Punch-Press Operator II

Tend one or more power presses that trim or punch metal or plastic stocks.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Punch-Press Operator IIs do?

Tends one or more power presses that trim, punch, shape, notch, draw, or crimp metal, composite materials, or plastic stock between preset dies: Places workpiece against fixtures or stops on machine bed and under machine die, or threads roll of metal into jig. Starts press and monitors machine operation to detect misalignment or malfunction. Inspects parts visually, or with fixed gauges to verify conformance to specifications or to detect fabrication defects. May be designated according to product machined as Sprue-Cutting-Press Operator; or function of machine as Forming-Press Operator II; Trimming-Press Operator; or according to type of press operated as Multiple-Punch-Press Operator II.

Should I be a Punch-Press Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Forming-Press Operator II, Multiple-Punch-Press Operator II

    How to become a Punch-Press Operator II

    Most Punch-Press Operator IIs 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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