Tend cutting and stamping equipment that cut bars of soap from logs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pressers do?

Tends cutting and stamping equipment that cuts bars of soap from logs and embosses bars with firm name or trademark: Moves controls to regulate machine speed to maintain uniform movement of soap through plodder, cutting and stamping machines, and cooling tower. Examines soap bars for clean-cut form and uniform color and stops equipment when bars are defective, unbolts plodder, and removes accumulated soap from plodder plate. May rub bars under running water to test them for smoothness. Sends sample bars to laboratory for moisture tests. May tend press that presses bars into specified shape.

Should I be a Presser?

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

  • Also known as: Brim Presser II, Clothing Presser Apprentice, Cloth Presser, Cooker and Presser, Crown Presser, Flap Presser See More

    How to become a Presser

    Pressers 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 Presser-related education!
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