Slug Press Operator

Tend machine that compress moist welding rod coating mix.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slug Press Operators do?

Tends machine that compresses moist welding rod coating mix into cylinder-shaped slugs: Dumps mix into forming chamber of slug press, using forklift. Presses button to close press and activate ram that automatically forms and ejects slug. Slips cellophane bag over slug or places it in container to prevent crusting or dehydration. Cleans machine, using brush, scraper, and airhose.


Should I be a Slug Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Slug Press Operator

    Most Slug Press Operators 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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