Need to Hire Hydraulic Press Operators?

RSS is Your Go-To Source for Hydraulic Press Operators 

With more than 30 years of expertise in temporary workforce solutions, we can provide your business with skilled, experienced, and reliable hydraulic press operators who will seamlessly integrate into your team.

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Hydraulic Press Operator Staffing

RSS’s commitment to quality means we only supply operators who are proficient in operating various hydraulic press systems and can adapt quickly to different manufacturing environments, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum productivity for your projects. Our operators are also well-versed in quality control and maintenance, ensuring that they not only operate the machinery effectively but also contribute to the longevity and efficiency of your equipment.

Immediate Staffing Support: Downtime is a critical concern for hydraulic press activities. Therefore, we provide rapid response staffing solutions to promptly manage sudden vacancies, assisting you in preserving seamless operations and meeting safety protocols.

Tailored Recruitment Strategies: RSS acknowledges the distinct staffing challenges of different enterprises. We engage with you to comprehend your unique operational demands. We formulate a custom recruitment approach that supports your production targets and stays within your financial parameters, ensuring you have skilled hydraulic press operators when you need them.

Skilled Hydraulic Press Operators.

RSS provides the best hydraulic press operators to fill your temporary positions by leveraging a rigorous selection process. We ensure that our operators possess the necessary technical skills, experience, and safety training to seamlessly integrate into your workflow.

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Minimized Overhead: Save on labor and training costs. Reduce your number of full-time employees. With our extensive workforce, you can scale up or down as needed.

Business Continuity: Receive qualified workers on demand so you can rest assured that your business will remain up and running even when faced with unexpected staffing challenges.

Benefits Cost Savings: Avoid the cost of benefits such as health insurance, sick pay, vacation pay, worker’s comp, and retirement plans. We handle that, plus administrative tasks, including payroll and taxes.

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Don’t let staffing challenges disrupt your hydraulic press operations. Contact RSS today and discover how we can help you maintain smooth, efficient, and safe operations with our expert temporary staffing solutions.

Client Testimonials

Anthony M Smith, UNFI

“UNFI was at the forefront of what was going to become not only a business hurdle but a national pandemic. I was faced with multiple union strikes and staffing shortages around the United States. Upon notification of my first strike (walk-out) RSS was able to provide within 48-72 hours all the support necessary to get the distribution center up and running and on-time to customers. The customers stated that the replacement workers were better than the regular workforce.

I can not tell you how much I appreciated the support you and your team was able to provide when we were faced with a national emergency.”

Regional Vice President, U.S. largest food distributor

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for the support provided. This was new territory for our management team. When it came to contingency drivers, your team stepped up in a very significant way during a very troubling time for our distribution center. Not only were you there for us, but you proved to be extremely fast and flexible with filling our needs in under 48 hours notice. Your onsite management of your driver contingency team was the exact partnership we needed to ensure we could focus our time on our customers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Hydraulic Press Operator do?

A hydraulic press operator is responsible for operating and managing hydraulic press machines, which are used to shape, form, cut, or assemble metal or other materials under high pressure. Here’s what their job typically involves:

  • Setting up the Machine: Configuring the hydraulic press according to the specifications of the job, which includes setting the pressure, temperature, and dies or molds needed for the task.
  • Operating the Press: Using the hydraulic press to transform materials into specific shapes or products. This involves placing the material into the press, activating the machine, and ensuring the material is pressed or cut as required.
  • Monitoring Equipment: Watching the hydraulic press during operation to ensure it functions correctly and safely, monitoring for any signs of malfunction or wear and tear.
  • Quality Control: Inspecting the finished products to ensure they meet the required specifications and quality standards. This might involve measuring dimensions, checking for defects, and making adjustments to the machine settings if necessary.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Performing regular maintenance on the hydraulic press to keep it in good working order, and troubleshooting any issues that arise during operation. This includes cleaning the machine, checking for hydraulic fluid levels, and replacing worn parts.
  • Record Keeping: Maintaining records of production quantities, machine settings, and maintenance activities as required by the employer’s protocols.
  • Safety Compliance: Adhering to workplace safety standards and regulations, including wearing protective gear and following proper procedures to prevent accidents and injuries.
What skills do you need to be a Hydraulic Press Operator?

To be a successful Hydraulic Press Operator, one needs technical, mechanical, and soft skills. Here’s a breakdown of essential skills for this role:

Technical and Mechanical Skills

  1. Machine Operation: Knowledge of how to operate and control hydraulic press machines, including setting up, starting, and stopping the machine, and understanding its capabilities and limitations.
  2. Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Ability to perform routine maintenance, identify problems, and carry out essential repairs on the machinery to ensure continuous and efficient operation.
  3. Technical Understanding: Familiarity with the press’s mechanical components and hydraulic systems, understanding how they work together to produce the desired output
  4. Quality Control: Skill in inspecting and evaluating the quality of products produced by the press, ensuring they meet the required specifications and standards.
  5. Precision: Ability to work with tight tolerances and exact specifications, ensuring the final products are consistent and accurately shaped or formed.

Safety Awareness

  1. Safety Procedures: Knowledge of and adherence to workplace safety protocols and regulations, including the use of personal protective equipment and safe handling of materials and machinery.

Physical Dexterity and Strength

  1. Manual Dexterity: Skill in handling materials and tools precisely, especially when placing and removing items from the press.
  2. Physical Stamina and Strength: Capability to stand for long periods, perform repetitive tasks, and occasionally lift heavy objects as part of the job.

Soft Skills

  1. Problem-Solving: Ability to quickly identify issues and determine effective solutions, especially during machine malfunctions or when products do not meet quality standards.
  2. Communication: Effective communication skills with supervisors, coworkers, and maintenance personnel are essential, especially when coordinating tasks or addressing machine issues.

Other Skills

  1. Record Keeping: Ability to maintain accurate records of production quantities, machine settings, maintenance activities, and quality inspection results.



How do Hydraulic Press Operators acquire their skills and knowledge, and what types of training or experience are typically required for these positions?

Hydraulic Press Operators typically learn through on-the-job training, vocational training programs, or technical schools specializing in manufacturing or machinery operation. Some positions may require previous experience with hydraulic presses or similar machinery, while others offer entry-level opportunities with comprehensive training.

What is a Hydraulic Press?

A hydraulic press is a machine that uses a hydraulic cylinder to generate a compressive force. It operates on the principle of Pascal’s law, which states that when pressure is applied to a confined fluid, the pressure change occurs throughout the entire fluid. Here’s how it works and what it consists of:

Components of a Hydraulic Press

  1. Hydraulic Cylinder: The main component that generates force. It consists of a cylinder barrel, within which a piston moves back and forth. The movement of the piston is powered by hydraulic fluid—usually oil.
  2. Hydraulic Fluid: A fluid that transmits the pressure applied in the system. It is usually oil due to its stable, lubricating, and non-compressible properties.
  3. Pump: This part of the machine pumps the hydraulic fluid from the reservoir to the cylinder, applying pressure that drives the piston.
  4. Reservoir: A tank that holds the hydraulic fluid.
  5. Press Frame: The structure houses the hydraulic cylinder and supports the pressing operation. It must be robust enough to withstand the high forces generated by the press.

How It Works

  • When the hydraulic press is operated, the pump transfers hydraulic fluid from the reservoir to the cylinder, applying pressure to the piston.
  • As the pressure builds, the piston moves, creating a compressive force.
  • This force is then applied to the material placed in the press, which can result in the material’s bending, shaping, forming, or cutting depending on the die or mold used in the press.


Hydraulic presses are used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Metal forming: Shaping metal parts in automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.
  • Molding: Producing plastic, rubber, or composite parts.
  • Laminating: Applying pressure and heat to bond materials together.
  • Punching or stamping: Cutting or shaping materials with a die.
  • Forging: Shaping metal under high pressure to produce substantial parts.


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