Press Feeder

Tend automatic feeders on presses that lithograph tinplates.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Press Feeders do?

Tends automatic feeder on press that lithographs tinplate: Cuts bands from pallet load of tinplate, using cutters. Verifies load ticket against production schedule to ensure that specified tinplate is used. Pushes load from roller platform onto feeding hoist. Moves lever to raise load between guides to feeding position. Turns cranks to adjust feeder guides to accommodate size of plate. Observes feeding operation and stops feeder mechanism to remove defective plates. Mixes inks and washes press.

Should I be a Press Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cut Pressman, Journeyman Pressman, Lithograph Press Feeder, Mandrel Press Hand, Pressfitter, Pressroom Foreman See More

    How to become a Press Feeder

    Press Feeders 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 Press Feeder-related education!
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