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KLZ Press Operator



KLZ Press Operator

  • 492440
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular

The Garlock family of companies manufactures industrial sealing and pipeline protection products. We are industry leaders focused on continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

We’re always seeking candidates who share our values of innovation, customer satisfaction, and employee empowerment!


  • 2nd Shift: Monday - Friday from 2:00pm to 10:00pm

BENEFITS: We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • $18.99 per hour plus $1.10 shift differential for all hours worked
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Employer matching upto 6% for 401K,
  • Employee Assistance Programs, Wellness programs, on-site medical staff and Fitness Center
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Vacation and 10 holidays per calendar year
  • Tuition Assistance eligibility, and much more! 


  • Operates a series of electric/hydraulic presses in various molding operations consisting of long or short production runs of products made of various rubber compounds or a combination of rubber, spring, fabric and/or metal blanks.
  • Completes opening of press/mold by various manual means and closes partially by manual means and pushing control buttons.
  • Performs duties that include:
    • Raises and lowers presses.
    • Applies mold release to cavities as per work instructions.
    • Inserts blanks in mold cavities by hand.
    • Inserts Mold in/out press
    • Cures stock for prescribed length of time.
    • Removes finished molded pieces from mold cavities, rough pick and deposits in provided containers as per work instruction.
  • Uses care in loading molds to insure that metal or rubber blanks are properly positioned.  Quality inspection responsibilities will become paramount throughout molding cycle.
  • Determines and implements corrective actions when defects occur with product and notifies Supervision and/or Engineering when unable to correct defect.
  • Audits pre-molded blanks for defects and proper weights during initial start-up.
  • Informs Supervisor and/or Engineering of defective conditions concerning pre-molded blanks. Assists and suggests ways to correct defects.
  • Inspects finished molded pieces, this inspection will involve visual or the use of some form of gauge(s) as required.
  • Provides input and data as required for metrics.
  • Verifies mold release correctness.
  • Verifies receipt, pressures, cure times and temperatures on product masters when presses are in operation.  Employee will however, be alert to pressure changes, proper functioning of mechanical lubricating systems, temperature readings, bumps and pre-heat cycle so as to provide input and correct product masters if improprieties exist.
  • Works with Supervision and Tech Aides to assure product master correctness, including trial runs, data gathering and verbal communication as to progress status.
  • Performs various finishing operations (manual or machine) on molded rubber items and other miscellaneous items in order to prepare them for shipment.
  • Works closely with Engineering personnel in the development and establishment of standard operating data relative to new and/or experimental products.
  • Moves all finished work to proper center and records production and signs off each completed router step.
  • Maintains equipment, cleans and lubricates machines, empties dust collectors and refuse containers.
  • Miscellaneous functions such as rough picking and stacking of parts will be an essential  duty of the operator. May assist in finishing operation as directed.
  • Monitors pressure changes, vacuum changes, proper functioning of mechanical lubricating system, temperature readings, bumps, and pre-heat cycle so as to provide input and to help correct product masters if improprieties exist.
  • Performs lock out tag out process and cleans presses.
  • Weights extrusion blanks, measures critical dimensions like O.D. to ensure proper quality.  Records and charts measurements.


  • Maintains stock tote pans or containers in neat and orderly fashion.
  • Collects data and provides input to supervision and/or Engineering regarding proper data codes, stock availability and mold conditions
  • Trouble shoots process as corrective action when defects occur with product/ assists and suggests ways to correct defects.
  • Adheres to all plant safety guidelines.
  • Keeps work area in 5S condition.
  • Performs other jobs as assigned by Supervisor.

The above statements are intended to describe general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified under this job title.


  • High school degree completed or equivalent ( GED) required
  • Previous manufacturing experience preferred


POSTURE: Standing, leaning, reaching

MAXIMUM WEIGHT TO BE LIFTED: up to 35 lbs, anything over 35 lbs must be lifted by two people or appropriate lifting equipment.


REPETITIVE MOTION TASKS:  Arm/shoulder movement when loading & unloading molds, lifting & lowering mold covers, pushing and pulling molds.          

DURATION OF SHIFT: 80%              

OTHER:  Potential burns, knife cuts, finger pinching                   

WORKING CONDITIONS: Heat, fumes, noise

EnPro Industries are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This specification is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Garlock.


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