Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.
Adjuster, Brake Press Operator, Die Cutter, Die Setter, Equipment Technician, Fabrication Operator, Fabricator, Machine Operator, Machine Setter, Machining Associate, Operator, Press Brake Operator, Press Operator, Press Setup Operator, Punch Press Operator, Saw Operator, Set-Up Operator, Setup Technician, Shear Operator, Shearman, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Slitter Operator
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