Header Operator

Set up, changeover, troubleshoot and repair precision, high speed multiple station micro-formers headers.


  • Make basic set-ups of all production parts on headers, install tooling, make adjustments to timing, punch pressure and other tooling to produce parts to specification.
  • Install and align punches and dies, install cutters and quills.
  • Select and install packing to adjust to proper punch length.
  • Adjust timing to kick out cams in relation to transfer mechanisms, remove punches and dies at end of the run.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain machine in operation using knowledge of the inter-relationships of the various dies and punches.
  • Remove tooling for repair and re-installation.
  • Maintain and adjust oil and air lines.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum 3 years cold heading or progressive die experience.
  • Ability to set up and operate cold heading machines.
  • Basic math skills required.

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