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Auto Press Operator - 1st Shift (AUTOP02579)


Last Updated: 7/10/20

Job Description


Performs various tasks necessary to set-up and operate automatic and manual press. This position is for (2) 1st shift: Mon. – Fri. : 6am -2pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continual basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.)

  • Utilize various tools to remove and set dies into press .This may require help from lift driver.
  • Load steel into uncoils with electric winch.
  • Adjust metal fed to length required by part number.
  • Run press in automatic or manual mode.
  • Perform part quality inspections using appropriate measuring devices or gages.
  • Perform basic math to adjust press.
  • Read blue print.
  • Record inspection results on quality record.
  • Stop press and adjust or advise Supervisor/Lead to quality issues.
  • Track and record downtime of press during production run.
  • Attach labels to product produced.
  • Record part number and production quantities on Production Record/Scan sheet.
  • Actively participate in housekeeping requirements for the department.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Perform repair and maintenance activities on equipment as assigned. This may include help from the maintenance department when necessary.
  • Empty slug buckets or containers as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Formal education is not required.
  • Minimum of 6 months of previous work experience in a manufacturing setting preferred, but not required for consideration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. .

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate quality issues to supervisor, lead, and tool and die personnel.
  • Ability to effectively communicate mechanical issues to maintenance personnel.
  • Ability to record quality and production information on records.
  • Ability to read print and using measurement tools, effectively evaluate part for conformity.
  • Ability to read instructions for operation, gauging, or other instructions needed for job.

Company Details


Hickory, North Carolina, United States