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Career Area: Manufacturing
Program Number: 50-420-10
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1. Students must be physically able to perform the job

2. Students must be 18 years of age and submit official high school, GED, or HSED transcript including a graduation or passing date.

3. Students must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

4. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and push/pull 100 to 2500lbs using carts and moving equipment.

5. Must wear protective shoes, safety glasses, gloves, shop shirt and ear protection while working around loud noises.


Press Set-up Operators are responsible for setting up and operating power presses to trim, punch, shape, notch, draw, or crimp metal, composite, or plastic stock: Assembles, installs, and align dies in press according to specifications, using feelers, shims, templates, bolts, clamps, and wrenches.

Wisconsin Technical College Press Set-Up Operator Programs

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Gateway Press Set-Up Operator at Gateway