Calender Roll Press Operator

Operate hydraulic presses to build calender rolls.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Calender Roll Press Operators do?

Operates hydraulic press to build calender rolls used to make paper and textile imprinting and embossing machinery: Fits flange over end of shaft. Hoists shaft into vertical position on hydraulic press, using crane. Places rings composed of paper, cotton, wool, and corn husks over shaft until shaft is full. Fits top flange onto shaft. Adjusts valves on hydraulic press, and starts pump to build up pressure. Monitors clock and gauges to ensure that pressure is maintained. Records weight of material put on shaft, measures length of material being compressed, computes density, and stops press when specified density is reached. Maintains pressure for prescribed time. Releases pressure and adds material to shaft as necessary.


Should I be a Calender Roll Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Roll-Dough Divider

    How to Become a
    Calender Roll Press Operator

    Most Calender Roll 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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