Profession stamping press operator

Stamping press operators set up and tend stamping presses designed to form metal workpieces in their desired shape by applying pressure through the up and down movement of a bolster plate and a die attached to a stamping ram on the metal, resulting in the die producing smaller metal parts of the workpiece fed to the press.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Stamping press parts

    Components of a stamping press, such as bolster plate, ram, automatic feeder and tonnage monitor, their qualities and applications.


  • Tend stamping press

    Tend an automated or semi-automated stamping press, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

mechanics types of metal manufacturing processes inspect quality of products provide advice to technicians mark processed workpiece manufacturing of steam generators perform product testing manufacturing of metal containers manufacturing of metal structures coining manufacturing of steel drums and similar containers work ergonomically perform machine maintenance ferrous metal processing program a cnc controller monitor conveyor belt operate lifting equipment manufacturing of doors from metal apply cross-reference tools for product identification quality and cycle time optimisation set up automotive robot use cam software keep records of work progress statistical process control types of stamping press record production data for quality control manufacturing of heating equipment check quality of raw materials interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances read standard blueprints