Profession dry press operator

Dry press operators press dry tempered clay or silica into bricks and other shapes. They select and fix the pressing dies, using rule and wenches. Dry press operators remove the bricks from the press machine and stack them in a specified pattern on the kiln car.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Use wrenches

    Use spanners to adjust machinery and equipment.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Tend dry-press

    Tend the dry-press machines used to transform clay or silica into bricks.

  • Replace die

    Evaluate if a replacement of the die of a machine is deemed beneficial and take the necessary actions for replacing it either manually (depending on its size, by the use of a manual lifting tackle) or mechanically.

  • Transfer bricks

    Transfer bricks from the dry-press to the kiln car, stacking them according to specifications.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

Optional knowledge and skills

clean moulds mechanics various types of sand manage waste feed hoppers operate brick oven stack empty pallets types of pottery material replace filled pallets pallets loading operate forklift