press operator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Skilled machine operator with strong background in fast-paced manufacturing environments working with foreign materials. Reliable worker comfortable working alone or with team members to move materials, complete production runs and inspect final products. Knowledgeable about machine operation, maintenance requirements and basic repairs. I also offer my expertise in being a Talented Warehouse Manager offering 4+ years of leadership and expertise in overseeing training and performance of temporary employees. Accomplished in maintaining smooth warehouse operations through accurate recordkeeping, logistics management, planning and inter-departmental communications. Successful in remaining informed of customer demand and sales forecasts to maintain appropriate amount of product inventory.

  • Problem-Solving
  • Work Order Interpretation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Quality Inspections
  • Equipment Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Component and Machine Calibration
  • Die Changes and Stop Sets
  • Machine Start-Up and Shut-Down
  • Clear Communication
  • Hand Tools and Measuring Devices
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Operational Recordkeeping
  • Material Sorting and Categorizing
  • Automated Inventory Software
  • Chemical Solution Safety
  • Microsoft Office
  • Forklift Operation
  • PPE Compliance
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Active Listening
  • Material Transport
  • Surface Finishing
  • Parts Replacement
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Planning & Organizing
  • People Skills
  • Picking/packing
  • Supervisory
  • Quality
  • Warehouse management
03/2022 to Current Press Operator Norsk Hydro Asa | Delhi, LA,
  • Collaborated with technicians to diagnose equipment breakdowns and address quality issues.
  • Loaded raw materials into press machines, identifying proper materials and adjusting machine calibrations to achieve proper fit and prevent jams and other processing errors.
  • Inspected machines prior to starting and operation, verifying safe operating condition and performing lubrication and other preventive maintenance.
  • Unloaded processed materials from machines, inspecting product to verify compliance with specifications required for further processing and discarding or reprocessing defective output.
  • Cleaned machines between production operations and after shifts, using air hoses, chemical cleaners and pressure washers to prevent buildup and maintain good functioning condition.
  • Communicated with supervisors and specialized machine technicians to receive instruction on correct machine operation and request assistance with set-up when necessary.
  • Reviewed manuals and work order drawings and specifications to determine desired shapes, dimensions and tolerance of product output, adjusting machine calibrations accordingly.
  • Monitored lights, gauges and general performance indicators to detect mechanical malfunctions and modify or cease operations accordingly, preventing damage and waste of materials.
  • Operated press machines to press sheets of metal, felt, fabric and other pliable materials and press rubber molds, processing average 486 production units cycle.
  • Interpreted finished product design specifications to identify and implement optimal sequence of operations, minimizing production time and achieving dimensional consistency.
  • Kept machines running at peak efficiency to meet demanding production targets.
  • Followed work orders to select proper materials, make accurate cuts and complete precise finished products.
  • Examined completed pieces to check for defects and sorted items according to identified flaws.
  • Cut off excess materials for reuse or recycling.
  • Maintained adequate productivity by setting and enforcing deadlines.
  • Cut and slit compound materials for use on finishing press machine.
  • Monitored and controlled operations of auxiliary equipment, including cutters, UV lights and delivery tables.
03/2018 to 03/2022 Warehouse Assistant Supervisor Henry Industries | Golden, CO,
  • Contributed actively to meetings with upper management to roll out initiatives and procedures, meeting benchmarks for production, quality and safety.
  • Assessed employee performance and facilitated both commendations and discipline to maintain productivity.
  • Identified production problems through careful assessment of quality control system deficiencies.
  • Packed and labeled merchandise to prepare for loading and shipment to customers.
  • Inspected and moved products to designated areas in warehouse.
  • Lifted materials of varied weights on regular basis.
  • Used pallet jacks to move items to and from warehouse locations.
  • Worked additional hours and shifts to meet tight deadlines during peak periods.
  • Organized incoming inventory to fit with optimal storage plans and maintain retrieval efficiency.
  • Marked and labeled containers with accurate shipping information to prevent delays.
  • Conducted timely and accurate inventory counts to maintain current supply records and facilitate smooth ordering.
  • Assembled cartons, crates and containers to prepare for shipping.
  • Operated forklift and other equipment to move pallets around between warehouse locations and transport trucks.
  • Counted different types of merchandise to comply with inventory control tag requirements.
  • Tracked inventory and conducted cycle counts to maintain accurate records.
  • Inspected outgoing shipments to maintain quality assurance standards.
  • Used tools, sprayers and cleaning solutions to disinfect work areas.
  • Protected team members from injury by properly maintaining and storing equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Updated inventory and production information using warehouse management systems and scanner guns.
  • Trained new employees regarding warehouse procedures and standards.
  • Constructed and maintained artful displays for merchandise.
05/2002 to 03/2018 Shift Lead Spin | Fort Pierce, FL,
  • Delegated tasks to employees and monitored activities and task completion.
  • Resolved customer complaints and reported issues to senior management.
  • Completed opening and closing duties to facilitate business operations.
  • Upheld company standards and compliance requirements for operations.
  • Coached and trained employees and managed daily work assignments to enhance operations.
  • Taught staff upselling techniques to meet revenue targets.
  • Reinforced rules to promote superior employee performance.
  • Coordinated shift workers for inventory receiving, auditing and restocking.
  • Evaluated and performed equipment maintenance to support operational goals.
  • Counted cash on hand at shift change and closing to determine shortages or overages and prepare bank deposit statements.
  • Supervised and led employees to maintain productivity and customer service levels.
  • Complied with company safety procedures, policies and regulations to promote safe working environment.
  • Positioned skilled staff in key areas throughout shift to optimize department productivity.
  • Assisted general manager with operations game plan and company initiatives implementation.
  • Evaluated employee performance, delivering individualized feedback and praise.
  • Educated customers about offerings, promotions and pricing to boost sales.
  • Checked orders for quality and completeness.
  • Coached team members to increase productivity and reduce workplace accidents.
  • Assessed reports and adjusted workflows to realign with targets.
  • Managed daily workflow and scheduled staff for adequate coverage.
  • Planned and managed resources to consistently meet production, quality and cost goals.
  • Guided staff on implementing promotions and marketing programs.
  • Improved daily operational plans, developed production schedules and optimized task flow.
  • Held performance reviews to identify and correct areas needing improvement.
  • Counted inventory, resolved discrepancies and completed paperwork to keep system accurate and current.
  • Documented receipts, employee hours and inventory movement.
06/2008 to 12/2008 Palletizer Operator Land O' Lakes | Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Squared stacked displayed materials for safe and orderly conditions.
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work.
  • Packaged, labeled and tagged goods before transfer.
  • Troubleshot problems to resolve equipment issues.
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management.
  • Transported pallets to storage in warehouse, loaded and unloaded trucks and retrieved customer orders with pallet jacks.
  • Cleaned and organized warehouse work area through relocation or removal of empty pallets and other containers.
  • Maneuvered palletized loads to and from production areas, to shipping, labeling and quality control areas.
  • Located, pulled and verified accuracy of customer orders, palletized and wrapped full pallet and prepared for shipment.
  • Used pallet jacks to move items to and from warehouse locations.
  • Learned proper use of pallet jacks and when forklifts should be used instead, such as for lifting heavy loads high off ground.
  • Operated pallet jacks in freezer and refrigerator warehouse environments safely and without equipment or product damage.
  • Opened boxes, checked items against packing slips and documented damage.
  • Picked designated stock from multiple warehouse locations and neatly stacked irregular and diverse material on pallets.
  • Expedited delivery of products to assembly lines to facilitate complete and on-time customer order assembly.
  • Reported equipment, operations and stock issues to management to promote quick remediation.
  • Inspected pallet jacks every shift, maintained and performed troubleshooting to verify machine availability when needed.
  • Monitored and maintained warehouse inventory accuracy to 100% via computerized inventory control system.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2002 to to High School Diploma | Lovejoy High School, Hampton, GA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Lovejoy High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Press Operator
  • Warehouse Assistant Supervisor
  • Shift Lead
  • Palletizer Operator


  • High School Diploma

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