Punch Press Operator

Punch press operators play a key role in the metal fabrication process.  Here at Ajax, we maintain very modern computer numeric control (CNC) turret punch presses that use custom tooling to produce tight-tolerance extrusions and other perforations from sheets of stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and many other metals.  Our punch press capabilities are uniquely innovative and represent an outstanding career opportunity for both existing and aspiring metal forming professionals.

The successful punch press operator at Ajax must be able to read prints, setup appropriate machine tooling, load materials, and, most importantly, monitor product quality.


Responsibilities include:

  • Produce metal parts according to printed specifications
  • Track quantity and quality of work
  • Prep parts for next production steps
  • Ensure that all machinery is performing as intended
  • Keep a clean, orderly work area
  • Work safely and always wear personal protection equipment
  • Take instruction from shift leads and more experienced operators
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors


  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret project documentation
  • Basic math skills
  • Thorough understanding of the CNC process 
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Ajax provides clean, safe, air-conditioned workspaces for our valued colleagues in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Raleigh, North Carolina. Apply today and launch your manufacturing career at a recognized industry leader that’s been named a Minnesota Top Workplace for seven years in a row.

Overview of Benefits:

    • Annual bonus program
    • 50% match on weekly Health Savings Account contributions
    • Health insurance
    • $50,000 life insurance
    • 401(K) retirement savings
    • 3% Safe Harbor contribution
    • In-house training W/state-approved apprenticeship program
    • Veteran friendly
    • Climate-controlled environment
    • Accrued vacation plan
    • Education reimbursement W/earn while you learn
    • Open door policy
    • Continuous improvement program
    • Personal protection equipment provided at no cost,
      including new safety work boots
    • Optional dental plan
    • Short-term disability
    • Annual recognition awards
A turret  punch press press operator at Ajax Metal Forming Solutions

An Ajax punch press operator has access to capabilities that are uniquely innovative. It’s an outstanding career opportunity for both existing and aspiring metal forming professionals.