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Working As A Press Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $46,412

    Average Salary

What Does A Press Operator Do At Mohawk Industries

* Set up, operate, and oversee automated processes to manufacture molded mat products.
* Technical operations: Perform all activities related to the effective startup, continuous operation, and shut down of automatic machines, using computers and operational software; Perform frequent visual and manual inspections to ensure proper operational functioning; Troubleshoot various machine malfunctions to expedite problem resolution and maintain production levels.
* Quality: Observe continuous operation of automatic machines to ensure that products meet specifications and to prevent or detect jams or malfunctions, making adjustments as necessary; Measure and visually inspect products for surface and dimension defects in order to ensure conformance to specifications and standards.
* Housekeeping: Use rakes and air hoses to maintain cleanliness of machinery in order to ensure efficient and effective operations.
* Sustainability: Trim excess material and collect crumb rubber scraps to be recycled internally for reuse.
* Reporting: Record stops in production and explanation for stops to be reported back to supervisor and technical experts for efficiency improvement opportunities
* nd and 3rd Shifts Available

What Does A Press Operator Do At Trinity Industries

* In this role you will set up and operate machines; may utilize blueprints, make adjustments for materials used, verify dimensional requirements and transfer materials to storage areas.
* Position specialist works with unconventional materials and requires specialized skills.
* Set up and operate computer numerical controlled (CNC) machinery that automatically heats, mills, cuts, forms, drills, broaches or reams metal, plastic, or processed material parts.
* Make adjustments to adhere to established specifications.
* Troubleshoot and correct faulty programming.
* Make general decisions as to quality, tolerances and operation sequence.
* Analysis and actions require instruction from higher levels.
* Recognizes when it is necessary to stray from standard procedures and consults with higher levels before doing so.
* Proficient at reading blueprints.
* One piece CNC/PLC equipment (Stress oven, Whitney-plasma/punch; Oxy-fuel cutting; Plasma cutting; Laser cutting machine; CNC machining center/drills&machines, etc

What Does A Press Operator Do At Post Holdings

* Evaluate and correct machine stoppages without close supervision.
* Reports issues to Senior Operators.
* Conduct inspections, record, and report findings in the semolina tailings.
* Monitor and adjust production times in order to achieve a scheduled poundage goal for each production run.
* Prepare for shape changes on an independent basis according to the production schedule and ensure the proper blends of raw ingredients are used.
* Monitor and maintain lengths in short goods and patterns in long goods according to DGPC specifications.
* Review press and dryers settings for correct operational points in accordance with the provided quality check sheets.
* Inform the Senior Operator and Silo operators of any non-spec pasta that may require regrinding.
* Assist in or conduct ingredient changeovers as directed by the Senior Operators.
* Must become capable of performing all duties on the Assistant Press Operators skill list.
* Assist in maintaining a detailed log of events during each shift.
* Follow and promote all DGPC safety and GMP policies.
* Report safety and food safety issues to the Senior Operator or Production Manager.
* Maintain and review quality check sheets as consistently as possible during each shift.
* Maintain dies and the die room in the absence of the die room attendant.
* Maintain ingredient hoppers and levels in the absence of a die room attendant.
* Clean-up from machine issues during operation when time permits.
* Participate in departmental safety & food safety audits.
* Assist Lab Technicians with pasta samples for moisture testing.
* Any other duties assigned by the Production Manager or Senior Press Operator.
* Requirements

What Does A Press Operator Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Applies current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in all areas of responsibility
* Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
* Ability to print a wide array of constructions from pressure sensitive roll stock using flexographic label presses.
* Familiarity with Mark Andy or AB Graphics Flexographic equipment a plus
* Inspects printed material during production and changes controls to correct printing mistakesAbility to work in an organized manner, paying close attention to even the smallest detail, while maintaining a clean professional work environment
* Performs jobs per established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs) and company policies
* Effectively utilizes and troubleshoots multiple types of pressure sensitive materials used in a variety of constructions to insure the highest quality product
* Produces products utilizing both water base and UV inks
* Utilizes Delam/Relam and turn bar equipment
* Utilizes both rotary and magnetic tooling
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment and demonstrate team work when necessary to insure jobs are completed per established timelines
* Follows client approved proofs and associated documents used to manufacture labels
* Runs both roll and fan folded labels
* Maintains daily and monthly production goals and schedules proactively relaying any obstacles encountered to management to insure smooth operations
* Maintains the press area and label storage area in a constant state of cleanliness.
* This includes putting away tools and roll stock after use, shredding all excess and scrap labels after each press run, taking out full bags of shreddings, cleaning up any scrap or label stock that may be on the floor and taking out the garbage at the end of the shift and maintaining the roll stock storage area
* Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
* Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

What Does A Press Operator Do At TTM Technologies

* Adherence to material handling and machine operation disciplines.
* Set and maintain processing equipment within operational parameters.
* Meet or exceed expected output targets and metrics.
* Read blueprints and comprehend the English instruction documents and engineering notes to take individual/specific action to produce precisely designed products.
* Strict compliance to all safety and quality guidelines.
* Follow dispatch as required while making allowances for schedule changes in response to “hot orders” and customer requirements.
* Work closely with others in a team environment.
* Demonstrate a strong, customer-focused culture
* Operate with a true sense of urgency.
* Exact adherence to process requirements.
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Press Operator Career Paths

Press Operator
Service Technician Manufacturing Technician Process Technician
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Operator Production Supervisor
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Welder Numerical Control Operator Computer Numerical Controller Machinist
Computer Numerical Controller Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Maintenance Technician Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Press Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor Production Manager
Manufacturing Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Operator Pressman Pre-Press Technician
Press Department Manager
5 Yearsyrs
2nd Pressman 1st Pressman Pressman
Press Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
2nd Pressman Pressman
Pressroom Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Assistant Director Production Coordinator
Print Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Operator Production Operator
Production Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor Production Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector Quality Control Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Welder Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Machinist Production Supervisor
Quality Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator Shipping Clerk Shipping Supervisor
Shipping Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Press Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

73.8%

Female

25.0%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

68.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.5%

Black or African American

10.7%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

70.2%

French

5.5%

German

4.7%

Polish

3.4%

Carrier

1.7%

Portuguese

1.7%

Dakota

1.7%

Chinese

1.3%

Japanese

1.3%

Swedish

0.9%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Hmong

0.9%

Mandarin

0.9%

Korean

0.9%

Russian

0.9%

Italian

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Arabic

0.9%

Marshallese

0.4%

Romanian

0.4%
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Press Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.9%

Sinclair Community College

6.9%

Fox Valley Technical College

6.0%

Baker College

5.8%

Kirkwood Community College

5.3%

Lansing Community College

5.1%

Kent State University

4.6%

Vincennes University

4.4%

Youngstown State University

4.2%

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

4.2%

Owens Community College

4.2%

Ferris State University

4.2%

Henry Ford College

4.1%

Grand Rapids Community College

4.1%

Stark State College

3.6%

Kaplan University

3.6%

Indiana State University

3.5%

Liberty University

3.3%

University of Northwestern Ohio

3.3%

Eastern Kentucky University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

19.9%

General Studies

9.9%

Graphic Design

8.9%

Criminal Justice

6.4%

Automotive Technology

5.6%

Precision Metal Working

4.8%

Graphic Communications

4.8%

Computer Science

4.7%

Accounting

3.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.7%

Industrial Technology

3.4%

Health Care Administration

3.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.0%

Education

2.8%

Medical Assisting Services

2.8%

Nursing

2.7%

Management

2.6%

Psychology

2.4%

Drafting And Design

2.4%

Information Technology

2.3%
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Degrees

Other

49.3%

Associate

19.3%

Bachelors

15.3%

Certificate

9.5%

Diploma

4.1%

Masters

2.0%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Real Press Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Press Operator Colonial Press International Inc. Miami, FL Sep 11, 2015 $54,262
Press Operator Sunset Thermograving Corp Wharton, NJ Jul 25, 2012 $48,630
Set Up Press Operator Redmond BCMS, Inc. Denville, NJ Mar 19, 2008 $45,288
Set Up Press Operator Redmond BCMS, Inc. Denville, NJ Jun 29, 2010 $42,137
Press Operator Austin Label Company Austin, TX Jan 04, 2016 $37,566
Press Operator Colorland Graphics, Inc. Los Angeles, CA May 07, 2015 $36,275
Noddle Press Operator Ho Toy Noodle, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 19, 2010 $36,272
Press Operator Sunset Thermograving Corp Wharton, NJ Nov 22, 2010 $33,696
Leather Seals Press Operator AFC Hydraulic Seals, Inc. Vernon, CA Dec 03, 2010 $23,005

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  1. Inspect Parts
  2. Food Safety
  3. Press Machine
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  • Produce and manufacture aftermarket automotive parts, inspect parts for quality imperfections.
  • Monitor equipment and the printing process to ensure quality and adherence to food safety standards.3.
  • Coordinated tablet press machinery according to specific manufacturing instructions.
  • Handled customer projects with no direct supervision, observing print quality and adjusting machinery as necessary to reach quality standards.
  • Run and maintain newspaper web press Made sure deadlines were met Kept the environment as safe as possible for employees

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