Powder Press Operator

Irwin, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
US$ 13.00 - US$ 16.50 per hour
Ref. Number
GRN, Spherion
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Job Description

Carbide company in Irwin in need of Powder Mixers and Press Operators. Job duties include:Collecting, refining, mixing and processing carbide powder. Press powder into a hardened form using a hydraulic press.  
Workers are exposed to atmospheric conditions: Dust 
The dust generated is carbide dust which contains cobalt and tungsten and therefore respirators are provided and the worker is test/monitored periodically. The work area is well ventilated. 

M-F, Daylight 
Pay rate will be determined based on experience and level of knowledge. 


  • Problem response skills appropriate to a given problem situation
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to attend to a task from start to finish independently
  • Ability to concentrate on a task without being distracted by surrounding activities/sounds
  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals (machine manuals, safety manuals)
  • Ability to gather accurate measurements and calculate measurements
  • Ability to work in confined areas
  • Ability to determine the tools needed to complete the assigned job task
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions
  • Ability to understand spatial relationships
  • Consistently exercise safe machine operating judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Corrected vision
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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