Sweep Press Operator

Tend sweep presses that cut recesses and smooth rough spots.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sweep Press Operators do?

Tends sweep press that cuts recesses, smooths rough spots, and rounds corners on watch plates and bridges: Positions plate or bridge over protruding pins of chuck. Moves controls that feed cutting head to plate or bridge. May verify dimensions of specified number of parts, using precision plug and indicator gauge. May replace worn or dull bits.


Should I be a Sweep Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Sweep Press Operator

    Sweep 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 Sweep Press Operator-related education!
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