Press Brake Operator


The PALFINGER values of People, Entrepreneurship, Respect and Learning are more than words. We strive every day to create and support an atmosphere of collaboration, transparency, empowerment and customer focus so our greatest assets, our people, will be able to harness their passion, drive and motivation to make a big impact!

As an international group, PALFINGER offers its customers worldwide hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hooklifts, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck-mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency. As a member of the PALFINGER North America Region, PALFINGER continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of truck equipment throughout North and Latin America.


PALFINGER is actively searching for candidates familiar with press brake operation to fill 1st shift positions producing the best truck equipment in the world from our safe, modern, clean facility by Lake Manawa. We are located at 3501 South 11th Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Wages: $21.00 hour-regular rate. Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, as needed.


Job Summary

The Press Brake Operator is responsible for looking at blueprints or plans for finished products and using the press brake machine to bend and shape sheet metal. This role reports to the Production Supervisor, offering a competitive compensation package and opportunity for ongoing career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operating press brake machine: Individuals will stand while operating the machines utilizing a foot pedal to activate the press
  • Lifting, pulling, carrying and positioning sheet metal anywhere from 10 to 100 pounds
  • Handling various separate blanks and parts
  • All other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 1-2 years of press brake operation experience required
  • Excellent attendance required
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Act professionally in all situations
  • Ability to work a full shift in a hot and/or cold industrial manufacturing environment
  • Responsibilities may be repetitive in nature

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits at affordable cost
  • Laundered uniforms provided at ZERO cost to employees
  • Vacation and paid holidays
  • 401K retirement plan with company match
  • First-shift, full-time hourly work in a clean, modern facility
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HR Business Partner

Brittany Smith

Omaha Standard PALFINGER
Council Bluffs, IA | United States

Council Bluffs, IA

3501 South 11th Street Council Bluffs, IA | 51501
United States