Punch Press Setup Operators – Pemberville, OH

Universal Metal Products specializes in custom metal forming, serving customers globally in the Appliance, Transportation and Industrial markets for over 75 years. We are strategically located in three US locations with over 100 forming machines. We provide tooling design, value-added assembly, heat treat and finishing operations.

Our success is a result of our diverse, talented and hard-working teams. We’re committed to teamwork, training and development, continuous improvement and the safety and well-being of our people.

We have an immediate need for several Punch Press Setup Operators to join our team in Pemberville, Ohio.

We are looking for several skilled setup operators to maintain and operate our metal forming equipment. You’ll ensure the efficient running of production. A great machine operator is reliable and able to work with attention to detail and safety standards. On-the-job training is a good way to discover how to do the job better, so you should have willingness to learn and improve. Being a team player is essential since all tasks will require close collaboration with co-workers. The goal will be to ensure that production procedures will be carried on smoothly to maximize efficiency and profits.


  • Control and adjust machine settings
  • Feed raw material or parts to semi-automated machines
  • Inspect parts with precision and measuring tools
  • Test operation of machines periodically
  • Fix issues that might occur during the shift
  • Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws
  • Keep records of approved and defective units or final products


  • Proven experience as a machine operator in a metal forming/metal stamping environment preferred but will train candidates with strong mechanical aptitude and willingness to learn!
  • Working knowledge of diverse high-speed machinery and measurement tools (caliper, micrometer, etc.) helpful
  • Understanding of production procedures
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gear)
  • Adherence to attendance policy
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Job Type: Full-time

Interested?  Send your resume to [email protected] today or visit our location to complete an application!

850 W. Front Street, Pemberville, OH 43450