Press Bucker

Remove pressed bales of material from baling machine.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Press Buckers do?

Removes pressed bales of material, such as cotton, hay, wastepaper, waste metals, and rags from baling machine, using hook. May push bales to storage area, using handtruck. When removing pressed bales of materials by shoving steel band through press platen, is designated Band Shover, Press.


Should I be a Press Bucker?

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

  • Also known as: Band Shover, Press

    How to become a Press Bucker

    Most Press Buckers 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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