Automatic Punch-Press Operator

Operate automatic power presses and install specified dies in presses.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Punch-Press Operators do?

Sets up and operates power press that automatically feeds bars, structural metal, blanks, or continuous roll of sheet metal into position under ram: Installs specified dies in press, using gauges and handtools. Adjusts ram stroke of press, using handtools. Turns knobs or installs gears to synchronize action of feed bar or pinch rollers with feed and takeoff conveyor and automatic action of ram. Positions and clamps feed guides. Threads metal strip from play-out reel through pinch rollers, or loads hopper or conveyor with metal blanks. May operate machine to crimp, punch, and cut metal foil used in fabricating radiator cores.

Should I be an Automatic Punch-Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pneumatic Press Hand, Punch-Press Operator, Automatic

    How to Become an
    Automatic Punch-Press Operator

    Most Automatic Punch-Press Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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