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Automatic Press Operator (3rd Shift) (AUTOM02532)


Last Updated: 3/29/20

Job Description


Our fast-paced manufacturing firm is seeking an Automatic Press Operator. This position will provide the successful candidate with the chance to apply their knowledge, learn new skills, and work as a team within a clean and safe environment. The ideal candidate for this role has 6 months experience in the manufacturing sector, pays strong attention to detail, has excellent attendance and is committed to workplace safety. We offer excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as retirement benefits, PTO and paid holidays. This position is at our Metal Plant in Hickory, NC. This is a 3rd shift position, Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 PM - 7:30 AM. Listed below are the Qualifications and Requirements for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Utilizes various tools to remove old die and set up new die
  • Measures die height and adjusts ram to correct sheet height
  • Uses 5 ton overhead crane to lower steel onto cradle and make adjustments in width
  • Sets width and adjusts progression on automatic press to insure proper feed of material through die
  • Adjusts lubricant sprays for proper die coverage to adjust stock guides
  • Cycle press.  Must understand and make adjustments to timing of press
  • Perform daily safety checklist and inform maintenance of any issues
  • Maintain a safe operation 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must have High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must be able to count and do simple math skills
  • Some press experience, CNC, or mechanical background is preferred
  • Must have forklift experience
  • Must be able to do some heavy lifting
  • Must be able to use calipers, micrometers, tape measures, crane, gauges, and other various general hand tools

Company Details


Hickory, North Carolina, United States