Press Operators prepare, use, and maintain printing presses, allowing publishing companies or newspapers to produce accurate written materials. These production workers must understand how to load supplies such as paper and ink into the machinery and how to make adjustments to attain a high standard of print quality. They also maintain supply inventory records and take steps to reduce waste. Press operators must complete jobs within established deadlines and ensure that safety standards are met. This job can include loud or uncomfortable noise levels, long periods of standing, and exposure to dangerous materials.
Operation and Control
Quality Control Analysis
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology
Office suite software
Word processing software
What Will You Do as a
Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products.
Inspect metal, plastic, or composite products.
Weigh finished products.
Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
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What Education Do You need?
People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Some College, but No Degree
Doctorate or Professional Degree
Common Past Positions
Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators