Automatic Screwmaker

Operate machines that automatically shape wire stocks to form watch screws.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Screwmakers do?

Operates machine to automatically shape and cut wire stock to form watch screws: Inserts wire in machine and starts machine that turns head and shank to specified size to form screw, threads and cuts screw to specified length, and slots head. Measures thread and length of finished screw under loupe to determine if it meets specifications, using pitch gauge and upright gauge. Maintains machine adjustment to keep product within specifications.

Should I be an Automatic Screwmaker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Gasket Maker

    How to become an Automatic Screwmaker

    Most Automatic Screwmakers 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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