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Press Operator II

Tend hydraulic presses that squeeze liquid from crystallized chemicals.

What does a Press Operator II do?

Tends hydraulic press that squeezes liquid from crystallized chemical products and compacts material to facilitate melting: Shovels crystallized material into basket of press and positions metal disks in layers throughout material in basket. Moves levers to raise basket against plunger, squeezing liquid from crystals and compressing crystals into round, layer-like blocks. Dumps blocks into heated tank and turns steam valves to melt blocks. Starts pumps to transfer resulting liquid for further processing.