Block Press Operator

Tend hydraulic presses that compress smokeless powder into block form.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Block Press Operators do?

Tends hydraulic press that compresses smokeless powder into block form for further processing: Charges press, using colloidal smokeless powder. Closes compression chamber and opens valves to compress powder. Removes block from chamber. May be designated according to pressing stage as Final-Block-Press Operator; Preliminary-Block-Press Operator.

Should I be a Block 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Final-Block-Press Operator, Preliminary-Block-Press Operator

    How to become a Block Press Operator

    Most Block Press Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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