Press Helper

Assist Plastic Printers in printing designs on plastic material.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Press Helpers do?

Assists PRINTER, PLASTIC in printing designs on plastic material: Inserts spindle through roll of plastic material and adjusts collars to center roll on spindle. Positions spindle on printing press feedrack and clamps it in place. Threads material through press rolls and tapes end to winding roll. Places cardboard core on rewind spindle, tapes end of finished plastic roll to core, and moves controls to rewind specified quantity of printed plastic. Observes plastic during rewinding and marks or cuts out defective portions. Records weight of rolls and amount of plastic on rolls. Washes ink rollers and pan in solvent. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.

Should I be a Press Helper?

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

  • Also known as: Clay-Dry-Press Helper, Cook Helper, Preserves, Press-Smith Helper, Press Worker Helper, Silica-Dry-Press Helper See More

    How to become a Press Helper

    Most Press Helpers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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