Power Press Tender

Tend power presses that cut or stamp articles from sheets of materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Power Press Tenders do?

Tends power press that cuts, punches, or stamps various size articles from sheets or blocks of materials: Bolts or clamps specified die to machine. Positions or clamps sheet or block of material on machine bed or in holding fixture to obtain maximum cuts from each sheet. Starts machine and depresses pedal or moves lever that rotates or forces cutting die through sheet or block to obtain article of specified size and shape. May tend machine that automatically feeds and positions material under die for cutting. May examine parts for defects, visually or using measuring gauges, and discards parts not meeting specifications. May be designated according to type of machine tended as Blanking-Machine Operator; Punch-Press Operator IV; Stamping-Press Operator.

Should I be a Power Press Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Pipe Bender

    How to become a Power Press Tender

    Most Power Press Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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