Curing Press Operator

Feed and off bear machines that cure tires.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Curing Press Operators do?

Feeds and off bears machines that cure tires, performing any of following duties: Removes foreign matter from molds, using airhose, and sprays molds with dope solution to prevent tire from sticking. Lifts tires from saddle trucks to position them in molds. Pushes switch to inflate air bag to expand tire into closing mold. Lifts cured tires from mold at end of cycle and places tires on inflating unit to preserve tire shape during cooling period. Lifts tires from inflating unit at end of cooling cycle and loads them onto overhead conveyor.


Should I be a Curing 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.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Cut in Station Operator, Cylinder-Press-Operator Helper

    How to become a Curing Press Operator

    Most Curing 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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