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Press Operator I

8003 Medora Road, Hutchinson, KS, USA

Job Type

Full Time


Responsible for handling press operations for the organization by producing parts of the highest quality and meeting production standards in performing the following duties:



  • Operates press machines following established procedures and guidelines.

  • Performs operations based on instructions, such as bending, punching, forming, etc.

  • Loads materials into equipment while feeding material through the die and removing parts from the die.

  • Works under immediate supervision and relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the job's functions.

  • Understands production information, such as length, width and thickness, material type, and quantity to be processed.

  • Efficiently manufactures parts to meet customer demands and specifications.

  • Keeps record of the number of pieces made.

  • Detects and reports defective materials or questionable equipment conditions, including dies to the department lead or supervisor.

  • Works safely and follows prescribed safety regulations.

  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition, including cleaning at the end of shift.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Takes direction from the Press department lead, supervisor, and Operations. 

  • Works well with others and is willing to help fellow employees when directed. 

  • Ability to read, write, and understand written directions.

  • Possesses problem-solving skills in detecting how to increase output and fix errors.

  • Displays attention to detail and is mindful of the job at hand. 

  • Has the stamina to work long hours on feet doing repetitive movements. 

  • Demonstrates safety-conscious behavior.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred. 

  • 0-1 year of experience in a press environment or a related area.

  • Experience operating punch or brake presses is desired.

  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within manufacturing


The physical demands described represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.

  • It is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • It is frequently required to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds. If items are heavier than 50 pounds, seek the help of a lifting device, or request the assistance of a fellow employee(s) for a team lift.

  • Machinery and tool operation requires the use of safety equipment including, but not limited to, steel-toe shoes/boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, welding/cutting protective goggles, or helmet.

  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes is not permitted in some areas, and wearing jewelry such as rings, bracelets, and necklaces is not allowed.

  • The facility is not climate-controlled, so heat in the summer and cold in the winter are factors.

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