Hot Plate Plywood Press Operator

Tend hot-plate presses that bond glue-coated veneer sheets to form plywood.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hot Plate Plywood Press Operators do?

Tends hot-plate press that bonds glue-coated veneer sheets together to form plywood: Turns knobs on control panel to set temperature and pressure of press. Turns valves to release steam to heat plates. Lifts and loads veneer panels and caul boards into press, working in teamwork with LABORER, HOT-PLATE PLYWOOD PRESS. Presses button controls to bring plates of press together and subject veneer panels to temperature and pressure that glue and convert them into plywood. Cleans glue from caul boards, using scraper. May rub edges of plates with paraffin to facilitate loading and unloading. May tally number, dimensions, and core thickness of pressed panels on daily pressing report.


Should I be a Hot Plate Plywood 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: Inserting-Press Operator

    How to Become a
    Hot Plate Plywood Press Operator

    Most Hot Plate Plywood 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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