Cake-Press Operator

Tend hydraulic presses that bake plastics materials into cake molds.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cake-Press Operators do?

Tends hydraulic presses that compress and bake chipped, rolled, or slabbed plastics materials into cake molds for sheeting: Turns valves to regulate pressures and temperatures in baking and cooling presses. Turns dial indicator arm to set press-cycle time. Pulls hopper lever to fill mold with specified weight of plastics chips. Places platen on top of mold and lifts filled mold to roller conveyor. Pushes baked molds out of heated press, using bar. Pushes filled molds from conveyor and supply rack into baking press. Turns valve to close press. Observes meters and gauges to verify specified temperatures, pressures, and press-cycle times.

Should I be a Cake-Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Injection Press Operator, Plate Corrector, Press Operator, Carbon Products

    How to become a Cake-Press Operator

    Most Cake-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:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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