Position: Press Operator
Department: Production
Division: Samuel, Son & Co.
Type: Full-time Hourly
Location: Columbia, Tennessee, USA

Job Description:

​The Press Operator will operate mechanical and/or hydraulic presses to produce blanks as specified by the Customer and as detailed on the in-process check-sheet.  The Operator is responsible for ensuring each member of the crew is performing their assigned tasks in accordance to the appropriate Safe Operating Procedures (SOP's).



  • Monitors machine operation ensuring blanks feed properly and machine operates safely.
  • Maintains production board and completes all other related paperwork in accurate and neat manner.
  • Arranges for material to be delivered to the line as required
  • Confirms correct material is loaded onto the press line un-coiler.
  • Follows set-up steps as described in production set-up information and QDC procedures.
  • Performs First-off and Last-off conformance checks ensuring parts meet customer specifications.
  • Performs Quality checks as per in process check sheets.
  • Responsible for the safe & efficient operation of press line and all personnel. 
  • Ensures packaging meets customer specifications.
  • Ensures proper tagging of finished parts and transfer to finished goods area.
  • Leads team ensuring changeovers are done in an efficient manner with minimal downtime.
  • Affixes Green OK to Ship tags once material has met all customer specifications, as required.
  • Provides support to the continuous improvement efforts of the company, in order to improve performance of assigned jobs and remain competitive in the market place.
  • Proven competent to operate a forklift and crane as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.



  • 3 years of experience as a press operator in automotive blanking
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.



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