Press Operator


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Job Number: 6721

Position Title:

External Description:
Press Operator

Company: Norris Cylinder Company

Primary Location: 521 Green Cove Road SE, Huntsville, AL 35803 USA

Employment Type: Hourly | Full-Time

Function: Manufacturing Production / Distribution

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

About Norris Cylinder Company

Main Duties & Responsibilities

JOB PURPOSE: T o perform a variety of operational functions that constitutes the production, inspection and distribution of products or services for our customers. Operates presses and other auxiliary machines and equipment utilizing speed, accuracy and safe operating procedures.


  • Performs assignments in accordance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to the Quality Policy, including all items assigned to this position in accordance with ISO policies, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Complies with the work rules and standards set forth in the Employee Handbook.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and clean work areas in assigned work sites.
  • Displays appropriate work ethics in the workplace and group settings which provides a positive work environment with co-workers.
  • Refers to work order or procedural instructions appropriate for each job, function or assignment before commencing work.
  • Performs any specified quality assurance checks designated for each job, function or assignment.
  • Assures that all work assigned to position is performed in accordance with specifications, instructions and requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet production standards on specific assignments within a reasonable time, depending on the degree of difficulty of their job functions.


  • Ability to be trained and operate all types of presses including DDI and CWE.
  • Ability to check drawings or job order for product specifications such as dimensions and tolerances, and tooling instructions such as fixtures, feed rates, cutting speeds, depth of cut, and determines sequence of operations.
  • Ability to read and follow all current work instructions pertaining to the specific equipment operations.
  • Ability to set up fixtures or feeding device, start machine and engage feed.
  • Ability to observe operation of machine and verify conformance of machined work piece to design specifications and quality standards.
  • Ability to operate auxiliary machines and equipment such as trimmers, chucker, robotic material handlers and process line conveyor.
  • Ability to monitor ultrasonic wall thickness equipment and perform wall thickness and bottom thickness checks of cylinders.
  • Ability to work under pressure and monitor several pieces of equipment at the same time.
  • Willing to work in a hot environment.
  • Ability to react quickly to correct problems with automated equipment.


    • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested for successful completion of the mission of Norris Cylinder.

    • Accomplishment of assigned tasks.
    • Adherence to the Quality Policy and ISO Procedural Requirements.
    • Ability to maintain clean work areas and follow good housekeeping practices.
    • Ability to follow work rules, work independently, be flexible and be willing to perform a variety of jobs.
    • Ability to use machinery/equipment required to accomplish a given job assignment.
    • Ability to work effectively, courteously and respectively with co- workers and other personnel.


      Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions. However the production areas are often hot and noisy. The noise level in the work environment is high and ear protection is required.


    Experience, Competencies and Education
    Must posses an education or experience level that permits the employee to effectively communicate and perform duties, assignments and responsibilities of the job. High School diploma or GED
    • Language Skills

    Ability to read, analyze and interpret the documents relating to the job, function or assignment.
    • Mathematical Skills

    Ability to perform basic mathematical equations.
    • Reasoning Ability

    Ability to make decisions when identifying in-process problems. Ability to deal with a variety of job assignments.

    City: Huntsville

    Location_formattedLocationLong: Huntsville, Alabama US

    State: Alabama

    Community / Marketing Title: Press Operator

    Company Profile:

    Requisition Number: 406

    EEO Employer Verbiage:

    If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact us at or 248-631-5450
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    TriMas Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.