Operate planishing presses to impart finish to plastic sheets.
What does a Planishing Press Operator do?
Operates planishing press to impart finish to plastic sheets: Selects metal plates according to finish desired. Places plastic sheets between metal planishing plates. Slides plates into platens of hydraulic press. Moves controls or inserts circular graph into controlling mechanism of press to heat press to specified temperature and compress plastic sheets between plates. Removes plates from platens after specified time and strips plastic sheets from metal plates, using knife. Examines sheets for defects. Cleans metal plates, using cloths, solvents, or scrapers, or dips plates into vat of hot water, using chain hoist. May adjust heat and pressure controls. May be designated according to purpose of pressing as Sheet Straightener.