Press Operator Level III


Include the following:

  • Capable of performing all the job functions of Press Operator Levels I and II.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the setting and aligning of dies in a variety of presses and set ups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in adjusting feeder equipment (uncoilers, cradles, etc.), presses (shut height, knock-outs, etc.) and automatic oilers.
  • Knows how and when to set detectors.
  • Assists in troubleshooting die and equipment malfunctions.
  • Builds and installs chutes and set catchers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the quality system and procedures.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints.
  • Insures all safety related items are in place and in working order at each set-up.
  • Has primary responsibility for on-the-job operator training.
  • May assist or be involved in tool design and approval.
  • Constantly works toward improving efficiency, and ultimately, productivity.
  • Assumes Lead person responsibility on an as needed basis. (Compensation will be adjusted).
  • Maintains good work area housekeeping including tools and equipment.
  • Required lift truck license (Where applicable)
  • Other duties as assigned by management


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


At least a high school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D).

At least one year experience operating and setting up stamping presses in a metal stamping environment.

At least demonstrated proficiency in the use of micrometers and calipers.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Required MIOSHA lift truck license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.