Cold-Press Loader

Place steel saw blade cores and silver solders into molds.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cold-Press Loaders do?

Places steel saw blade cores, mixed or segmented diamond materials, and silver solder into molds preparatory to firing core in furnace: Inserts precut silver solder wire into groove in top graphite mold. Places steel blade core in bottom graphite mold. Positions segmented diamonds onto core edge according to size of core, or pours diamond mixture into notches on saw blade edge. Places top mold over bottom mold and lays it on firing platform. May requisition, weigh, and blend diamonds and metal powder alloys. May stamp serial number on saw blade. May be designated according to form of saw blade edge as Notched-Blade Loader.


Should I be a Cold-Press Loader?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Coal Unloader

    How to become a Cold-Press Loader

    Cold-Press Loaders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Cold-Press Loader-related education!
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