Stamping Press Operator making a part

What is a Stamping Press Operator?

A Stamping Press Operator makes parts or pieces by operating a machine that stamp out parts using a die. The material can be fed by a band of metal material like aluminum, copper or titanium or by feeding precut sheets. The die will contain the outline shape of the piece it will cut. Very similar to a cookie cutter but much stronger in withstand repeated stamping over time. There are certain skills that many stamp press operators have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. We discovered that a lot of operators listed computer skills, dexterity and mechanical skills.

Most stamp press operators actually find jobs in the aerospace and automotive industries.

How To Become a Stamp Press Operator

If you’re interested in becoming a stamp press operator, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. Even though some stamp press operators have a college degree, it’s possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a stamp press operator. When we researched the most common majors for a stamp press operator, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on stamp press operator resumes include bachelor’s degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a stamp press operator. In fact, many stamp press operator jobs require experience in a role such as machine operator. Meanwhile, many stamp press operators also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or customer service representative.

A stamping press operator position doesn’t pay as much as some higher skilled positions such as a CNC Setup/Operator or an Industrial Electrician but its an excellent entry point into starting a career in manufacturing. It exposes you to the manufacturing process and other machinery and operators. Many employers will send their employees to school after a year of employment to train on other equipment and therefore increasing your skills sets and education in manufacturing. Working as a stamping press operator is an excellent starting point for a long rewarding career in manufacturing.