Press Operator II

Tend hydraulic presses that squeeze liquid from crystallized chemicals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Press Operator IIs do?

Tends hydraulic press that squeezes liquid from crystallized chemical products and compacts material to facilitate melting: Shovels crystallized material into basket of press and positions metal disks in layers throughout material in basket. Moves levers to raise basket against plunger, squeezing liquid from crystals and compressing crystals into round, layer-like blocks. Dumps blocks into heated tank and turns steam valves to melt blocks. Starts pumps to transfer resulting liquid for further processing.


Should I be a Press Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Press Operator II

    Most Press Operator IIs 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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