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General Stamping & Metalworks CNC Tube Bender Operator - 2nd shift in South Bend, Indiana

Are looking to join a growing company offering:

  • Advancement opportunities,

  • Competitive wages,

  • Excellent benefits package,

  • Security of knowing that GSM has been a proud employer in South Bend since the early 1920's,

  • Plus a brand new state-of-the-art facility, ---- your search is over! Come Join Our Team!

CNC Tube Bender Operator

The CNC Tube Bender Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently forming various square and round tubing components to print specifications. These parts are to meet or exceed established quality and productivity standards.

Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the CNC Tube Bender Operator is to produce metal fabricated parts to customer print specifications using a standard process.

Primary tasks include:

  • Reading and understanding LRA and XYZ data and their effect on bent tubing products.

  • Reading and understanding tube specific drawings where centerline dimensioning is used.

  • Diagnosing the root cause of tubing deformation and making appropriate corrections to dies and mandrels.

  • Using AmobCNC programming software to modify and initiate programs.

  • Installing all mandrels, wiper, clamp, pressure and bend dies according to process setup sheets.

  • Use of overhead crane to install tooling and move tube product in and out of machine.

  • Using Amob laser CMM to measure bent tubing and adjust for tube discrepancies.

Additional tasks include:

  • Wearing proper protective equipment as directed by equipment or process

  • Understanding safety requirements in work areas, and complying with requirements

  • Operating CNC Tube bender with high degree of proficiency.

  • Operating CNC press brakes (based on customer demand).

  • Maintaining a pristine work environment by cleaning equipment and surrounding area as well as organizing tooling after the completion of each job

  • Reporting all job hazards and non-conformances immediately to the Supervisor

  • Supporting achievement of company standards in safety, productivity, and on-time production

  • Maintaining a satisfactory attendance record as outlined in the employee handbook

  • Using inspection devices (calipers, pin gauges, check fixtures, and CMM) to inspect parts, according to print and product inspection plan (PIP)

  • Reading customer blueprints with a high degree of proficiency.

  • Reading job sheet for special instructions

  • Labeling work in process parts and finished parts according to ISO policy

  • Separating and labeling non-conforming parts according to ISO policy

  • Using material data sheets (MSDS) effectively

  • Participating in continuous improvement projects, both independently and as a team member, when requested or as the opportunity to volunteer presents itself

  • Completing daily, weekly, monthly, and annual operator department maintenance as assigned

  • Offering process improvement ideas

  • Accurately entering job information, quantities, and inspection results into the ERP systems

  • Correctly clocking into and out of attendance systems

Education: Minimum High School Diploma or GED


  • Minimum of 6 months in a manufacturing environment is preferred

  • CNC tube bending experience is preferred

Conditions of Hire: All employment with GSM, Inc. is at-will by the employer and employee and therefore subject to change. A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be performed..