Dry Press Operator Helper

Assist Dry-Press Operator in pressing silica into brick or other shapes.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dry Press Operator Helpers do?

Assists DRY-PRESS OPERATOR in pressing dry tempered clay or silica into brick or other shapes: Removes pallets loaded with brick and replaces empty pallets in position to receive brick from press. Places loaded pallets in rack of car. Removes defective pallets for repair. Removes bricks from molds, and places bricks on kiln car in specified pattern. Throws sand on bricks to level tiers. Moves rack or kiln cars into position near press and moves loaded cars away from press. Fills hoppers with sand and other material. Cleans press, dies, tables, and press pits, using handtools, shovels, and brooms. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title. May be designated according to materials pressed as Clay-Dry-Press Helper; Silica-Dry-Press Helper.


Should I be a Dry Press Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Drill Press Operator Helper, Punch-Press-Operator Helper, Straightening-Press-Operator Helper

    How to Become a
    Dry Press Operator Helper

    Most Dry Press Operator Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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