Operate machines to press dry tempered clay into brick and other shapes.
What does a Dry Press Operator do?
Operates machine to press dry tempered clay or silica into brick and other shapes: Selects and installs upper and lower pressing dies, using rule and hand wrenches. Starts machine and observes flow of clay and pressing process. Measures brick with set-limit gauge and turns handwheel to adjust die. Removes bricks from press bed and stacks bricks in specified pattern on kiln car. Signals LABORER, GENERAL to move loaded car and bring up empty car. May be designated according to material pressed as Clay-Dry-Press Operator; Silica-Dry-Press Operator.