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Power Brake/Set up 2nd Shift: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM $22.72 – $25.21/hour: Washington Street Location

Klauer Manufacturing Company

1 Positions

ID: JobReq

Posted On 11/22/2022

Job Overview

Power Brake/Set Up

2nd Shift - 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Monday - Friday

$20.72/hour - $23.21/hour + $2 Shift Differential


  • 50 hours of unpaid time off each year
  • Health Dental and Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Pension and 401k Retirement Plan
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation within first year
  • Paid Funeral Leave and Paid Jury Duty,

Job Functions 

Daily Setup and operations of brakes in a metal fabrication shop. Trained to setup and run and and all brakes and machinery in the production facility:

  • Sets up operates power brake to bend, notch, punch, arc, or straighten metal plates or sheet metal and structural shapes to blueprints or sketch specifications.
  • Program brake operations into brakes computer or select pre specified production programs from machine computer to generate brake operations to produce specified parts.
  • Selects positions, and aligns dies in machine ram and bed using shims, ruler, square and templates.
  • Turns adjustment screws to set specified pressure of ram and clearance between dies to thickness of metal, as indicated by calibrated scale of feelers.
  • Starts machine to lower ram or depresses pedal to activate ram that bends or cuts metal.
  • Measures work piece to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Removes individual parts or stacks of parts from machine upon completion and places in a box, or rack, or stacks, depending on requirements.
  • Shrink-wrap, package or band containers holding finished goods.
  • Apply paper labels to individual parts or packages.
  • Positions work piece manually or with forklift, to align layout marks to dies.
  • Actively support and participate in safety initiatives and continuous improvement (PDCA).
  • Account for time and work complete via online computer data collection system.

Physical demands for this job require standing, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and stooping. Strength rating for this job is M – Medium work – exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.

Class I – Medium (Dictionary of Occupational Titles 4th Edition Vol. I & Vol. II)

Primary Contact


Klauer HR


(563) 585-3496








Job Details


Skilled Labor Trades


Dubuque, IA


Second Shift

Job Type



Full Time


$20.72 - $23.21/Hour + $2 shift differential


Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement



1-2 Years

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Klauer Manufacturing Company

About the Company

Founded by Peter Klauer in 1870, Klauer Manufacturing Company was built on hard work and quality products and service to our customers. The same standards hold true today as we continue our fifth generation of this family-owned operation.

Growing out of a hardware and tin shop, we have a history of sustainable evolution based on our commitment to providing the highest-quality products possible. Now running 150 employees strong with two facilities totaling 250,000 square feet, we are prepared to fulfill all your sheet metal building products needs.

Our Mission Statement

“To enable our customers to win through the quality, consistency, and predictability of everything we do, while providing a safe and family-oriented working environment for all.”

Cultural Values

  • Safety
    • Take Pride in Safety
    • Be Responsible for our Individual Safety and of Those Around Us
    • See Something, Say Something
  • Attitude
    • Be Part of the Team and Have Fun
    • Respect Co-Workers, Customers and Vendors
    • Understand Mistakes are Learning Opportunities
  • Effort
    • Maintain Intellectual Curiosity
    • Work Hard and Think Smarter
    • Persevere Through Problems to Find Solutions
  • Accountability
    • Act with Integrity and Honesty
    • Be Responsible for Internal and External Customers
    • Take Pride in Our Work and Our Company