Profession cake press operator

Cake press operators set up and tend the hydraulic presses that compress and bake plastic chips into cake moulds to produce plastic sheets. They regulate and adjust the pressure and temperature.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Hydraulic press parts

    The qualities and applications of various parts of a hydraulic press, such as a priston, hydraulic cylinder, hydraulic fluid, ram, upper and lower die, and others.

  • Plastic resins

    The process of heating hydrocarbons, forming and combining polymers to create plastic resins which are used to make different kinds of products.

  • Types of plastic

    Types of plastic materials and their chemical composition, physical properties, possible issues and usage cases.

Skills

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Extract products from moulds

    Remove finished products from moulds and examine them in detail for anomalies.

  • Monitor valves

    Monitor and accordingly adjust the valves in order to allow a specific amount of liquids (such as ammonia sulfuric acid or viscous soap) or steam into the mixer or machine.

  • Move filled moulds

    Correctly replace filled-up moulds; understand how to load moulds into the oven and how to store filled-up moulds onto a rack.

  • Set press-cycle time

    Set the press-cycle time by adjusting the dial indicator arm.

  • Fill moulds

    Fill up moulds with appropriate materials and ingredient mixes.

  • Operate hydraulic machinery controls

    Use correctly the controls of specialized machinery by turning valves, handwheels, or rheostats to move and control flow of fuels, water, and dry or liquid binders to machines.

  • Operate rollers

    Operate the rollers to bond the plies and tread. Set-up the ply stitcher rollers, ensuring they are according to the specified width of stock.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Ensure mould uniformity

    Oversee uniformity of moulds; use casting equipment and tools such as hand press.

Optional knowledge and skills

add colour operate lifting equipment write batch record documentation perform test run mechanics trim excess material inspect quality of products replace filled pallets assemble moulds maintain equipment measure materials mix moulding and casting material report defective manufacturing materials feed hoppers hydraulics maintain moulds clean moulds types of moulding pallets loading keep records of work progress