Kelly Services Punch Press Machine Operator in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

While working in Water-Jet/Punch Department:

Punch Operator receives work packet from Coordinator. He/she assigns orders to the Department personnel or processes order promptly so that the order goes out on time.

Operator locates and pulls material picked by system. If operator cannot locate the material or request another piece, the Operator needs to go to the Lead Person or Shop Coordinator to get replacement layout. Operator is not to use a different piece without a new layout. Hard allocations that need to be reallocated MUST be reviewed and authorized with Sales Representative.

Operator will complete a Job Sheet prior to starting the assigned program.

The Operator will return all drops/remnants to their assigned bin location by the end of each day.

Operator will pay attention to scrap list, and place scrap in assigned scrap bins.

If the piece is to be cut, operator will cut per layout and write down drops. Operator will cut first piece and measure it to check for accuracy (or obtain first article on close tolerance cuts), the cut and check the rest of the order by the Quality Control Check Schedule. Operator will always identify piece returning to stock with Heat Identification Number.

Operator must handle material with extreme care (no throwing, dropping material, etc.).

Operator must either deliver product to final inspection and then onto Packing Department.

After part has been completed and inspected, Lead Person will give order to Coordinator to save through the system and make sure the order gets to the next destination. Lead Person will turn completed Job Sheets over to Record Keeper who will analyze if the job was profitable. Record Keeper will then turn in a -Profit/Loss Report- to Farmers Executives.

Operator or Lead Person must report problem or delays with an order to a Coordinator, who will discuss the issue with Sales Representative.

Operators are expected to follow all safety rules at all times.

Operators are responsible for controlling spills and leaks within the building, and making sure the spills do not leave the building.

Lead Person is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ordering tools and products necessary to perform the job. Purchases must be approved by Coordinator or Operations Manager.

  • Controlling the extra time it takes to perform the job. However, Coordinator and Operations Manager have the authority to extend or reduce this time.

  • Taking care of inventory, limiting mis-cuts and waste.

  • Maintaining the equipment and reporting damage or safety issues to Management.

  • Keeping work areas safe and clean.

  • Keeping the employees productive at all times.

Between orders Operators are to straighten material racks, clean area of debris, clean saws/equipment they have used during the work day, and start working on future orders.

Operators must remain on the job until all work is done and shift is complete, unless excused by Coordinator or Operations Manager.

When working in another department, the Operator must follow the job description for that department.

These job descriptions define the duties of the Operators. They do not exclude the Operators from being moved into other departments, or performing other tasks Management asks of them. These job descriptions coincide with all policies in the Farmer-s Employee Handbook.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Cost Consciousness - Develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to fellow co-workers.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Order Processing Systems. Must be familiar with Window based Software. Need to be able to comprehend geometric software and possess the ability to be trained on CAD/CAM Software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

The employee must produce a current Driver's License or Photo ID.


Other Skills and Abilities

The employee must be able to read a tape measure.

Employee must be able to read/ work digital micrometer.

Other Qualifications

The employee must be willing to work overtime when required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places and extreme heat, as well as outside weather conditions and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:

Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available for eligible employee

Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase and the coverage is portable*

Service bonus plan

Holiday pay plan

Weekly electronic pay options

Free online training campus available

Exclusive online employee community

Employee assistance program (EAP) available at no cost

Corporate discounts

Transportation spending accounts