Manual Control Auger Press Operator

Operate auger-presses to press clay products from tempered clays.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Manual Control Auger Press Operators do?

Operates auger-press to press clay products, such as sewer pipe, drainpipe, and flue tile from tempered clay: Installs and adjusts extrusion dies, cores, rings, formers, and cutoff knives according to type of product, using handtools, calipers, and ring gauge. Moves levers to adjust automatic oilers. Starts press that forms, extrudes, and cuts clay to specified shape and length. Measures product for conformance to specifications, using scale and calipers. May move lever to position extruded tile or pipe column for cutting by DIE TRIPPER. May direct DIE TRIPPER to change press dies. May be designated according to product pressed as Drain-Tile-Press Operator; Flue-Tile-Press Operator; Sewer-Pipe-Press Operator.


Should I be a Manual Control Auger Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Auger Press Operator, Manual Control

    How to Become a
    Manual Control Auger Press Operator

    Most Manual Control Auger 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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