CNC Press Brake Operator- Day Shift

locationAlberta, Canada
PublishedPublished: 3/20/2024
CNC Operator
Full Time
Job Description

Powell People Solving Tough Problems

As a top player in Switchgear and E-house Manufacturing, a career with us will challenge you to solve some very tough problems. You will be rewarded with growth, personal development & industry expertise. At Powell, we appreciate our employees by providing a comprehensive salary package, RRSP matching, extensive benefits and job training all within a professional & friendly working environment.

Based out of the Electrical Division Edmonton (EDE) location, the Fabrication Machine Operator will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor of the Fabrication Department. The CNC Press Brake Operator is responsible for machining Powell Canada products into E-house structures.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Determine size and length requirements of each operation specified, within given allowable tolerance.
  • Select and transport material to different work areas manually or using machinery.
  • Measuring and marking sheet metal according to templates.
  • Operate metalworking machines to cut punch, drill, and shape or straighten sheet metal.
  • Grind and buff seams, joints and rough surfaces.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on the equipment and its tooling, as well as, small electric and air tools.
  • Inspect products to ensure quality and conformity to specifications.
  • Perform repairs on machinery.
  • Assist in inventory control.
  • Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.
  • Ensures quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.
  • Ensure work areas remain clean and well organized.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Requirements - Core Competencies
  • Ability to program or learn to program N.C. equipment.
  • Comprehension and understanding of shop drawings.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and a "can-do" attitude by collaborating with others to solve problems and drive results.
  • Self-starter with ability to take on multiple tasks with a drive to succeed.
  • Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.
  • Able to work effectively within your team and around other departments and their activities.
  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.

  • Minimum education level of a High School Diploma is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in metal fabrication an asset.
  • Sheet metal worker trade certification is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with Turret, Press Brake, Plasma, Laser Beam copper and other metal working equipment is an asset.
  • Familiarity with an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) is considered an asset.
  • Basic skills Microsoft Office.

Working Conditions
  • Sit in a semi-enclosed space to perform work occasionally.
  • Safety sensitive position in a temperature controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.
  • Required to wear personnel protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses and respirators) when required.

Physical Requirements
  • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously.
  • Continuous standing, walking 50-300 foot distances for long periods of time with only occasional sitting.
  • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force frequently throughout the shift.
  • Lifting metal sheets up to 50lbs.
  • Maneuvering metal sheets up to 200lbs.
  • Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palms.
  • Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.
  • Working with and around loud and fast moving machinery for the majority of the shift.

Who we are

Powell Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Powell Industries, which is located in Houston, Texas. Globally, we have over 70 years of experience. Powell Canada is a reputable electrical manufacturing and electrical/instrumentation contracting company. We hold a strong industry presence with offices located in Acheson, Calgary, and Montreal.

Powell strives to create one unified company through training, communication and leadership. We offer diversified services based on our customer's needs, keeping us on the cutting edge of new products and services within our industry.

Your Partner in Safety

Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Powell Canada, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.


About Us

In our 70+ year history, Powell has always known that our employees are at the heart of our success. Without question, we have the most talented people in all parts of our organisation.

As a manufacturer, we recruit and hire experienced and knowledgeable applicants to ensure our product is engineered, fabricated and assembled to customer specifications!

Powered by Innovation - Powell's culture has and will always be founded in our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it.

Become a part of our story, and let us help you write yours. Hard work pays off in all of our teams, with opportunity for advancement and promotion without sacrificing work-life balance. Successful candidates must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for any employer, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Powell Canada, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • Copper
  • Plasma
  • Laser