Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker

Set up dynamic balancing machines that locate the points of imbalances.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Balancing Machine Set-Up Workers do?

Sets up and operates dynamic balancing machine to locate points of imbalance on engine or electric motor parts, such as spindles, impeller wheels, armatures, rotors, and flywheels: Positions bearing pedestals according to size of workpiece, installs bearings and keys on pedestal, and aligns drive motor with belt pulleys or drive adapter of balancing machine, using handtools. Adjusts stroboscope light to specified intensity and focus. Signals crane operator to position workpiece on pedestals and fastens test weight to specified point on workpiece, using hammer, pliers, and welding equipment. Starts machine to rotate workpiece. Moves controls of machine and observes dials, meters, or trace patterns on screen to determine points of imbalance on workpiece.


Should I be a Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Dynamic-Balancer Set-Up Worker

    How to Become a
    Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker

    Balancing Machine Set-Up Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Balancing Machine Set-Up Worker-related education!
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