Press Operator

General Summary


An individual who is proficient in the operation and maintenance of the bullet transfer presses. Individual will perform minor operational changes to press to achieve bullet specifications.  Individual must have a clear understanding and knowledge of all the measurements taken and recorded during normal operation of press.  Will be engaged in learning the troubleshooting process and fundamentals of bullet production according to department specifications. 



Principal Duties and Accountabilities (*Essential Functions)


Must understand all procedures and operations for correctly operating a transfer press


Responsible for the daily maintenance of bullet transfer press


Must be able to accurately inspect bullets both visually and dimensionally, using the appropriate tools in the department


Must be able to detect problems with bullets visually and dimensionally and produce each bullet to specifications


Must diagnose and fix problems concerning accuracy and function


Must be able to read and follow all setup records, history sheets and procedures


Complete Maintenance, Start of Shift and LPA checklists


Must be able to record all necessary paperwork legibly and accurately


Must listen and follow instruction from Lead and Press Supervisor


Must be alert, aware and able to follow company safety policies


Must clearly communicate requisitioned needs for tooling and supplies to the Press Lead or Supervisor in a timely manner


Must maintain a clean, orderly, and safe shop environment


Must be willing to work day, swing and weekend shifts 


Must be willing and able to work overtime when necessary


Educational, Skills, and Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


6-12 months experience operating machinery in a production setting or equivalent


Mechanical experience required


Must understand basic math; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division


Must have excellent communication skills


Punctuality and reliability is a must


Ability to speak, read and write in the English language sufficient enough to perform the following:

                Communicate effectively with other team members and supervision

                Read and comprehend process instructions

                Record pertinent process information as required


Personal Tool Requirements:  (Including but not limited to) one 0-1” micrometer (.0001 increments) and two 0-8” calipers (.001 increments)


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but is often loud in specified areas.  Hearing and eye protection is provided. 


Safety Shoes meeting OSHA/ANSI Z-41 specifications are required for anyone working in the production department. Anyone working on the ammunition loading equipment or working in the Ballistic Lab are also required to have electrostatic dissipative (ESD) shoes.


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 the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position requires a great deal of movement and standing on your feet up to 100% of the day


Ability to climb (14ft ladders) both ascending and descending using feet and hands up to 10% of the day


Ability to lift, balance and maneuver up to 50 lbs while standing on a ladder (loading hoppers)


Ability to kneel, crouch, reach and stoop 20-30% of the day


Good hearing and listening habits to determine abnormal machines noises


Very good visual skills to determine bullet defects and flaws


Good hygiene and grooming habits, no exposed midriff’s, closed toed shoes required


Compensation Package:

Starting salary: $17.00 per hour DOE


Health, Dental, & Vision benefits available

Employer matches on 401(k) plan

Employer paid Life Insurance

Employee discounts on Barnes products and services

Applications need to be sent to or faxed to 435-856-1040. Resumes may also be submitted but will NOT be accepted without an application. Please send all correspondence to: Attn: Human Resources; with the job name. No Phone Calls Please.

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