“A” Press Operator, Accurate Perforating


Operates perforating press to punch metal or plastic, and performing the following duties.


  • Setting up dies and removing tooling from the press in a reasonable amount of time as determined by the company
  • Assisting other operators if requested
  • Sharpening punches as needed
  • Operating two presses simultaneously and performing all functions related to each
  • Keeping accurate production records
  • Checking that tooling and material used during production matches all descriptions relating to job card, drawings and/or written specifications
  • Detecting severe bur; misfeeds; punch breakage; overall surface conditions of materials, including rust, waviness, flatness, etc.; and out-of-tolerance dimensional measurements relating to drawings and/or specifications
  • Assisting in the loading and unloading of materials and the process of changing the scrap box
  • Starting and stopping press and observing operation to detect misalignment or malfunction
  • Inspecting work pieces for conformance to specifications and adjusting machine to correct errors
  • Cleaning and lubricating machines and cleaning around their work areas to promote a safe working environment
  • Maintaining any tools issued by the company
  • Obtaining written sign-off from Foreman prior to running production quantities
  • Reporting any problems to Perforating Foreman and/or Lead Person
  • Performing all other job-related functions as assigned by the company
  • Accepting responsibility for any problems resulting from job-related functions

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other company employees
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with tens and hundreds
  • Must be able to use a ruler or other measuring devices and to work tolerances of 1/64 of an inch
  • Must be able to read a decimal chart
  • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carrying out simple one- or two-step instructions

Education and Qualifications

  • Minimum of eighth-grade education
  • Up to two years related experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions