Sheet Metal Fabricator

Lockleed International
 Minneapolis, MN


The Intermediate Sheet Metal Fabricator is primarily responsible for safe set up and operation of multiple fabricating processes while achieving and maintaining established quality and efficiency standards.


  • Sets up and operates Cincinnati CNC press brakes, CNC Mazak, Trumpf and/or Amada lasers
  • Runs Manual sheet metal machines
  • Operates in a team environment to achieve department goals in productivity, safety, 5s and continuous improvement
  • Operates additional machines or process steps internal to primary to machine cycle times
  • Performs cutting and/or shaping metal from raw form into usable parts for Assembly or Aftermarket needs
  • Process is semi-repetitive utilizing machinery, tooling, and fixtures for set up, and requiring some minor troubleshooting and adjustment to complete assigned tasks
  • Utilizes equipment and measurement tools to drive part accuracy within print tolerances and minimize Quality Notifications and Scrap
  • Process may be non-descript or variable, requiring changeovers/setup, troubleshooting, and adjustment to complete assigned tasks
  • Flexibility: Adept at performing 2 or more processes proficiently within department
  • Quality: Assist other operators in understanding quality expectations
  • Continuous Improvement: Focus on continuous improvement. Acts as agent of change on the shop floor by influencing peers
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to perform basic metal fabrication processes – cutting, forming and punching
  • Ability to properly use measure equipment (i.e., caliper, tape measure, height gauge, plug gages, combination square, and protractor)
  • Ability to read and understand basic engineering drawings (blue prints)
  • Ability to understand and follow method layouts and process notes on routings (work order)
  • Ability to navigate production reporting
  • Ability to use basic hand tools, inspection gauges and related equipment
  • Strong math skills (count, add, subtract, multiply, divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals)
  • Competent in interpreting production orders, prints and method layouts to determine the use of fixtures and proper work procedures
  • Familiar with metal finishing techniques and metal finishing equipment
  • Able to differentiate between hot and cold rolled, and stainless steels
  • Must have the ability to train/coach others on use of production reporting software
  • Ability to troubleshoot and edit NC programming for press brakes
  • Ability to re-work non-conforming parts
  • Must be able to read documents written in English


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical degree and 2 or more years of related Sheet Metal Fabrication experience or 5 or more years of Sheet Metal Fabrication experience
  • Previous press brake operating experience required. Prefer Cincinnati experience
  • Must be able to obtain a fork lift license
  • History of continuous improvement within previous positions
  • Two years general sheet metal training or two years vocational training in sheet metal or related field preferred.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship


  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information
  • Consistent attendance either onsite or remotely as needed by the business
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations


  • Requires standing 90% of shift
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting with arms extended
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. Average part weighs 5 - 15 lbs
  • Requires good manual dexterity


  • Hearing and vision protection required in all areas
  • Safety shoes required in all areas
  • Exposure to oil, grease, dust, metal particles, sparks, sharp edged materials


  • Exposed to hazards/risks that require body protection (gloves, pants, steel toes, sleeves, safety glasses, etc.)