Acoustical Tile Patternmaker

Tend machines that perforate and blast patterns on insulation board panels.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Acoustical Tile Patternmakers do?

Tends machines that perforate, groove, and blast patterns on insulation board panels to form acoustical tile: Dumps sacks of ground walnut shell into hopper of blaster machine and moves controls to regulate flow of shell into blaster. Adjusts height of saws to control depth of cut, using gauge and wrench. Starts machines and conveyors, and spaces pattern templates on feed conveyor. Feeds panelboards into perforating machine, and observes perforated panels to ensure automatic positioning upon templates. Observes sets of panels and templates as they are conveyed into blaster machine to ensure that specified pattern or decorative design is imprinted upon panels according to template design.

Should I be an Acoustical Tile Patternmaker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • How to Become an
    Acoustical Tile Patternmaker

    Most Acoustical Tile Patternmakers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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