Barrel Dedenting Machine Operator

Operate machines that remove dents from the metal barrels.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barrel Dedenting Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to remove dents from metal barrels: Positions barrel on lower die of machine, aligning bunghole under water spout of machine. Turns side dies of machine to align contour of dies with contour of barrel ends. Presses switch that closes side, top, and bottom dies around barrel. Pumps water into barrel, forcing walls of barrel against dies and removing dents. Stops pump and opens dies after specified water pressure has been attained. Examines surfaces of barrel to verify smoothness. Pushes barrel from lower die onto conveyor. May drain de-dented barrels, pressurize barrels with air, and place barrel in water tank to detect leaks.

Should I be a Barrel Dedenting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Barrel Dedenting Machine Operator

    Barrel Dedenting 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 Barrel Dedenting Machine Operator-related education!
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