Sintering Press Operator

Tend mechanical or hydraulic presses which compress metal powders.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sintering Press Operators do?

Tends mechanical or hydraulic presses which compress metal powders into parts, such as bearings, gears, filters, and rings, and coin them to specified size: Pours metal powder into hopper. Starts press, observes operation, and notifies PRESS SETTER of malfunctions. Examines finished part for nicks, burrs, and cracks. Weighs parts on scale and measures dimensions, using micrometers or fixed gauges, to ensure conformance to specifications. May adjust shuttle mechanism to regulate amount of powder in part. Places finished parts on tray or in stock pan. May write identifying information, such as mix number, number of parts, and date, on tag and attach it to tray or pan. Feeds parts into coining press to correct distortions created in sinking process. Removes parts from press and inspects them for burrs or other imperfections. Places parts on tray or in stock pan. May tend forming presses that fabricate clockwork parts from powdered metal.


Should I be a Sintering Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Coining-Press Operator, Crimping Press Operator, Drawing Press Operator, Forming Press Operator See More

    How to become a Sintering Press Operator

    Most Sintering Press Operators 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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