Barbed Wire Machine Operator

Operate machines that twist sharp barbs for barbed-wire fencing materials.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barbed Wire Machine Operators do?

Operates machine that automatically twists sharp barbs between strands of wire to form barbed-wire fencing materials: Mounts reels of smooth wire on feedrack of machine, using hoist. Butt-welds end of feed wire to wire in machines, and to repair breaks in wire. Starts machine and observes counter on machine to verify required length of barbed wire on roll. Stops machine and removes pin to drop roll of barbed wire to floor. Cuts wire with cutter. Attaches name tag to roll and places it on pallet. Adjusts machine.

Should I be a Barbed Wire 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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to Become a
    Barbed Wire Machine Operator

    Barbed Wire 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 Barbed Wire Machine Operator-related education!
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