Banding Machine Operator

Tend hydraulic band-seating machines that press copper rifling bands.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Banding Machine Operators do?

Tends hydraulic band-seating machine that presses brass or copper rifling bands around shells: Starts motor. Places shell on machine base, and slides band over nose of shell, pushing or hammering band toward band-groove. Pushes lever to converge retractable jaws around band to force band into groove. Releases lever and turns shell slightly, repeating pressing operation until band is seated. Removes shell from machine.

Should I be a Banding Machine Operator?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    How to become a Banding Machine Operator

    Most Banding 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: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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