Record Press Tender

Tend automatic steam-hydraulic presses that mold plastic compound.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Record Press Tenders do?

Tends automatic steam-hydraulic press that molds plastic compound into phonograph records: Places record labels over top and bottom center pins of press, and places preweighed and heated biscuit into press mold. Moves lever to close mold and start press on cycle that molds biscuit under pressure and heat to form phonograph record. Removes record at end of cycle, places record onto spindle of edge trimmer, and presses lever to start turntable that rotates record against circular blades to trim flash from record edge. Examines record for flaws, such as discoloration and scratches. Retains specified record samples for audio testing. May tend machine that automatically inserts labels and compound into mold, forms record, punches center hole, and trims flash from record edge.

Should I be a Record Press Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Record Pressman

    How to become a Record Press Tender

    Most Record Press Tenders 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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