Punch-Press Operator

Tend presses that punch out blocks of floor tile from sheets of vinyl.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Punch-Press Operators do?

Tends press that automatically punches out blocks of floor tile from sheets of vinyl and asphalt or asbestos material: Starts machine and observes sheet for uniformity of color pattern. Pushes button to release punching ram, allowing defective sections of sheet to pass through and onto scrap conveyor. Feels material to determine its flexibility as it enters machine and notifies CALENDER OPERATOR to adjust temperature of rolls. Stops machine when jams occur and removes damaged floor tile to clear punch press.


Should I be a Punch-Press Operator?

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

  • How to become a Punch-Press Operator

    Punch-Press Operators 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 Punch-Press Operator-related education!
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