Press Operator I

Tend equipment that convert liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Press Operator Is do?

Tends equipment that converts liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice: Turns valves to transfer liquid carbon dioxide to batch tank for weighing, and to expansion chamber where snow is formed by sudden release of pressure. Pushes lever of press to lower hydraulic ram that compresses snow into cakes. Pushes cakes onto conveyor that carries them under power saws that cut cakes to specified size and transfers them onto scale. Weighs cakes on scale, records weight, and covers dry ice with paper. Lifts ice into insulated box. Tends booster pumps to fill cylinders with liquid carbon dioxide under pressure. May tend automated system that converts liquid carbon dioxide into dry ice.

Should I be a Press Operator I?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Auger-Press Operator, Cake Press Operator, Clay Press Operator, Flue-Tile-Press Operator, Hot Plate Press Operator See More

    How to become a Press Operator I

    Most Press Operator Is 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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