Bale Tie Machine Operator

Operate wirecutting and straightening machines to form wire ties.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bale Tie Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates wirecutting and straightening machine, equipped with forming attachment, to form wire ties for tying bales of paper, hay, or other material: Adjusts driving and straightening rollers, forming attachment, and jaws of holding device, using handtools. Turns crank to adjust feed of driving rollers for specified length of bale tie. Inserts wire between driving and straightening rollers and starts machine that automatically cuts, forms, and ejects specified number of bale ties in bundle onto rack for wrapping. Wraps bundle by hand or uses machine wrapping device. May set counter that records number of ties formed. May stack finished ties in storage area.

Should I be a Bale Tie Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Bale Tie Machine Operator

    Bale Tie Machine Operators 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 Bale Tie Machine Operator-related education!
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