Dry Press Operator

Operate machines to press dry tempered clay into brick and other shapes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dry Press Operators do?

Operates machine to press dry tempered clay or silica into brick and other shapes: Selects and installs upper and lower pressing dies, using rule and hand wrenches. Starts machine and observes flow of clay and pressing process. Measures brick with set-limit gauge and turns handwheel to adjust die. Removes bricks from press bed and stacks bricks in specified pattern on kiln car. Signals LABORER, GENERAL to move loaded car and bring up empty car. May be designated according to material pressed as Clay-Dry-Press Operator; Silica-Dry-Press Operator.

Should I be a Dry Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Clay-Dry-Press Operator, Die Press Operator, Drain-Tile-Press Operator, High-Density-Press Operator See More

    How to become a Dry Press Operator

    Most Dry 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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