or power press, when making multiple or successive passes.
  2. Operates power press, power brake, foot-powered press, hydraulic press, batwing, or like machinery to bend, form, notch, stretch, punch or straighten metals.
  3. Selects and positions flat, block, radius, or special purposes die sets into ram and bed of machine, using hoist, crane, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  4. Installs, aligns, and secures gears, holing fixtures, dies to machine bed, using gauges, and/or templates, and hand tools.
  5. Measures work piece and verifies dimensions and weight, using micrometer, template, straightedge, and scale.


  1. Inspects work pieces for defects.
  2. Lifts, positions, and secures work pieces between dies of machine using crane.
  3. Lubricates work pieces with oil.
  4. Grinds out burrs and sharp edges, using portable grinder, speed lathe and polishing jack.
  5. Hand forms, cuts, or finishes work pieces using proper tools.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and assigned task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, competency, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  2. Minimum 2 years previous experience as a machine operator or related experience required.
  3. Must be able to accurately read detail part and assembly blue prints.  
  4. Ability to apply basic math, including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  5. Ability to communicate verbally in one-on-one situations with management and co-workers; listen to others without interrupting and get clarification when needed.
  6. Ability to safely and properly use gauges, calipers, and other tools and equipment.
  7. Ability to identify proper materials and supplies according to specifications.
  8. Strong attention to detail and focus on quality and accuracy.
  9. Exhibits dependability, including following instructions; responding to supervisor’s direction; and taking responsibility for own actions.
  10. Ability to take initiative, including asking for and offering help when needed; performs work independently without being prompted
  11. Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; and work within deadlines.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as blue prints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively in front of customers or employees.   Ability to read, write and understand the English language.  Ability to communicate verbally in one-on-one situations with customers, management and co-workers, including the ability to communicate complex design issues to non-technical recipients; and the ability to listen to others without interrupting and get clarification when needed.  

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

Reasoning Ability:  Must be able to solve practical problems involving several concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.   Ability to read, analyze and interpret simple and complex instructions, work orders, and technical procedures.  Ability to read and understand blue prints and specifications.   Ability to research and resolve issues relating to projects.  Ability to perform repetitive mental functions.

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and occasionally walk.  The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; stoop, and kneel.  Specific vision requirements include close-up vision.

Work Environment:  The work characteristics described throughout this job description are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  The work environment is usually well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor manufacturing setting with adequate ventilation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  There is generally no exposure to danger.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

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Job Posting: 12385330

Posted On: Jan 17, 2023

Updated On: Feb 16, 2023

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