Jobs advertised:

Openings for professionals and career starters

You will always find all current job advertisements of our German subsidiaries on this page. 

Please use our online application form.

Are you an asset to our team but cannot find a suitable job offer here? Even if we do not have a current opening, you can send us your application using our application form as well. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Graepel North America

Position Summary

The Brake Press Operator will primarily be involved with the setup and operation of a CNC brake press for metal fabrication.

Essential Functions

Reasonable Accommodations Statement 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statements 

    • Knowledge and hands-on operation of CNC brake press for metal fabrication
    • Set up and operate machines as required to manufacture parts specific Graepel parts.
    • Analyze work orders, parts, and blueprints.
    • Check parts throughout the production run, using company supplied measuring equipment to monitor quality and repeatability of processes.
    • Verify conformance of finished work pieces to specifications and blueprints by using check fixtures and other measuring devices.
    • Knowledge and understanding of metal fabrication process and concepts.
    • Setup metal fabrication machinery and other production necessities to produce "0 defect" parts.
    • Accurately complete work orders with correct quantities of good and defective parts.
    • Work a regular schedule determined by supervisory management
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisory personnel.


    Position Qualifications


    • High School Degree or equivalent and/or related experience required.



    • Ability to use Direct read measuring devices required.
    • Ability to read blue prints and understand functionality of parts and their components.
    • Previous experience in manufacturing engineering, fabrication management and/or operations of low and mid-sized volume metal fabrication preferred.
    • Ability to operate a forklift and obtain certification.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and/or independently.

    Physical Demands

    StandF (Frequently)
    WalkF (Frequently)
    SitO (Occasionally)
    Handling/FingeringC (Constantly)
    Reach OutwardF (Frequently)
    Reach Above ShoulderF (Frequently)
    ClimbO (Occasionally)
    CrawlO (Occasionally)
    Squat or KneelF (Frequently)
    BendF (Frequently)


    10 lbs or lessC (Constantly)
    11-20 lbsC (Constantly)
    21-50 lbsF (Frequently)
    51-100 lbsO (Occasionally)
    Over 100 lbsO (Occasionally)


    12 lbs or lessC (Constantly)
    13-25 lbsC (Constantly)
    26-40 lbsF (Frequently)
    41-100 lbsO (Occasionally)


    N (Not Applicable)Activity is not applicable to this position
    O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
    F (Frequently)Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5 hrs/day)
    C (Constantly)Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


    Other Physical Requirements

    • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception)
    • Sense of Sounds (Communication with personnel, ability to listen to machinery to make adjustments)
    • Sense of Touch (Use of hands to carry and move material)
    • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Ear protection, steel toed boots, etc)

    Work Environment

    The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate.

    The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.  It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described.  It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.  This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

    Qualified candidates may send their CV or resume to please indicate on the subject line the position in which you are applying.

    Apply online now

    Become part of the Graepel team!

    Working at Graepel

    Find out now: As an employer, Graepel offers you these attractive benefits.


    Apprenticeship at Graepel

    We train: Find out everything you always wanted to know about starting your career with Graepel.


    Online Application

    Please use our online application form. We look forward to welcoming you!


    We will be glad to advise you.

    Our employees look forward to hearing from you.

    Contact us