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Cake-Press Operator

Tend hydraulic presses that bake plastics materials into cake molds.

What does a Cake-Press Operator do?

Tends hydraulic presses that compress and bake chipped, rolled, or slabbed plastics materials into cake molds for sheeting: Turns valves to regulate pressures and temperatures in baking and cooling presses. Turns dial indicator arm to set press-cycle time. Pulls hopper lever to fill mold with specified weight of plastics chips. Places platen on top of mold and lifts filled mold to roller conveyor. Pushes baked molds out of heated press, using bar. Pushes filled molds from conveyor and supply rack into baking press. Turns valve to close press. Observes meters and gauges to verify specified temperatures, pressures, and press-cycle times.