Press Operator I-III

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-320963
    • Job Location: McClellan Park, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/01/2021
    • Years of Experience: 1+
    • Radford Job Code: 0735X
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

The Press Operator manufactures product using hydraulic press process. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Press Operators.  Each level of Press Operator has additional duties and responsibilities listed. 

Press Operator ALL

  • Operates a variety of hydraulic presses to make compression-molded products.
  • Supports and exhibits the focus of zero defects as well as “right-the-first-time” approach.
  • Inspects finished products for conformance to specifications.
  • Uses digital instruments and measuring devices.
  • Operates machinery to include hydraulic presses, ovens, hand tools, scales and cutting tools.
  • Handles, applies, stores and disposes of composite parts, molding compounds, resins and solvents.
  • Follows FOD (foreign object prevention) practices.
  • Complies with established safety directives.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures. 

Press Operator I

  • Works under close supervision.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include:
    • Math
    • Documentation
    • Materials Knowledge
    • Tooling/Molds
    • Equipment
    • Process
    • Quality
    • Safety 

Press Operator II

  • Works under limited supervision.
  • May work from verbal instructions.
  • Sets up press prior to run.  May load/unload specific tooling as required.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an intermediate level of:
    • Math
    • Documentation
    • Materials Knowledge
    • Tooling/Molds
    • Equipment
    • Process
    • Quality
    • Safety

Press Operator III

  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Responsible for training less skilled Press Operators.
  • May work from engineering drawings, rough sketches or manuals.
  • Works from manufacturers' specification to determine temperature range of material, required pressure and calculate surface area of tools to convert surface area to required PSI.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities for this level include an advanced level of:
    • Math
    • Documentation
    • Materials Knowledge
    • Tooling/Molds
    • Equipment
    • Process
    • Quality
    • Safety 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

None 

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:   

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Press Operators.  Each level of Press Operator has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

Press Operator I

  • Preferably 1 year hands-on experience in manufacturing production.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively both written and verbally.
  • Must be able to demonstrate accurate basic math skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the accurate use of a tape measure. 

Press Operator II

  • Basic computer skills with the ability to navigate around files.
  • Preferably 2 years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing.
  • Typical qualifications for this level include an intermediate level of:
  • Math
  • Documentation
  • Materials Knowledge
  • Tooling/Molds
  • Equipment
  • Process
  • Quality
  • Safety 

Press Operator III

  • Preferably 5 years hands-on experience in composite manufacturing. 
  • Typical qualifications for this level include an advanced level of:
  • Math
  • Documentation
  • Materials Knowledge
  • Tooling/Molds
  • Equipment
  • Process
  • Quality
  • Safety

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Requires high school education or equivalent.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • May work extended hours or weekends. 
  • Exposed to noise and hazardous.
  • Standing, walking, occasionally sitting. 
  • Manipulating materials. 
  • Work with hand tools and related equipment.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries heavy objects.
  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.