1st shift Press Operator

Job Summary:       

Under minimum supervision weighs and forms mixture to work order to ensure conformity to customer specifications.

Essential Functions:

  1. Weigh raw materials per work order.
  2. Pour raw material into press – press area.
  3. Place pressed product on to screen or plate.
  4. Following proper procedures, moves pressed product to the appropriate kiln for firing.
  5. Periodically examines and measures thickness of finished product and adjusts process as required per work order.
  6. Replenish mix hopper as needed.
  7. Proper utilization and operation of hydraulic presses and electronic scales.
  8. Maintain daily operator quality records and labor tickets.
  9. Cleans equipment and work area in accordance with established housekeeping and safety procedures.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Previous manufacturing experience recommended. 
  2. Good math and reading skills.   
  3. Tow motor experience is a plus.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.  The employee must consistently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.  The employee is regularly exposed to vibration. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The performance of this position normally requires exposure to typical manufacturing areas which require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and steel-toed safety shoes.  Temperature of work area may be affected by outside temperatures and machining.  Industrial lighting provided.  Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or unpleasant odors.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.



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