Extrusion Press Adjuster

Set up extrusion presses to extrude carbon rods or welding rods.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Extrusion Press Adjusters do?

Sets up extrusion press to extrude carbon rods or welding rods and coat core with metallic paste: Selects coating nozzles, spacers, and wire guides, according to diameter and length of rod. Positions, aligns, and bolts abrasive brush, coating nozzles, spacers, marking wheels, and wire guides to machine, using handtools to set up machine to form rods of specified size and length. Pulls lever or presses button to set conveyor speed and extruding pressure. Starts machine that automatically coats wire to form rod of specified diameter and cuts it to specified length. Examines sample piece for splits in coating or burrs on cut ends. Measures diameter of rod and concentricity of coating with fixed gauges. Turns screws to adjust wire guides, spacers, and brushes to eliminate splits and burrs. Varies extrusion pressure or speed of conveyor, or repositions coating nozzle to vary diameter of rod and maintain concentricity of coating around wire.

Should I be an Extrusion Press Adjuster?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Extruding Press Adjuster, Extrusion Mechanic

    How to Become an
    Extrusion Press Adjuster

    Most Extrusion Press Adjusters 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:9waaaa&chl=no+college+%2873%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,73,73
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