Kick Press Operator

Tend kick presses that join snap fasteners to fabrics.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Kick Press Operators do?

Tends kick press that joins snap fasteners to fabric for use in manufacture of gas mask carriers: Inserts upper half of fastener in plunger of machine and positions lower half on anvil. Places reinforcement patch and fabric over lower half of fastener, guided by pinhole in fabric. Depresses pedal to lower plunger and join fastener parts to fabric.


Should I be a Kick Press Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Kick-Press Operator II, Small Kick-Press Operator

    How to become a Kick Press Operator

    Kick Press Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Kick Press Operator-related education!
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