Extruding-Press Operator

Tend machines that press lead ingots or billets.

What does an Extruding-Press Operator do?

Tends machine that presses lead ingots or billets through extrusion die to form slugs or lead wire for processing into bullets or cores used in jacketed bullets: Swabs mouth of press with grease and positions ingot or billet beneath ram. Starts motor and presses lever to lower ram that forces lead through die and between wheels that cut lead wire into slugs or wraps extruded wire on spool. Removes catch box when full of slugs or filled spool. May verify weight of slug on scales to ascertain that production specifications are maintained.