High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Reads job specifications to determine machine adjustments and material requirements. Operates machine and observes machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunction. Measures workpiece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation. Removes burrs, sharp edges, rust, or scale from workpiece. Performs minor machine maintenance such as oiling machines, dies or workpieces. Sets up machines, equipment and gathers raw materials for production process. Maintain press times, temperatures and pressure specified. Responsible for operation of compression, transfer and injection machines and molds. Place rubber preform and inserts in press to produce a wide variety of close tolerance parts in conformance to specifications and detailed instructions. Remove molded products and flash from mold.