Automatic Riveting Machine Operator

Operate riveting machines that automatically rivet aircraft assemblies.
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Salary Range
$27,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Riveting Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates riveting machines that automatically drill, countersink, and rivet aircraft assemblies, such as wing panels and fuselage sections: Reads and interprets blueprints, engineering drawings, and specifications to determine setup and operating procedures. Positions, aligns, and levels parts to be assembled in machine locating tools, or loads part in automatic work positioner installed on machine, using hoist or overhead crane. Selects and installs tools, such as drills, countersinks, rams, rivet injector, and chamfer tools in machine spindles, using handtools. Loads control media, such as tape or disk, in machine. Adjusts controls to synchronize control media, parts, and machine, and to regulate depth of countersink, air pressure, and ram stroke. Fills hopper with rivets or other fasteners. Starts machine, observes operation, monitors displays, and readjusts machine to ensure riveted assemblies conform to specifications. Operates machine manually or from automatic settings. Replaces defective cutting tools. May assemble parts prior to loading parts on machine, using rivet gun and bucking bar. May be designated by type of media controlling machine as Riveting Machine Operator, Programmed Control; Riveting Machine Operator, Tape Control.

Should I be an Automatic Riveting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Erco Machine Operator, Riveting Machine Operator, Automatic, Riveting Machine Operator, Programmed Control See More

    How to Become an
    Automatic Riveting Machine Operator

    Most Automatic Riveting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jaaaa&chl=no+college+%2863%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,63,63
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