CAREER

Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$43,600

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-11.3% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic Do

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

Other Job Titles Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic May Have

Breakdown Mill Operator, Calender Operator, Cold Mill Operator, Machine Operator, Mill Operator, Rolling Mill Operator, Roughing Mill Operator, Temper Mill Operator, Tube Mill Operator, Weld Mill Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and to ensure that products conform to specifications.
  • Adjust and correct machine set-ups to reduce thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.
  • Start operation of rolling and milling machines to flatten, temper, form, and reduce sheet metal sections and to produce steel strips.
  • Examine, inspect, and measure raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Read rolling orders, blueprints, and mill schedules to determine setup specifications, work sequences, product dimensions, and installation procedures.

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