Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Press Operator is $16.82
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Press Operators?
An entry-level Press Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.99 based on 46 salaries. An early career Press Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.94 based on 442 salaries. A mid-career …Read more
What Do Press Operators Do?
Press operators' primary function is to safely and efficiently use a press to perform printing-related tasks required by their employer. It is essential for the press operator to have an excellent understanding of the machinery and be able identify tool wear or damage to prevent further issues. The press operator is also in charge of performing equipment setup and minor maintenance such as lubrication, cleaning, and adjustments. They update the press history sheet to ensure that any changes or …Read more
- Set up, monitor, and maintain press to meet product specifications and timelines.
- Complete job run logs, including any mechanical problems and metrics for output, waste, and spoilage.
- Maintain and calibrate equipment, complying with all safety regulations and submitting orders for complex repairs.
- Inspect, package, and document finished orders.