Tab Card Press Operator

Set up and operate presses to print data processing cards.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tab Card Press Operators do?

Sets up and operates specially equipped presses to print, perforate, number, and cut data processing cards according to specifications: Installs die in press bed or on press cylinder and tightens locking attachment, using wrench. Mounts paper roll on reel and inserts end into automatic feed mechanism. Tightens or loosens fountain thumbscrew to adjust ink flow. Starts presses and observes operation to detect malfunction. Examines printed cards for conformance to specifications, using line gauge. May record production on logsheet.


Should I be a Tab Card Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to become a Tab Card Press Operator

    Tab Card 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 Tab Card Press Operator-related education!
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