Hot Die-Press Operator

Tend hydraulic presses that press fiberglass cutouts onto grinding wheels.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hot Die-Press Operators do?

Tends hydraulic press that presses fiberglass cutouts into outer sides of grinding wheels: Picks up cloth cutout from supply stack and places it on steam-heated press table. Picks up grinding wheel from supply stack and positions it on cloth cutout. Picks up another cloth cutout and places it on grinding wheel. Presses electric switch to start machine that presses cloth cutouts into sides of wheel between press table and steam-heated plate. Removes grinding wheel from machine and places it on stack of finished workpieces.


Should I be a Hot Die-Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • 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: Hot-Die Picker, Hot-Die-Press Feeder, Hot Die Press Operator, Hydraulic-Punch-Press Operator

    How to become a Hot Die-Press Operator

    Most Hot Die-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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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