Press Operator  

Reports to:  The Press Operator reports to the Production Supervisor.    

Job Summary for Press Operators:  Press Operators operate presses and assemble parts and products to meet the needs of internal and external customers. Conform to all customer requirements by performing defect-free work and continuously improving our process and effectiveness of our quality management system.  

Responsibilities  of the Press Operator are, but are not limited too;    

  • Safely operate all presses and assembly equipment  
  • Obey safety procedures and work in a safe manner  
  • Assemble and fabricate parts to meet customer requirements  
  • Clean parts. (Brush off parts and perform minor cleaning, clean out punches and shake out slugs on certain parts, and clean gaskets to meet customer specs).  
  • Perform in-process quality checks and pull out parts that do not meet specifications, gauging parts as necessary  
  • Prepare boxes, labels, tags, tickets, etc. and stack, bag or box parts  
  • Complete production paperwork by recording production quantities, scrap, etc. and collect appropriate data per work instructions or task  
  • Be a team player and assist co-workers as needed  
  • Participate in employee involvement programs  
  • Maintain a clean work area  
  • Lift and load materials using a hoist  
  • Support and participate in the lean manufacturing process  

Qualifications for the Press Operator are, but are not limited too;    

  • Ability to learn press operation and assembly processes.  
  • Basic  reading and math skills  are required.    
  • Ability to work overtime, as production needs might require both after regular scheduled shifts and on weekends.    
  • Ability to sit, stand, kneel, bend and stoop is required for 8+ hours a day. Ability to lift and carry 50lbs repetitively is required for this position as well.    
  • Ability to work in a  team and  focus on  continuous  improvement.  
  • Ability to learn to use appropriate measuring devices  
  • Previous experience with a hoist is a plus!  
  • Previous die-cutting, assembly, press operator and/or automotive experience  is preferred.    
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment  is preferred.  

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