Press Operator

The Press Operator is responsible for all functions associated with operating a stamping press.  Duties include monitoring press performance, part quality, and efficiency maximization.  Also, this person shall identify problems in processes and offer suggestions for solving the situation.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Start machines, monitor their operations, and record operational data.
  • Read work orders and production schedules to determine specifications, such as materials to be used, location of the feed line, dimensions, and tolerances.
  • Examine completed workplaces for defects such as chipped edges, marred surfaces, and sort defective pieces according to types of flaws.
  • The operator performs fabrication functions such as; saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or material.
  • Measure completed workpieces to verify conformance to specifications, using micrometers, gauges, calipers, templates, or rulers.
  • Troubleshoot stamping operation.
  • Analyze current processes and procedures and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Performance of other duties and responsibilities as required by management.

Desired Skills and Experience:  

  • Attention to Detail – Must be thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.  
  • Quantity and Quality – Meets productivity standards; works efficiently, but maintains a high level of detail. 
  • Oral Communication – Communicate effectively, effectively presents information to individuals of the organization.
  • Safety and Security – Ensures safety procedures are followed; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, procedure manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and safety rules.
  • Necessary math skills required, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 


Education and Certifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • A minimum of 3 years metal stamping experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 


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