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Press Operator

Plymouth, MI

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Title: Press Operator
Location: Plymouth, MI
Shift: 5:00AM - 1:30PM / 1:30PM - 10:00PM
Pay: $15-$16/hr

The press operator sets up and operates power press machines to assemble metal or plastic products by crimping, shaping, locking, staking, or press fitting. This is a contract to hire position!


  • Installs specified dies on machine bed an ram
  • Positions and clamps holding fixtures to machine bed
  • Adjusts setscrews to regulate stroke of ram
  • Adjusts parts between dies or positions them against fixtures on machine
  • Moves controls to lower ram that bends, clinches, or forces parts together
  • Operates machine to separate parts
  • Set up and operates machine to punch, cut, face, chamfer, or compress parts preparatory to assembly
  • Installs gears and cams to synchronize action of multiple ram, feed , and positioning action of automatic presses

Job Requirements

  • One year certificate from college or technical school, or 3-6 months related experience and/or training 
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, and short correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to use basic math (add, subtract, multiply, divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals)
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs 
  • Employee is required to stand, walk and sit
  • Must be able to frequently lift/move 25lbs
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